When I spoke with Hoque about his writing process, the conversation became deeply personal. We both concurred that writing was a sacred element that can bring about social, cultural, spiritual and political change, healing and opening minds of turbulent nations around the world and within ourselves.
For as difficult as it is for me to get out of bed, it was just as hard to get out of that relationship. And as out of the question it is for me to avoid hitting that tempting Snooze button, it was just as impossible for me to not accept the re-invitation from that horrid yet irresistible man.
I am a romantic and quite an old-fashioned one. I probably would’ve been best-suited for the days of Jane Austen and the Victorian-esque style of all things desire and love. Though the clash therein would’ve been in the sense that I am way too headstrong and would’ve had issue with the ...
We need a massive transformation, a mansformation, and for that we require new and improved man metrics to assess who we are and who we want to become. Let’s start with the now.
There is change coming, sacrifice that needs to be made. This is not new, it’s been happening all year, but it’s not done. And it hasn’t demanded this much from you yet, so be ready.
... we belong in places where art is created, where music is heard with passion, and love is felt so deeply that it breaks our hearts just to know that it exists. We belong on trains -- to have the feeling of being alive; of feeding that place in our hearts that must be free. To be free… We are ...
At this very moment, you’re reading an article on an independent online publication. The Internet is this: I can say whatever I want. And matched with a characteristic cynicism, it becomes this: I can say whatever I want, and I don’t care. Generation Y becomes Generation Y-Not.
As we develop and grow into adults, and become ourselves, we are inducted into the notion that now we must Be someone -- the very person that we are, but not exactly… no, who we should be as ourselves is a man-made construct based on our particular family, culture, society -- often in direct ...