Archive for August, 2016

When You Learn Something About Life

By Pooja Iyer It was a very normal day. I woke up like every day feeling lazy and wanting the night to last longer. I didn’t want the day to start. I didn’t want to go to college. Back in school days, I always wanted to go to school and […]

August 28, 2016 · 1 comment · Fiction

Vermin Drabbles of Disquiet

Like a monsoon Drifting on the Aegean sea You made promises of love A winter rainy Spellbound in life’s Sahara You made promises of love My Banjara evenings Drowned in tea cups Made no noise Vermin drabbles of disquiet Had no poise Getting dry in spells of rain Is your […]

August 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

Cat & Mouse

By Terence Wynne from Camillus, NY, USA [slideshow_deploy id=’2767′]

August 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Cartoon

Probing a Country’s Conscience

By Ananya Guha Floods in India create havoc every year. More than a quarter of the country is affected. Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, parts of South India were among the worst to suffer this year. In Meghalaya this year in Garo Hills more than a lakh people were […]

August 28, 2016 · 1 comment · Articles

मुरझातॆ फ़ूल

मुरझातॆ फ़ूलॊं कॊ दॆख करबहुत दर्द हॊता है , रॊतॆ हुयॆ बच्चॊं कॊ दॆख कर, मॆरा दिल भी रॊता है । बह रहा है  ग़म का दरिया हर जगह, बडी कॊशिश की पर कुछ नही हॊता है । बैठ गया चुपचाप एक कॊनॆ मॆं, आंखॆं बंद कर, दर्द सॆ रिश्ता  […]

August 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

Fortitude

Tonight I witnessed poverty Saddled Squatting on the pavements Keeping their bodies warm With the food of burning fire Ignited by hunger and scraps of paper And … lean sticks, Collected and looted from the garbage And pavements… As weak and tender as their rotting bones And dried up bodies […]

August 28, 2016 · 4 comments · Poetry

जब तुमने था छू लिया मुझे

तेरा  स्पर्शन  था  मानो  उर  की  वीणा  को  छू  देना झंकृत  कर  देना  मन  को  औ’  मधु  पीड़ायें  उकसा  देना सिहरन  सी  दौड़  गयी  तन  में जब  तुमने  था  छू  लिया  मुझे उस  छू  लेने  की  सुरभि  से  भर  गया  हृदय, मैं  महक  उठी अंतस्तल  में  फूटी  कविता, बन  गया  […]

August 28, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry

Here is Valluvar’s Voice

Following is the translation of Thirukkural, a discourse on ethics, its author is Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar who lived around 3rd Century. It’s translation is done by Mr. NV Subbaraman, he lives in Chennai. CHAPTER FORTY SIX அதிகாரம் 46   ON KEEPING AWAY FROM MEAN FRIENDS சிற்றினம் சேராமை                                                                                 ~*~ Original சிற்றினம் […]

August 27, 2016 · 3 comments · Poetry

Deeper Meaning of Truth and Loyalty

By Mark Antony Rossi If you poll the majority of people you meet they will swear to heaven that honesty is the most important trait they seek in friendships and relationships but later you discover many consider whistle blowers dishonorable characters and most use privacy and painful pasts as justification […]

August 21, 2016 · 3 comments · Articles

Shoemaker

Would you make a pair for my rainbow feet? One shoe for the foot of my native land to walk up the nrupatunga betta. And another for the vagabond foot to wander cities with names and no names now in a city of illusion and then in another of hallucination. […]

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry