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

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

Rathayatra in Richmond

By Ranjit K. Sahu Lord Jagannath, the lord of the worlds, may in his physical entity be a wooden entity carved out with stipulated dimensions every 12-16 years, but is perhaps the solitary unifying force that has let the culture of the eastern state of Odisha sustain centuries of foreign invasions […]

July 8, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Children’s Programs

By Shobha Diwakar All are aware about the upsurge of children’s programs aired on TV these days. Probably if I remember correctly it began with Sa Re Ga Ma, Indian Idol (I may be wrong), then a host of others followed on different channels like Sabse Bada Kalakar to name […]

July 2, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Illusion of Reliability

By Mark Antony Rossi Society wants to be connected. It claims high speed internet will make us more social because communication is taking place. But what if communication is not happening as envisioned. What if these devices are only being used for complaints, bullying and voyeurism. What if the anonymity […]

July 2, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Earth Ungrateful

By Mark Antony Rossi We hear much about space travel. Probes landing on an asteroid to mine precious minerals. The Indians sending missions to explore Venus. The Chinese seeking to land their astronauts on the Moon. There’s a waiting list for a one-way trip to Mars. This two year voyage is […]

June 25, 2017 · 3 comments · Articles

Science Sans Frontiers: Expanding the Spirit of Science in the Remote Regions

By Hari Pandey and Ranjit K. Sahu Though the advances in science benefit the human society at large, the marginal return in developed countries is far less compared to the developing or under developed countries. The reason being that the benefits of the scientific breakthroughs have already been reaped in […]

June 25, 2017 · 1 comment · Articles

Paris Discord in the Rearview Mirror

By Mark Antony Rossi America’s departure from the so-called “Paris Accords” was an inevitable ethical act from a political movement that seeks greater accountability of how taxes are spent and a fairer trade balance from partners who often suffer from financial amnesia. It is lost upon my friends in foreign […]

June 17, 2017 · 1 comment · Articles

Reawakening the Human Condition

By Mark Antony Rossi If you accept the scientists and theologians narrow assessments: the human condition is a fixed set of programming that rarely strays from a predictable result. They emphatically state human nature needs outside intervention to rise above its inherent weakness. Their viewpoints are supremely convenient when considering […]

June 4, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Stray Dogs Vs Man Disguised

By Shobha Diwakar They say man is a social animal. For long have we heard this but lately I have concluded that he is not. In fact, he is the very devil incarnate; a wild animal in a donkey’s hide, or…shall I say …a pig’s hide?  A regular menace to […]

June 4, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles