The most enticing stories are told behind the curtains. At times, the masked highlights of the show are screened under the spotlight; the privilege of gaining admission to those exclusive stories lies within each of us. Are we ready to take the extra mile to reach out those voices that scream louder behind the scenes? Such question was the seed that grew into the fully nourished tale that the November issue has ripen into.
The moment no one risks to reach out for such muted tales, the fragments of the broken scale jab scars on our society as all—regardless of their relative loudness—deserves to be received on equal terms. Especially at times when silence cannot act as excuse for overlooking the fractures, The Granite Tower (GT) has worked day and night to offer our voices for those that are hushed.
The Cover Story attempts to uncover the veil encasing the extroverted individuals of the society. Examining the status quo of the underlying perceptions acting as premises when using the term extrovert has helped re-examine the judgments that bruised the society when we look at not only extroverts but in fact any other entity that is less vocal with their utterances—those whose presence is louder behind the scenes than it is on stage.
The GT journalists have attempted to offer voices to those inevitably silenced into the corner and at the same time have taken the time to recognize the charms of the tales told only when the curtains are lifted. I hope our endeavors will inspire you to do the same—to consciously appreciate the movement behind the scenes but to gently offer a hand to those thrown off-stage.