Archive for September, 2016

Clandestine Fun

Just  lock  a  room, Forbid  people  a  peek There  will  be  a  throng To, stealthily  sneak Adventure  and  curiosity have  their  own  charm, Our  favorite   game, Remember, Is, often, hide  and  seek We  do  something  upfront That  is  fine But  pleasure  is  enhanced With  anything  clandestine It  may  be  bad  […]

September 18, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry

Cursive Writing and the Curse of Technology

By Mark Antony Rossi I was skeptical from the very start. A few years ago my son began 3rd grade and it was required he use and ultimately own a Google Chromebook.  My wife saw the practicality of real-time test scores since the students took tests on the mini-computer plus […]

September 18, 2016 · 3 comments · Articles

Person of the Week: Patanjali Jha

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 walk of life and from any country. Please, do send […]

September 18, 2016 · 40 comments · Week's Person

Symbolism And Myth

By Ananya Guha We are a nation of symbols. Symbolism works in every aspect of our nation. But the symbolism is outside, within there are contradictions. What do  I mean, you may ask? Well, on the face of it there are secessionist proclivities separatism in many parts of the country. […]

September 18, 2016 · 1 comment · Articles

Despair

I thought I shook him off this year. Sometime around January they said, those voices. crawling under the covers, over my bare legs. Bruises dotting the sides of my thighs – yellowed and pale – the blood is hot in my ears but cold through my limbs. The lights in […]

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Poetry

Internet Service

A lonely man logs onto an online dating service eager to meet he/she to relieve painful isolation. Scams, threats, insults, bank account looted, other hazards endured by another victim of the growing need for companionship.                               […]

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · 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.                                       […]

September 18, 2016 · 5 comments · Poetry

The Question of Character

By Mark Anthony Rossi My son asked yesterday, “Dad why do you need courage to do the right thing?” I had to think for a moment because I often have to translate ideas into a format a ten-year-old can understand without my translation becoming lost in the hodge podge of […]

September 11, 2016 · 4 comments · Articles

Communion

As the sun glistened in the sky Its glossy rays Roused nature all around The glittering environment The birds Perched on the branches Nestle their young ones The warmth, Shakes them out of their stupor The wind Brushes up the sleeping trees Awakening them From their slumber The fountains sing […]

September 11, 2016 · 2 comments · Poetry

I am a lamp, I must burn

They  asked  me To  be  a  guiding  light, To  shine,  and Illuminate  their  path, To  dispel  darkness From  their  lives, Make  it  bright. I  was  happy To  oblige, To  be  of  some  use To  do  something Worthwhile With  my  life. I  didn’t   know  that I  am  going  to Become  a  […]

September 11, 2016 · 1 comment · Poetry