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A concert with satellites for drummers

A
cardiac
murmur
in the sky
turns our
pectoral
muscles
into broken
cymbals, and
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The great Indian chop suey

Rufous Treepie. Thiruvanmyur

Rufous Treepie. Thiruvanmyur

I had written this after the Uber incident last December. An unfortunate time when the Indian government decided to ban a taxi app, pass the paneer tikka and inform the masses that safety has been restored on our streets.

I re-posted it after reading a recent report about one of the accused in the horrific 2012 Delhi incident in which four guys who brutally gang-raped and murdered, inside a bus, a 16-year-old girl. Among other frightening perspectives, the accused spoke about how rape victims must share the blame. That “she should not have fought back”. It is not an uncommon train of thought in India. Some of our politicians believe that. Women politicians too.

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Peshawar – December 16, 2014

May
the dearly
departed
of Peshawar
turn into
baby falcons,
whisked away
from this
frightening
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