may be an orange,
fueling an apple,

with African hairdo
draw snakes,

venomous sting has
death stamped on

passport to another
kingdom, written on

table books with
glam dam chicks

a private utopia
in their tattoo.


“Connectivity” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi


Nikhil Nath has been writing poetry for eighteen years. He has been published in various magazine in India, the USA and the UK. Nikhil Nath is his pen name. He lives and works from Kolkata, India. “Write rubbish, but write”, said Virginia Woolf.This is Nikhil’s maxim for writing.
Allegro, Aji, Ink salt and Tears, Laughing Dog (Poem of the Month), Ehanom, Ithica Lit, and Germ Magazine have recently accepted his work.

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.