Sexual atrocities on girl children become a daily event through out the land. The recent one is the sexual abuse on a girl by a gang with muscle and political power in a small town in Tamilnadu. This misfortune shocked the public consciousness. Her in this issue four eloquent voices rise against the incident and the are Gita Narayanan, Salama, Sukirtharani and Sharamila Seyyid. The editorial is on the determining nature of the forth coming General Election. Louis A Gomas writes on the aesthetics of the world of fiction by Perumalmurugan. Ravi Subramaniyan and Kailash Sivan contributes poems while Fathima Majida a poignant short story. Two translated stories from Malayalam and Singalese by C S Chandrika and Ruan M Jayadhunga rendered into Tamil by Senthilkumar and Rishan Sherif respectively. Rathan from Canada reviews the academy award winning movie The Green Book. S Amaranathan and Sudarvizhy review books.