World Social Justice Day

The United Nations has declared February 20th as World Social Justice day. In this era, social justice is like a carrot dangling before humanity while the vast majority of us are being beaten with sticks. So, social justice is an aspirational desire, a desire to remediate the wrongs of past times and current ways of ruling. I hope every single day, to see signs of … Continue reading World Social Justice Day

My Dida’s House

Reading the stories of so many Indian women, I am reminded of this, my only heirloom. I want to tell too, of my hidden memories. My Dida’s house, the noise, the open sewers, the eternal mangy cat with her multi-hued descendants. The ceaseless summer war between cat and human, mosquito and human. The long afternoons after the lovingly prepared meal, the smell of the bus … Continue reading My Dida’s House

Traveller’s Lament

I used to love the roads as well as blood loves vein fleeing from running to the geographies of other maps where my race charted like a cartographer’s fantasy finds itself obscured by the deviance of our desire in all my darkness i have never lost the way nor forgotten the words of this lamentation Global Warning A motorcycle revs up the evening somewhere a … Continue reading Traveller’s Lament

I Wanted to Write a Dyke

KAUSHALYA BANNERJI I wanted to write a dyke poem in your face rhetorical a poem unbound angry as my curves aching as the words you never see me throw I wanted to write a dyke poem struttingjeans ungirdled fists that caress like fingers a poem as inspiring as Bonnie as Thelma and Louise as defiant as Lila and Urmila as erased by your herstory as Malinche and … Continue reading I Wanted to Write a Dyke