Archive for April, 2016

Water and Drought: The Lessons we Never Learn

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Gandhi who couldn’t stand wastage of a paper would have died of heart attack on witnessing the country’s parched fields and water shortages. The country is in desperate need of Bapu’s lesson of not taking more than needed.  Recently Maharashtra High court’s objection to BCCI’s […]

April 17, 2016 · 1 comment · Editorial

Indian Foreign Policy: The Trust Issues

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Why is it so hard for Indian leaders to learn the lesson that the generous goodwill they accord their neighbors don’t necessarily come back. The recent move by Pakistan to block Indian team from visiting their soil for investigating the Pathankot attack clearly shows and […]

April 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

मत पूछ

मुझ  से  बार बार  मेरी  तन्हाई  का  आलम  ना  पूछ रात  सारी  किस  तरह  काटी,  मेरे  हमदम, ना पूछ रहगुज़र   तकते   रहे   हम,  उसने   देखा   भी    नहीं गुज़री  मेरे  दिल  पे  जो  वक़्त-ए-सफर,  जानम, ना पूछ कितनी   शिद्दत   से  उसे  चाहा  ये  हम  बतलाएं  क्या जज़्बये – बेइख्तियारे – शौक़,  […]

April 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

Breaking What’s Broken: Medications, Machines and Relationships

By Mark Antony Rossi I am reminded of an old Italian saying ” you can’t make stale bread fresh again. ” The thought behind this maxim might apply to many areas of our lives but the libido is clearly not one of them. The introduction of erection pills and implant […]

April 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

The Sea and the Aquarium

By Vijayasree J from Trivandrum, India [slideshow_deploy id=’2257′]

April 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Thousand Words

एक बार फिर

चलो  एक  बार  मिल  कर दोस्त   फिर  बन  जाएँ  हम  दोनों भुला  दें  हिज्र  की  वो तल्खियाँ  सब , भुला   दें  वस्ल   की  रानाईयाँ   सब , वो  यादों  का  सफ़र  तन्हा,  ना  सोचें वो  पुरनम   नज़्मों  की उदासियाँ  सब चलो  अब  छोड़  दें  वो  देखना बुझते  चराग़ों  को वो  पतझड़  […]

April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

लाल सलाम

कल ख्वाब में सितमगर के गाल पे क़लाम रख दिया आव देखा ना ताव हमने लाल सलाम रख दिया गद्दार की साफ़-गोई की भला और होगी क्या नज़ीर हम रखते इससे पहले खुद ही अपना नाम रख दिया उस रोज़ जो सुना बाग़ीयों की नफरतों का शोरगुल होश उड़ गए […]

April 3, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry

Bengal Bridge Bloodbath: Who’s Responsible?

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal You can commit a murder and then take a dip in Ganges to wash away your deed but would it actually wash away the sin. What happened in Kolkata is not an act of god as the IVRCL spokes person said to media, it was […]

April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Strength To Be Human In This Day Of Machines

By Mark Antony Rossi The ancient story “The Tower of Babel” is perhaps the first recorded instance where human beings were feverishly attempting to be more than merely human. This insistence on being extra human is a recurring theme throughout history. In recent times it literally ends with Nazi human […]

April 3, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles