Archive for August, 2016

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 Five அதிகாரம் 45   THE VIRTUES OF FRIENDSHIP WITH THE GREAT பெரியாரைத்துணை கோடல்                                                                               ~*~ Original அறன் […]

August 21, 2016 · 12 comments · Poetry

Washing Machine

By Terence Wynne from Camillus, NY, USA [slideshow_deploy id=’2726′]

August 21, 2016 · 1 comment · Cartoon

The Memory Of Independence Day

By Ananya Guha  Considering America has a history of about 240 years and Great Britain of course almost since primordial times an independence of 69 years, perhaps is still a situation which is nascent. But with every August 15th there are murmurs, as to how the nation has ‘ progressed […]

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Person of the Week: George Vivian Paul

Dear Readers, In this interview series where we ask questions to people who are making a difference, it can be big, it can be small it doesn’t matter what matters is their contribution to our society. It can be anyone from any walks of life and from any country. Please, do send […]

August 21, 2016 · 1 comment · Week's Person

मुक़द्दर

हम  मिले , इसमें  भी  क़ुदरत  का  ही  कोई  राज़   है या  सिखाना   है  सबक़  या  खुशियों  का  आग़ाज़   है कुछ  भी  हो  अच्छा- बुरा , किस्मत  का  मेरी  फ़ैसला हौसला  है,  ज़र्फ़   है,  और   हसरत – ऐ – परवाज़   है तू   ख़यालों  की   तरह   यूँ   छा  गया  है  ज़हन   […]

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

When Speech Makes Neighbors Angry

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal In Nubra Valley North East of Ladakh, there stands a 33 meter statue of Maitreya, the Buddha of the next kalpa, facing towards Pakistan. Maitreya signifies compassion and love but unfortunately the compassion of this awakened one is not reaching the other side.  Recently when […]

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Editorial

Shri Ganesha

Nestling the god of new beginnings in my palm I unravel gossamer threads of destiny where it first tangled with yours Was it the moment when I grew giddy at the sound of your voice whispering my name that I wanted to hear again and again or it started much […]

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

Vigilance is a Firm Hand

By Mark Antony Rossi I like to keep score. But I’m often surprised when I find the good people outnumber the bad people and still evil prevails. How is this possible? Why do bad things happen especially to good people? The cynic cries in the street “only the good die […]

August 14, 2016 · 2 comments · Articles

Standing up for Comedy: Funny Bones of Kerala

By George Vivian Paul “Why don’t you guys sit down?”, is what was heard after I spent almost an hour explaining Stand up comedy to my relatives in Ernakulam. Kerala is yet evolve into a robust scene for stand up comedy, but has immense potential and a mature audience which […]

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Independence and Middle Class

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Though it’s celebrated more as a ceremony these days but even in a symbolic sense, Indians and especially Indians of the middle class should reflect on the spirit that broke the chains of bondage and inspired us for a brighter future however difficult it may […]

August 14, 2016 · 4 comments · Editorial