Month: September 2016

Poetry

Music

The titillating music Flowed melodiously From somewhere far away It reached my ears That longed to hear Some beautiful melody It swung me from my reverie Into which I had trailed Unknowingly into lands unknown There I grazed with my eyes The receding, fading beauty of nature That once bloomed […]

Articles

The Underside of Like

By Mark Antony Rossi Whatever could be wrong about liking someone? Nothing comes to mind at face value. The world needs more positive examples of people caring about one another. The problem stems from how “like” blinds people from making an otherwise accurate judgement. The unintended ramifications of this dysfunctional […]

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. Its translation is done by Mr. NV Subbaraman, he lives in Chennai. CHAPTER FIFTY                                                  JUDGING THE PLACE                                                      அதிகாரம் 50 இடன் அறிதல்                                                                               ~*~ Original  தொடங்கற்க எவ்வினையும் எள்ளற்க முற்றும் இடம்கண்ட […]

Editorial

The Reverberations of Uri

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal The terrorist attack on the army base in Uri, Kashmir was a reminder that no matter what policy of dialogue or peace we may undertake. Pakistan has no intention of peace in the valley. But more importantly it’s our response or to be specific our […]

Articles

Spaces Of Nationalism

By Ananya Guha  The Cauvery water dispute dates back to three decades, resulting in violent ethnic clashes. This time too after the Supreme Court verdict that   more water be let into Tamil Nadu, there were violent attacks against anything Tamil and vehicles of Tamil Nadu registration were also not spared. […]

Poetry

Reminiscence

Sitting  on  the  vast Expanse  of  sandy  beach Throwing  pebbles  in the  sea, and Watching  the  waves  reach My  feet As  if  to  greet The  memory  of The  halcyon  days Climbing  trees Running  with  breeze, Paper  boat  race, Butterfly   chase Unbridled  laughter, Untiring   vigour, No  inertia, No  stupor, Life was  […]

Poetry

आज फिर आवाज़े शांत हुईं

आज फिर आवाज़े शांत हुईं और लाठियां है भांजी गईं उन मूल्यों पर, उन कथनों पर जो खुल कर अपनी व्यथा कहें । जो तुम सिखलाओ परिभाषा, राष्ट्रप्रेम और अखंडता की, क्या वोही थोप दोगे उन उन्मुक्त गगन के परिंदो पर? जो रेखाएं ना मिला करें, तुम्हारी मानसिक विवेचना से, […]

Poetry

Quenched

Silently flowed the dawn Gliding gently o’er the Snow capped mountains Making its presence felt Around the awakening valley below Clad with silver leaves Hanging upon the low bent boughs Heavily laden with crispy white snow Shimmering in the trembling glow Of heaven’s eye Enveloped with thundering clouds Shattering the […]

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List of Contents

The Final Moments of the Acclaimed Duryodhan Feelings of Voiceless The Saviour How Far Jerusalem (Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends) South Asia and Politics A Beautiful World Through My Eyes Beyond Seasons The Caterpillar Ghost Poker Satyan Sharma My Village The Man who Stole आडंबर Hushed Whispers Gratitude to […]