Do we deserve the lies our history books tell us? Are we entitled to a future founded on these lies? Is present, as we perceive it, the real truth?
The fictive and the real world are often interchangeable, and that’s why we mustn’t undermine the power of our imagination. What we conceive as stories are, in fact, extended reality of our future. Or a forgotten past.
The stories in this Issue nuance, with refreshing alertness, a combined future, an amalgam of frustrations matured by inner-voices, and, an openness that only experience can imbue. Our world might be imploding as some argue, but certainly not our stories. This is my belief and the works in Issue 11 seem to support it.
It’s good to discover a reason for our intentions. The time is now.
The Red Darkness by Pragya Bhagat
‘Stupid’ by Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike
‘The Art of Wearing a Fedora’ by Tendai Machingaidze
Unfamiliar by Sumit Kr Aggarwal
Interview with William Todd Seabrook by RK Biswas
Interview with Amandeep Sandhu by Kulpreet Yadav
Artwork by Suman Sinha Ray