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why do you let them?

come and leave?

like them and

love you, too?

what is the reason

behind settling for

sticks and stones?

for dimming your glow? 44 more words


Strength isn’t that I don’t crumple

it’s that I do,


unfold myself neatly into a new form

and soar


an eagle above the clouds

-A. Long

My Poetry

On Decolonising Academics & Pathologies of Muslim Intellectualism

Dr. SYED FARID ALATAS is a sociologist who has done extensive research on alternative models of Sociology, especially based on Ibn Khaldun’s theories. He teaches at National University of Singapore. 3,693 more words


To Tin Men

To the man who made

the tin men with no hearts

you tinkerer

no love of your own

so you built them to entertain you with pretty lies… 94 more words


India likely to rename West Bengal as ‘Bangla’ or ‘Banga’ — NEWSJET

The chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet approved a resolution on Tuesday to call the state, actually located in eastern India, “Bengal” in English – one of India’s official languages.State lawmakers would also get to choose between the Bengali names “Bangla” or “Bonga”, said state minister Partha Chatterjee.The feisty Banerjee, 61, had complained that […]

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