Mourning The Martyrs

By Ariana Husain (The culmination of the ten days mourning period is most difficult, penetrating and heart rendering to the lovers of Imam Hussain Alaihis Salam. On the first day of Muharram the adherents of latter day Wahhabism and Salafism ideologies, with their predilection for that is proscribed in the holy Quran and the greed… Continue reading Mourning The Martyrs


Pride and Arrogance

The new World Trade Centre lighted up. Arrogance destroyed the twin towers; the City now radiates with pride with its new building. Picture kind courtesy Jafar Shameem Is there a line between pride and arrogance? Arguably there is really a very thin line between the two. Listen to those who radiate, are happy to talk… Continue reading Pride and Arrogance

A Hero’s Journey

By Abbas Ali Husain As metal clanged Jack parried and side stepped and pointed his sword at his mentor Arthur. “HAHA!” Jack yelled “got you!” But he realized he wasn’t able to move and felt he was paralyzed.  “No!” Arthur said holding his sword close to Jack’s neck,“I got you!.”  He smiled and put down… Continue reading A Hero’s Journey

Information Overload

Sad but true! I do not want to read newspapers anymore. Sad because not very far back my articles did appear in newspapers and a few columns found space in them with balanced views on my published novels. To me the relevance of the newspaper today is much as the radio and transistors which are … Continue reading Information Overload

Marabelle’s Story

By Yameena Shameem Marabelle was walking in town square, daydreaming. She was dreaming of a sunny day, walking on damp grass, plucking daisies for her mother who had passed away only a year ago. But Marabelle’s daydream didn’t really match reality. It actually was a rainy day, with gray clouds soaking a person head to… Continue reading Marabelle’s Story

The Underdog

By Eshan Shameem  Zach is a normal kid, going to an average school, with average grades. He’s never been special at anything. His best friend since kindergarten, Jake, is the star of the football team and is the best in all of his classes. Zach has always looked up to Jake. Both Zach and Jake… Continue reading The Underdog

Do we Live our lives or just Exist?

In a friendly discussion I mentioned to a friend that “ An acquaintance of mine meditates for an hour daily early in the morning before he leaves for work, some consider him crazy.”  He smiled and replied, “Do you know what is crazy? Sitting at a desk 9 to 5 for your entire life! That… Continue reading Do we Live our lives or just Exist?