Lord, your clothes are divine, divine is your radiance Lord, the town entire sees you in your true form If there be a real man here, come forward and say ‘The emperor has no clothes’ Lord, in your ideal realm the hearse is now the Ganga.
Those are the concluding lines of Parul Khakkar’s poem titled ‘Shabvahini Ganga’—which is a searing indictment of the king for failing his people. Once praised by the right as the “the next big icon of Gujarati poetry,” she has now become a target for trolls. The Wire has more on Khakkar, and the original poem in Gujarati, plus English and Hindi translations.
An escalating war in the Middle East
The TLDR: As Israel pummels Gaza to the ground, diplomatic efforts to broker a truce have failed—and Hamas remains defiant despite the growing humanitarian toll. We look at why this is happening right now, and the high stakes for all involved.
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