It is soft. Soft as the melody of a cuckoo’s song from the mango orchards in summer. Soft as the meshed earth after a sudden monsoon shower. Soft as the whispered delight of the ruffled leaves at nightfall. Soft as
A journalist by training, Mariyam Haider is a writer and performance poet in Singapore.
She is the researcher of the book The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age written by James Crabtree.
Her writing has appeared in Hindustan Times, Livemint, Feminism In India, New Asian Writing and Kitaab.