Between the Glory and the Flame

By Mark Antony Rossi I live in the path of Hurricane Irma. This is not my first hurricane; probably not my last either. My children are trained on what to do. My home is equipped for disaster but we still might have to evacuate. During the last few days as […]

September 10, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles

Lessons We Should Learn From the Dera Phenomenon

By Prabhakar Kulkarni One, All are susceptible to religious faith or spiritual attraction. While the affluent are susceptible to faith and religion mostly for their other inadequacies than wealth, the poor and the deprived class is more so because of their long standing grievances and suffering. The moment they find any […]

September 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles



August 27, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

The Relegation Of Tagore

By Ananya Guha It is learnt that the latest wrath has fallen upon Rabindranath Tagore and by who else but by lackeys of the powers that be. It is both not surprising and surprising as well. One felt that  a man of his stature, Tagore would have been spared of […]

August 27, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Exceptional Exemptions

By Siva Wright At last, the Court has ruled out that the medical admissions should be solely based on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or simply NEET. And the admission processes too have started. But, it took about 3 months of the mental chaos of students. The center made it […]

August 27, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Privacy and the Writer

By Mark Antony Rossi Privacy and the Writer. Don’t kid yourself. You are writing about yourself and those you know — whether you are willing to admit it or not. Protest all you want. I’m not buying it. One of the most famous deniers on this subject JRR Tolkien literally […]

August 27, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Stupid Monuments and Soulless Symbolism

By Mark Antony Rossi I’ve seen this parade of protestors before. It’s related to the Stupid Memorial Movement. That’s where politicians and community organizers instead is attempting to unravel the roots of gun violence hold countless candle vigils and then raise money for a meaningless memorial site. If society has […]

August 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Bad Day Blues

By Mark Antony Rossi What are your viable options when having a bad day? Some take a deep breath and say a small prayer. Some bury their head in a dark beer in a darker bar. Some rant and rave to strangers on Facebook. I’ve done all three and a […]

August 13, 2017 · 6 comments · Articles

Boundaries: Personal and National

By Mark Antony Rossi What is privacy but another form of sovereignty. It’s understandable then how terms like “personal space” and “boundaries” can become virtually interchangeable. The connection of personal and national boundaries are more closely linked than many truly realize. I find it curious that those who advocate boundaries […]

August 6, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles

Fighting Words

By Mark Antony Rossi When a writer challenges the established order his words are fighting words. And fighting words are often the difference between your integrity and their conformity. But I’ve found the fight these days is more about being famous than building a creative folio. I meet too many […]

July 30, 2017 · 0 comments · Articles