Probing a Country’s Conscience

By Ananya Guha Floods in India create havoc every year. More than a quarter of the country is affected. Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, parts of South India were among the worst to suffer this year. In Meghalaya this year in Garo Hills more than a lakh people were […]

August 28, 2016 · 1 comment · Articles

Deeper Meaning of Truth and Loyalty

By Mark Antony Rossi If you poll the majority of people you meet they will swear to heaven that honesty is the most important trait they seek in friendships and relationships but later you discover many consider whistle blowers dishonorable characters and most use privacy and painful pasts as justification […]

August 21, 2016 · 3 comments · Articles

The Memory Of Independence Day

By Ananya Guha  Considering America has a history of about 240 years and Great Britain of course almost since primordial times an independence of 69 years, perhaps is still a situation which is nascent. But with every August 15th there are murmurs, as to how the nation has ‘ progressed […]

August 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Vigilance is a Firm Hand

By Mark Antony Rossi I like to keep score. But I’m often surprised when I find the good people outnumber the bad people and still evil prevails. How is this possible? Why do bad things happen especially to good people? The cynic cries in the street “only the good die […]

August 14, 2016 · 2 comments · Articles

Standing up for Comedy: Funny Bones of Kerala

By George Vivian Paul “Why don’t you guys sit down?”, is what was heard after I spent almost an hour explaining Stand up comedy to my relatives in Ernakulam. Kerala is yet evolve into a robust scene for stand up comedy, but has immense potential and a mature audience which […]

August 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Understanding Vs Misunderstanding

By Shobha Diwakar There often comes a challenge in life when you stand at crossroads wondering which road to take, which reminds me of Robert Frost’s very apt poem, The Road Not Taken. Many times, you are confused and your mind seems to block your personal responses to a certain problem […]

August 8, 2016 · 4 comments · Articles

Uninformed, Unarmed, and Under Fire

By Mark Antony Rossi Aldous Huxley warned us of science and technology outpacing ethics and morality. The latest project in that category, The Human Genome Project, is a classic case in point. Billed as humankind’s most ambitious and beneficial scientific endeavor ever undertaken, The Human Genome Project’s incredible mission is […]

July 31, 2016 · 4 comments · Articles

Child Soldiers of the West

By Mark Antony Rossi “The future belongs to the youth” is an old adage proven beneficial to fascist regimesong to the aiming to convert the most impressionable members of a population to their sinister agenda. Centuries ago evil Japanese Ninja clans raised their young in training schools to become professional […]

July 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Articles

Barking Dogs Seldom Bite

By Shobha Diwakar I suppose everyone is quite familiar with this idiom or proverb, call it whatever you will. Everywhere you hop around, I mean walk down or up the road, and you find barks thrashing your ears from all around. You look to the left, then to the right, […]

July 17, 2016 · 2 comments · Articles

Seeing the Forest and the Trees

By Mark Antony Rossi  The notion of communion with nature declined steadily moments after the first sizeable city was founded upon cleared forestland, slaughtered buffaloes and Native Americans nearly extinguished in the crossfire of broken treaties and mad gold rushes. “Taming the Wild Frontier” is an ugly misnomer invented to […]

July 17, 2016 · 4 comments · Articles