Archive for August, 2015

Cocoon of Broods

Shall we dance the dance of one leg up in the groove of this seemingly merriment here? Lewis, these rhythms are the rumbles of friendly adversaries they beat the skins of drums into foxy sweetness how they beat the skins of drums to tear and to tears… these strings are […]

August 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry


The clock ticks away the time As the day exhausts itself Into  the dreary noon. Somewhere the overhanging clouds Slide down the sky to watch the temper of the  day No animals walk the street No birds fly in the sky The nests on the branches Cuddle them inside… The […]

August 9, 2015 · 2 comments · Poetry

Hypothesis of Kindness

By Sudha Dixit Have you tried to touch a bird’s eggs in the nest, while the mother is watching? If yes, you must have seen how the tiny & frail mother bird reacts. The fury and the violence with which she attacks the encroacher, is amazing. The chirpy little singing […]

August 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Nature à Voir

By Anu Bannore From Vadodara, India [slideshow_deploy id=’1728′]

August 9, 2015 · 2 comments · Thousand Words


The contours on our faces are not dimples associated with smiles, neither are they tribal-marks of yore. They are autographs of woes etched by sufferance. The tattoos on our conscience are not emblems of remembrance, neither are the boulevards that beautify serenity. They are scars inflicted on us by fate. […]

August 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

A Grand Salute!

Your passing away has bereaved ‘Bharat Ma’ of her outstanding son. Guruji, your sad and sudden demise Has drowned the nation in fathomless pain. A lover of youth You motivated them to rise above themselves. You never tired out with their queries In fact, you loved them all the more […]

August 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Poetry


Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam The message came I was in shock So I think were others? Our Missile Man, our hope of the future Was deep in sleep forever Just a few hours back he was hale and sound His tweets were read by the world around The IIIM […]

August 2, 2015 · 3 comments · Poetry

Validity of Death Penalty: A Sine Qua Non

By Sudha Dixit Hate the sin not the sinner, a very laudable quote often used by Mahatma Gandhi. Bapu, had he survived, might have said that Godse should not be hanged. Well he never got that chance but frankly it would not have mattered to Bapu whether Godse lived or […]

August 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Articles

The Hanging Debate: The Dilemma that Never Was

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Past few days showed that people will do anything absurd in getting their face in limelight even if it meant defending a convicted terrorist on prime time. Yakub Memon has his hands red with blood of 257 innocent lives, he was as much involved in […]

August 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Editorial