Month: August 2016

Recollecting Shiva Naipaul in Africa and Sri Lanka

By Charles Sarvan, Berlin Shiva Naipaul’s reputation is over-shadowed by that of his brother, world-famous V. S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, knighted by the Queen.  Both were born in Trinidad; V. S. in 1932, and Shiva in 1945; both studied at Oxford. Shiva’s sudden and early death at the age of forty cut off…

CHICKEN TIKKA IN TIRANA

By Adam Yamey Between 1944 and 1990, the tiny Balkan country Albania was governed by a Stalinist dictatorship. During that period, it was more isolated from the outside world than North Korea is today. My Indian wife, Lopa, and I visited the country in June 2016. We were open to surprises, but never imagined that…

DONALD TRUMP AND THE MELTED ICECREAM

By Ejaz Rahim The magi have consistently warned That the greatest foes Of all great nations Are to be found not outside But within There is always an ass that kicks And a serpent that stings Hiding inside And ready to sidetrack Both a great nation And a good human being Not being an American…

TO EDHI SAHIB by Ejaz Rahim

  TO EDHI SAHIB Today is the 27th of June, 2016 A fleeting glimpse of yours Lying stretched out on a cot Helpless like a newborn babe And just as innocent Hits the moon-struck eye Visiting ministers gaze At your recumbent form Utterly powerless while you Keep your eyes closed That was my first impression But…

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