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Genocidal intent of apartheid regime confirmed: Israeli minister warns Palestinians of holocaust

After murdering 33 over 60 78 112 (as at 3 March) Palestinians since Tuesday (whose names and family status are rarely mentioned like the Israeli “father of four”, and two … Continue reading

1 March, 2008 · 9 Comments

“We must take a neighborhood in Gaza and wipe it off the map”

Quotables from the Israeli government’s current (c)harm offensive While you may have read about the first, Israeli Minister Sheetrit’s revealing outburst was by no means the only recent one. These … Continue reading

12 February, 2008 · 8 Comments

Tagore’s lore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. — Rabindranath Tagore, 1861- 1941: Indian Poet, … Continue reading

29 November, 2007 · Leave a comment

For want of a nail: agency, causality and consequence in a verse

First, a nursery rhyme that illustrates how our actions and details–both small and large–matter. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse … Continue reading

24 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"