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Pigeons perched onthe wires, driprain waterdrippingoff their tiny bodies. SuddenlyThe flocksfly into grey skies terrified of the angry blast ofa school bus,idleon an early-morning street,in Mumbai. Sunil Sharma is a Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 19 published books: Some solo, some joint. Sunil edits the English section […]

When in old Sana’a

Suhail AlHammady Having been bestowed with the gift of being wrapped in a dark skin, it was obvious that the “norms” crippling-down the corners of our society would abort the […]


David Estringel Two months ago, I was told via voicemail that my mother was going to have emergency brain surgery. Wednesday night’s social work class—the first one of the semester—had […]

Me, myself & the kids

Deena AlNaggar I have decided to write a column in the Elixir magazine. May Allah help them! The title? I have been thinking of ‘Me, Myself & the Kids!” and for a good reason.  The moment you say, ‘Junior-section Teacher,’ people picture a very organised, no-nonsense, grim person, who mostly dresses in dark colours and wears glasses. They are always buried […]


David Estringel Sundays are the days I go the ocean and make my offerings to Olokun, African deity of the ocean depths—the bringer of good things to those who walk […]