Archive for May, 2015

The Charge

Yes  Me’lord It’s  murder Please  do  not  dismiss My  plea,  without  hearing Me  further He  came  with Intent  and  design Made  me Relent  and  resign From  my  stiff  stand And  listen  to  his  serenade He  said  his  love Was  far  above The  mundane He  promised  bliss, Never the  pain It  was  […]

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

Grading Government: A’s and B’s, Zero’s and D’s

By The Editor It’s an amusing thing about human nature, to judge, people sizing up others on abilities and grounds they themselves don’t possess. For instance, the innumerable experts on cricket, the gurus who point out flaws in a batsman’s technique from the comfort of a couch, most of these […]

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial

Heat Wave and The Indian Cities

By Ranjit K. Sahu There has been an unprecedented wave of heat across the globe starting from the western hemisphere to the east, affecting the countries that can be categorized as developed with modern amenities to poorer countries with burgeoning populations. While considerable debate still goes on over the reality […]

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Sin City: Vegas

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May 31, 2015 · 1 comment · Thousand Words

Moonshine

Dreamt there stood an angel bright Outside my room, the other night He looked so sorrowful, so meek, so calm I wondered what was really wrong I spoke to him in a comforting voice It made him start and heave a sigh “You mortals are surely very unkind To use […]

May 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

A Forty Two Year Long Death: A Case for Euthanasia

By Sudha Dixit Aruna Saunbhag died. Did I say ‘she died’? Was she alive? Was she living? No! She had been dying for past 42 years – from 1973 to be precise – in instalments.  Aruna, then 25, was sexually assaulted by a sweeper, Sohanlal Bartha Walmiki on Nov. 27, […]

May 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

A Plea To Life

       Life, O you gracious lady,         Why have you forsaken us      In a world as empty as     We, the living dead?     Parched land we have become         With all ties of love and humanism lost-     […]

May 17, 2015 · 1 comment · Poetry

Knotty Heads

Knots, and knots and knots There are knots every where Life is not a bed of roses Thorns crown it everywhere The humming bees sing a tune And glue themselves everywhere The ears are wild sometimes mild When the singing sirens raise the air: Life is shelved like a honeycomb […]

May 17, 2015 · 2 comments · Poetry

ज़लज़ला

कोख़-ए-ज़मीं से यूं बा-तरतीब जब एक ज़लज़ला चले सतह पे सर चलें कहीं, कहीं गला चले माना है रसूख़ दुनिया में ख़ूब तेरा ओ आदमी, मगर जो पल भर को भी  उसकी चले तो फिर किसकी भला चले ज़िंदा हूँ मैं के फ़ज़्ल है ओ नक्शगर-ए-हादसात कौन जाने हो कब […]

May 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

India and China: Neighbors and Choices

By The Editor Neighbors, more often than not are envious of each other, their progress each others’ eyesore. This goes same for people and nations alike. India and China have a historical chance to bolster their relationship. Despite our historical and ideological differences world has placed its hopes in our […]

May 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Editorial