Archive for May, 2017

Teaching Students about Birds: Inducing Environment Consciousness

By Ranjit K. Sahu Birds form an important component of any ecosystem. They are an inseparable part of the rural and urban landscapes. However development of infrastructure, loss of forests and green cover as well as diversion of land for industrial purposes has been reducing the space that birds need […]

May 28, 2017 · 3 comments · Articles

Earth Mystery Song

The Earth Mystery is revealed in our union with the world, in the communication of each cell of our body with the earth, with the whole planet and with the sun, with the solar system, with the cosmic all. The Earth Mystery is revealed in the union of our souls, […]

May 28, 2017 · 2 comments · Poetry


How  do  I  pursue  the  path  of  truth When  many  more  around  me Hold  a  differing  point  of  view And  warning  eyes  surround  me I  know  how  they  burnt  Copernicus Alive,  for  what  he  used  to  think I  know  how  genius  Socrates  had Hemlock,  he  was  made to  drink. Galileo  […]

May 28, 2017 · 1 comment · Poetry

Bharathiyar’s “Victory Drum”

By N. V Subbaraman from Chennai The great national poet Mahakavi Subrahmanya Bharathiyar had unbounded patriotism, love for the languages-he was a master of eighteen languages it is said and believed- love for the people and their tradition and culture, infectious ‘optimism’ and fearlessness. In this issue, we see his […]

May 28, 2017 · 9 comments · Poetry

Pope Meets the Dope

By Terence Wynne from Camillus, NY [slideshow_deploy id=’4162′]  

May 28, 2017 · 0 comments · Cartoon

Genuine Suicide Prevention

By Mark Antony Rossi The announcement of another suicide adds heavily to a continuing sad social state of affairs. Its destructive impact is multi-level and staggers through lives three-fold. The first impact is the untimely loss of a human life. More tragic than most deaths since incomprehensible forces play a role […]

May 28, 2017 · 4 comments · Articles

The Diamonds!

Army, Navy, Air force, the diamonds of a country Face unparalleled austerities of life. Altruistically they stand like a colossal wall Guarding and defending their country Caring neither for their life nor – Their beloved family Gallantly they fight for their Motherland! For our comfort they lay down their life […]

May 28, 2017 · 3 comments · Poetry

The Ransome

By Nitin Chandola from Noida, India [slideshow_deploy id=’4180′]

May 28, 2017 · 0 comments · Cartoon

What’s App, Grandma?

By Hema Ravi Whenever I text “what’s up?’ at once pops up Ammamma’s reply.  “Fine.” “How was your day at college?”  And believe me, ever since she learnt to text messages a month ago, she’s become so tech-savvy, that we are unable to keep pace with her. Pradeep, my elder […]

May 28, 2017 · 4 comments · Fiction

Is it Undemocratic to Save Your Life

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal What would you do when you’re surrounded by a radicalized, agitated mob lusting for your blood? Would you reason, plead or beg knowing very well that they won’t show any mercy or use your brain to do what you are trained to do? Major. Gogoi […]

May 28, 2017 · 3 comments · Editorial