Month: June 2016


Mark Menace

By Ranjit K. Sahu No other single factor has been affecting the future of the Indian Generation next as a sheet of paper with scores by which  individuals are evaluated  and stratified based on their performance in one or more exam (based on results which may have been as erroneous […]



By Murlidhar Rao  “Mother when will Daddy come?” little Trisha asked her mother Seema. “Next month we are having school day. All the parents are coming. Daddy did not come last year also. He had promised that he will definitely come this year. Do you know I am participating in […]


Weather as a Weapon

By Mark Antony Rossi A cynical poet once said ” Lamentations were composed to ease the suffering of farmers and soldiers. The elements being their true enemy.” The heart of this irony is how inclement weather imposes on the lives of pivotal actors in society. It is not hysterical to […]


ज़िन्दगी भटकी रही

वो  नशा  बन  के  मिला  और  उड़  गया  ख़ुमार  सा देर  तक  मेरी  नज़र,  दीवानी  सी,  बहकी   रही ख़ुशबुओं  के  साथ  आ  रुख़्सत  हुआ  वो  बयार  सा दूर  तक  फूलों  की  तरहा  रहगुज़र  महकी  रही घिर  के  आया  बादलों  सा पर  रुका  ना  फुहार  सा कब  तलक  देखो  मेरी  शाम-ओ-सहर  […]


The Sentience Trap

By Mark Antony Rossi The concept of sentience as outlined in science fiction literally extends human rights to nonhuman entities solely on the basis of self-awareness. Later the definition expanded to include the ability of feeling and a basic version of intelligence (organic and artificial). Now promoters of the Cambridge […]



The mental trap of great assumptions The never ending river of responsibilities The vagueness, confusion and fuzzy mindedness The compelling zest of hot anger and hatred The terrors unleashed for broken china The dread of misplaced needle The repeated lashes that fleeced the flesh afresh The nightmares that framed sleep […]


A Mirage

 Life is full of ensnaring mirages-  Transporting us into a visionary unrealistic world  So onward we set off –  Clueless of where the road will lead us to!  Confronting all ups and downs,  Going through all disappointments and frustrations   Our mind though clouded with unending ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’—   […]


Here is Valluvar’s Voice

Following is the translation of Thirukkural, a discourse on ethics, its author is Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar who lived around 3rd Century. It’s translation is done by Mr. NV Subbaraman, he lives in Chennai.                                       […]


Of Toppers, Education and Politics

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Jitan Ram Manjhi was eerily prophetic when he compared Nitish Kumar to Bhishma, the celibate warrior who had to fight for the wrong side, the only difference here is that Bhishma was tied to the throne out of his vow and Nitish Kumar’s hands are […]