Archive for July, 2017

In a Name?

By Monica Bakre “No, No, No, No…” spoke up Sudhanshu, “Not that name…” “Why, Papa? What happened? ” asked his daughter-in-law, Swati, who was actively planning her one-month-old daughter’s cradling ceremony with the whole family. “Yeah, Papa, what is wrong with ‘Sunayana’? Baby has beautiful eyes!” said the proud father, […]

July 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Fiction, Latest Post

Soul

Please  bury  this  body Its  dead,  its  not  asleep I  am  not  there, for  me Don’t   grieve  and  weep I  do  not  perish, I  cannot  die I  am  an  invincible  soul Body  is  my  carrier,  only, To  help  me  attain  my  goal Discarded  like  old  clothes My  body  lies   lifeless […]

July 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

The Shadow

It was a very dark night The sky shone with multitudes of twinkling stars The thin crescent emitted a soft, gentle, silvery light A dazzling artistic creation of God, it was! She sat on her verandah entranced by its beauty The lofty dark trees swayed with the breeze- Its long […]

July 22, 2017 · 2 comments · Poetry

Writing as a Crutch

By Mark Antony Rossi How valid is the outcome of writing used merely as a form of therapy? A strange question asked yet you often wonder when every jack of all trades is jotting down stories behind your back. And you thought you were the only writer around. Has the […]

July 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles, Latest Post

Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s “Knowledge Alone is God”

By N.V.Subbaraman from Chennai, India Mahakavi Bharathiyar, great  patriot and national Poet  with his sterling songs in Tamil, roused the peoples conscience towards, Motherland, its freedom, Mother Tongue, its greatness,  Woman’s lib, its need and sanctity, social evils, need to eradicate and so on during the short span of 39 […]

July 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

Comrade Trump

By Terence Wynne from Camillus, NY

July 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Cartoon, Latest Post

Time that Never Could be

Miss you poet Ali, homeless, exile. Never met you the person, but met the poet of Kashmir, pain, and loss. Yearning for a time and a place that never could be; never, be mine again. Miss you Lahore pre-forty-seven. Never been there, in person, but felt you through pages on […]

July 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

The Crumbling Political Compromise of Nitish Kumar

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Nitish Kumar’s suffering at the hands of his political partners is coming towards an end. But this end is of his own making the only positive sign for him is that he gets to save the face. But given the charges against Lalu’s family this […]

July 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Editorial

Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s “Condemning Illusion”

By N.V.Subbaraman from Chennai, India Mahakavi Bharathiyar, great  patriot and national Poet  with his sterling songs in Tamil, roused the peoples conscience towards, Motherland, its freedom, Mother Tongue, its greatness,  Woman’s lib, its need and sanctity, social evils, need to eradicate and so on during the short span of 39 […]

July 16, 2017 · 3 comments · Poetry

Place in the World

By Mark Antony Rossi The other day I ran into a 23-year-old who claimed she was a “life coach.”  I found it difficult to swallow that someone so young could counsel another person about the trials and tribulations of life. After all was a young woman, never married, never been […]

July 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles