A Festival of Boats: Implications for the Modern World

By Ranjit K. Sahu Most festivals in the world as in India, are connected with religious and cultural events. Then there are festivals associated with the practices of agriculture and other activities of indigenous communities, celebrating the events in tune with the natural seasonal cycle such as Purim  in Israel […]

November 25, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Democratic India

By Shobha Diwakar Our India, your India, my India in fact, everyone’s India, the land once flowing with milk and honey but which history records was looted, looted and looted over and over again, not only by the East India Company, but prior to them by many other predators. Yes, that […]

November 18, 2018 · 1 comment · Articles

Whether People

By Mark Antony Rossi I’m a veteran working on Veteran’s Day and it’s raining on my head. That’s not a figure of speech. It’s actually raining on my head. Five hours earlier than announced on the weather report. Thanks weather people, you rank right up there with politicians and used […]

November 18, 2018 · 1 comment · Articles

Gray Area Thoughts

By Mark Antony Rossi Is it possible to have faith and doubt coexisting in the same space and time? To the legalists in our midst they call this confusing even immature. The literal-minded cannot handle complexity they expect straight lines as if Life is an Art class. Life does not […]

November 11, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Writing as Medicinal Relief

By Mark Antony Rossi What is writing but a race to reach the world before it buries the past. Before it buries the writer in a nameless grave. On an unfashionable street. Down by the tracks. What is writing but a communique to the departed. Hey, Father you were right […]

November 4, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Does God Answer a Cell Phone?

By Mark Antony Rossi We have all had one of those weeks when you honestly wonder if God is watching. If you are asking for something earnestly (through prayer) we question if He or She is listening. God, can you pick up your cell phone? That’s usually my modern approach. […]

October 28, 2018 · 2 comments · Articles

Me Too

By Sudha Dixit The avalanche of “me too” movement has flabbergasted our society. All the dirt that was supposed to be swept  under the carpet of “honour” is being thrown out in the open. Men, specially, are crying hoarse in indignation and denying the charges. Obviously they will deny, it’s […]

October 21, 2018 · 2 comments · Articles

V is for Vaccination (and Victory)

By Mark Antony Rossi I took my sons to get their flu vaccination in early October. Some years the shipment from the manufacturer arrives early and we get the shot in late September. My wife and I are committed adherents to preventive powers of vaccinations. I’ve seen more than enough […]

October 21, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Art First

By Mark Antony Rossi I’ve been tasked twice this year with material from writers who had to overcome painful circumstances. These situations put to test my philosophy of being a tougher editor than person. There needs to be a dramatic difference lest you permit well meaning scribes to emote feelings […]

October 7, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Straight Crickets

By Mark Antony Rossi The chattering of chubby cheeks is like a bowel movement of the mouth. It spills the bile of yesterday across your naked feet. The undigested propaganda of a mean-spirited bystander. The age is upon us where the word of a man is mocked as a lie […]

September 30, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles