Do I imagine myself visiting a gobargas project in the sticks to see if my environmental sins are being alchemized into virtue?
Image: Divided Nepal (Gaijatra series), Ragini Upadhyay-Grela, acrylic on canvas, 76 X 92 cm, 2009
Cut-outs of poles and cables rearranged and glued together. A white square split in two – a brick wall drawn on one half and a tunnel-like hole on the other; in the middle, a poem inside a pomegranate, an ode to the neighbourhood fruit tree now buried under concrete.
Image: Eyes, right! The philosopher Roger Scruton, who does not like lefties.
It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog says. In a world of long-distance travel and consumption, the pursuit of consistently green living may seem downright quixotic.
A black man in the US, Beatty is permanently uncomfortable. Typecast as a writer of satire, he thinks instead that he is just writing from that point of discomfort – about frustration, about being lost.
Image: Global Translation Rights Catalogue, 2017
My tongue didn’t have a mind of its own. It had already become accustomed to life in exile, and it didn’t think much of returning home.