Archive for September, 2014

The Myth of Religious Neutrality

By Ranjit K. Sahu The concept of religious neutrality  is a misnomer when its real meaning is emphasized. It suffices to say that more often than not it has been coined by people who understand very little of religion, both theirs as well as others. How else do you explain […]

September 28, 2014 · 1 comment · Articles

From The Diary Of a Newly Turned Father

A round the clock tiny ‘Time Bomb’ keeps ticking by my side as I wait anxiously to see her explode. She is just a few days old; her impossibly small velvety hands, infirm slender legs with knees lacking in detail, tiny feet as if some artist’s chimera. And then her […]

September 28, 2014 · 2 comments · Poetry

हादसा

तुम्हे क्या बतायें  कि क्या हुआ मेरे  साथ  है  जो  सितम  हुआ दिल  तोड़  के वो  ये  कह  गये लो, ये क़िस्सए – दर्द क़लम हुआ हमें क्यों हो उससे  गिला कभी हमें आये  उसका  ख़याल क्यों हम  उसे  न  चाहेंगे  उम्र – भर जो वफ़ाओं से मेरी सहम गया […]

September 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

PM Modi in US: Der Aye Durust Aye

By The Editor PM Modi’s has finally arrived in both literally and metaphorically sense. The country that denied him visa for more than a decade has opened its arms to welcome him as the head of Indian state. His trip carries the weight of convincing the world that India can […]

September 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial

Elderly Abuse: The Stigma of Indian Society

By The Editor Today, we shed light on something’s we prefer to overlook, a stigma on our society of the abuse of the elderly’s. Many seniors are lucky to have concerned children who take care of them in the eve of their journey but many more find themselves abused, neglected […]

September 21, 2014 · 1 comment · Editorial

बदगुमानी

लोग कहते रहें, कहने को कि, ख़ुदा है इश्क़ दरअसल सोचिये तो सिर्फ हादिसा है इश्क़ ज़िंदगी रास्ता है और मौत मंज़िल है इनसे बच कर निकल गया वो कारवां है इश्क़ किस ख़ुशी, कौन से से सुकूँ का ज़िक्र है यारब मेरे ख़याल में इक दर्दे- जाविदां है इश्क़ ये […]

September 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

Thank God Kashmir exists!

By Lakshay Nanda   “Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, hameen ast-o, hameen ast-o, hameen ast.” “If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this.” Amir Khusro would have been quite intrigued by the beauty of this place until he had been born in […]

September 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Articles

Sinking Reality In Kashmir

By The Editor It is kind of ironical but reality has sunk in into the valley of Kashmir. For decades Hurriyat, Pakistan and other separatists have been calling for independent state in the valley and India was alleged an occupier, an aggressor whose forces oppress the Awam or the people. […]

September 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Editorial

तरदीद

मुझको भी तुमसे मुहब्बत तो नही हमदम ,कि बस दिल  पे  तेरी  बेरुख़ी  कुछ  चोट सी  पहुँचाये   है  तुम अगर  मसरुफ़ हो तो हम भी कब हैं मुंतज़िर  फिर भी हर आहट  पे इक उम्मीद सी बँध जाये है  तुमने की तर्के-वफ़ा ,अच्छा हुआ ,झंझट ख़तम  बस यही अफ़सोस […]

September 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

Fall Foliage

By Sean Zhao from Columbus, Ohio, US

September 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Thousand Words