Archive for January, 2015

Whither Freedom of Expression

By Sudha Dixit I grew up hearing a saying ‘a pen is mightier than sword’. I believed in it too. But the element of terror which has permeated our world through religious fanatics is gaining ground through cultural zealots too. We have seen Satanic Verses, written  by Salman Rushdie being banned […]

January 25, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Trees Uprooted

There was a time When man and wild  Lived together for quite a while The sun the moon the planets too Took care to nourish both and true The gradual years as they rolled by Tore the bond that grew and bound The two together soon tore apart When greed […]

January 25, 2015 · 1 comment · Poetry

FITE Press Release – FITE against massive layoffs by TCS

FITE will continue the struggle against TCS ‘layoffs’ Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E.) was formed by a group of IT professionals to bring together employees of various IT and ITES companies in the last week of December 2014. The forum works as a platform to speak out for the welfare and rights of IT […]

January 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Week's Person

The Flight

Out of Blue He flew Down, into my terrain, Not like bird, but Like an aero plane Promising to take me away Far, far, away Beyond distant horizon Towards heaven’s gateway. Swept me off my feet A rare exotic treat Sheer bliss I closed my eyes Still saw fluttering fireflies […]

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

Exploitations in Human History: Raping Women to Plundering Nations

By Ranjit K. Sahu Exploiting the weakness of another fellow human to advance self interests in nothing new or surprising when seen in the context of the history of human civilization and social evolution. Although it is an inherited malice that is deeply ingrained into the thoughts of all creatures […]

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Delhi Elections: Changing Equations in the Battle for Capital

By The Editor AAP must have been blaming their stars; two former colleagues had gone to the opposition party. They may try to make light of the affair but they know that old monsters have come out of closet. BJP have played two important trump cards, Shaziya knows AAP inside […]

January 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial

Freedom to Offend

By The Editor The attack on Charlie Hebdo clearly showed us the price of freedom and sometime that price have to paid in blood. Charlie Hebdo had a history of pushing the envelop on freedom of speech but is that the reason to shoot someone in the cold blood, how […]

January 11, 2015 · 1 comment · Editorial

TCS Layoff: The Human Cost of Corporate Profits

By The Editor  I always use to wonder why IT employees in general are called “Resources”, not employees, not personnel but resources.  Only later when sacked from a project I realized why it was so, we are all expendables. Billing and revenue is all that matters in this industry and […]

January 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial

जाने – जानाँ

मैं  मुब्तिला  हूँ  एक  खामोशियों  के  जंगल  में सिर्फ  दो  लफ़्ज़  तू  ही   बोल  ऐ  जाने – जानाँ  टूटती  हैं  रगें  दिल  की ,ज़रा  आवाज़  तो  दे मार  डाले   न   कहीं   ये   ग़मे – हिज्राँ   जानाँ तू  मेरे  पास  नहीं , होता  भी  तो  क्या  होता तूने  मुझको  कभी  अपना  […]

January 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

Varkala Beach, Kollam

By Vijayasree J from Trivandrum, India [slideshow_deploy id=’1248′]

January 11, 2015 · 0 comments · Thousand Words