Archive for November, 2015

The Algorithm of a Prayer

In a cathedral full of floating litanies. You halt You catch a prayer, Plant it In coals of fire, Like a seed, Expecting fruits of incense Time breaks your supplication Into fractions of approvals. A colorless light; A prism dispersing spectrum of aqua; A photosynthesis of blessings       […]

November 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

कोई वीरानी सी वीरानी है

सामने  दश्त  है, ग़ुबार  है, वीरानी  है मुड़ के देखूं तो आँखों में सिर्फ़ पानी है खो गए वक़्त की परतों में सुनहरे लम्हे अब तो तारीकियों में घिर रही कहानी है कोई उम्मीद,कुछ सूरत नज़र नहीं आती दास्ताँ  ज़िंदगी  की  मौत  की ज़ुबानी  है तेरा मिलना तो यक़ीनन ही […]

November 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry

This Diwali

This glorious festival of lights Welcomes the New Year So swiftly passes and merges into the next Bringing hope and joy to all; We clean our homes, Throw out the rust and decay, Polish and shine the walls for luster: Hang ‘diyas,’ candles, lamps and Colored lights to decorate And […]

November 8, 2015 · 1 comment · Poetry

Democracy of Merit

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal There’s been a lot of tolerance, intolerance talks lately and sometimes it’s good to give a topic a break. We are a developing country and wheels of progress rests on us seeking opportunities to grow, passing ordinances that clears obstacles and encourage sustainable growth of […]

November 8, 2015 · 1 comment · Editorial

Yellows of October

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November 1, 2015 · 1 comment · Thousand Words

Awards Return Challenge

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal You might remember Ice bucket challenge from last year, what started as a way of raising awareness and money for a disease research just turned into a fad and people all over the world just started pouring ice on themselves right and left, in India […]

November 1, 2015 · 1 comment · Editorial

Obituary

A year has passed by Since we lost you dear brother, Ma so old and frail Remembers you day and night, Her fading memory cannot remember You are no longer with us. She wonders when you will come and visit us again; Her tender eyes pause at the doorway Expecting […]

November 1, 2015 · 1 comment · Poetry

फ़र्ज़ी

जब  कभी  हमसे मिला, दोस्त की मानिंद मिला ख़ूबसूरत  था  वो  लिफ़ाफ़ा, मगर  ख़ाली निकला क़ीमती  जान  के  रखा  बहुत  संभाल  के  उसको लेकिन बज़ार तक जब पहुँचा तो वो जाली निकला उस हुनर,तहज़ीब और  इख़लाक़ के क़ायल थे हम लफ्ज़  पर्दा थे, असल  में  वो तो  इक गाली निकला […]

November 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Poetry