…in Bangkok, or anywhere else for that matter, wanted to write a Four Letter Word essay reflecting on current events, New Mandala would be very happy to publish it.

Off the top of my head words such as bomb, cops, tear, PA(S)D, Tula, hope, Prem, heat, king, demo, coup, time, guns, mask, and mess, may all make sense. There may also be other words that New Mandala readers want to meditate on. Feel free to offer your own suggestions.

The standard format for Four Letter Words applies; essays can be sent to the usual place. Please consider this an invitation to send quality contributions. They will be read widely. And a rapid response to submitted material is certain.