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triveni spotlight: 31st december 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Kala Ramesh and Vidya Shankar GUEST EDITOR: Ustat Kaur Sethi 31st December 2023


 

you carry the sky on your head windflower


— Lev Hart

haikuKATHA, Issue 1



I once read somewhere, that when you talk about wars, you don’t talk about the death and destruction that follows it, you talk about the charred doll of an eight–year–old girl. Wars have a tendency of stripping us of our humanity, of making us forget, that there exist actual people, people with real lives behind these death tolls and numerals. And that they, with their singular hopes, dreams, wishes and aspirations matter – probably the most in the true scope of things, once you remove the societal expectations that envelope it.


Winter is a time when the world is dusted with snow, but nature sheds away its ostentations – a harsh reminder of the cold that creeps through at that time. For many, it is a time of joy, of remembrance and gratitude. For many others - the ones in makeshift camps, the ones on the battlefield, the ones suffering, it is a beckon to prepare for tough times ahead – because winter is coming, and it will stay. The December edition of Triveni Spotlight is an attempt to look at these realities, with the aim to divert a certain amount of attention to the current conflict plaguing Israel and Palestine.

- Ustat Kaur Sethi

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Thank you for being our next guest editor, Ustat. We are looking forward to this month-long haiku from the past issues of haikuKATHA! Wow! This is going to be a treat!

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Srinivas Sambangi
Srinivas Sambangi
31. Dez. 2023

beautiful haiku

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
31. Dez. 2023

Lovely Ku to end this year! Thanks so much Ustat for being here. It was a lovely December with bright and beautiful gems to read.

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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
31. Dez. 2023

A beautiful haiku Lev.

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Kavita Ratna
Kavita Ratna
31. Dez. 2023

This ku takes my breath away!! Thank you Lev!

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Kalyanee
Kalyanee
30. Dez. 2023

This is another gem! Love this!

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