Fear Itself

By Mark Antony Rossi FD Roosevelt was right “the only fear we have to fear is Fear itself.” I seem to tackle this dilemma everyday in others. Fear, more than any other reason, holds people back from being their very best. In writing, I expect a certain boldness that is […]

October 29, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

To Plan Or Not To Plan

By Hema Ravi Planning for the future is not worthwhile according to some people, particularly youngsters, who believe living in the present is more fulfilling.  Another group however, understands the importance of planning ahead.  While I agree that needless worrying ruins the joy of the present moment, preparing for contingencies would certainly prove beneficial to every individual. Firstly, being organized in everyday life helps to manage […]

October 29, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Diseased Mind as a Weapon

By Mark Antony Rossi I overheard a woman saying to her girlfriend that the internet was like the Wild Wild West. I disagree strongly. I wish it was more like the OK Corral. At least there would be a sense of adventure exploring and taming the unknown and defending values […]

October 22, 2017 · 4 comments · Articles

The Madness of Mystifying Racism

By Mark Antony Rossi  The perception of prejudice in 2017 belongs in a more bizarre category than the year 1965. Today people research every word and statement for any hint of secret hate. The moral maxim of not being judged by the color of your skin but rather the content […]

October 8, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Trees as Heritage: Redefining the Social Identity of Trees

By Ranjit K. Sahu and Ravi Shankar Behera Trees form an important and indispensable component of our environment and our existence, more importantly in the tropical and subtropical regions where several communities depend on the forests and forest related resources for their livelihood. Traditionally in southwestern parts of Odisha, (as in […]

October 8, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Ramakrishna Vidya Mandir & Gurutwa – National Confrence for ‘LIFE’, Gwalior

October 8, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Faithless And Found Wandering

By Mark Antony Rossi  People don’t believe in themselves anymore. Not like they used to a few decades ago. At first I thought it strictly a generational divide issue. But I have found many doubters in my generation (GenX) and realized this negative development is not restricted to age or […]

October 1, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Vipers in the Veggie Patch

By Mark Antony Rossi  There’s nothing worse intellectually than being betrayed by someone in who you had the highest expectations. You want the very best for them but often you receive the very worse. And in many ways you betray yourself for giving such a fool more reason than rope […]

September 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles


By Shobha Diwakar We all are aware of a mushroom. We know what it means and in our childhood loved to eradicate it out of curiosity to find the next day that it had sprung up once again. Our innocence  culminated into uprooting it again and again… did it convey a […]

September 24, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

The Luxury of Water

By Mark Antony Rossi Some say water is a human right. Some say it’s commodity like gold or silver. But whatever the final definition—water is a universal necessity on Earth. In a modern society we take water for granted. I certainly took it for granted until my home was hit […]

September 17, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles