Month: October 2016


This Diwali

This Diwali let us bow down our heads To the memory of those who have sacrificed their lives For the Nation This diwali let us pledge allegiance to the nation That We, as citizens of this land Shall not stand divided on petty issues On petty controversy, Or Doubt our […]


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. Its translation is done by Mr. NV Subbaraman, he lives in Chennai. Chapter 55 Just Government அதிகாரம் 55 செங்கோன்மை (ஆட்சியின் சிறப்புத் தன்மை)                                                                               ~*~ Original ஓர்ந்துகண் ணோடாது […]



On the gritty path between nowhere and somewhere and back again to nowhere Buddha stood one-legged Pinpricks and shingle On the oblique crossroads Where visible and invisible roads Plummeted Helmets and boots Hands in white gloves, Buddha Know-all of paths and tracks Bequeaths no directions The un-performing traffic cop No […]


A Prisoner’s Memorabilia

“From latticed window of prison walls; A streak of gleam pierces through Descending upon the darkness of prisoner To which he gazes beyond the improbable He wanders of her Wishing, she would bring carnations A tuft of primroses and violets may be; Imbuing his passive existence With fragrance, ephemeral In […]


War is Unoriginal

By Mark Antony Rossi  History has drummed into masculine minds that war is an inevitable venture necessary to balance the scales of national interests and cultural jealousy. We are told “War will turn a boy into a man.” We are lectured “Only in War can bravery be truly tested.” But […]


Arrogance at its Zenith

By Sudha Dixit “People have to bear it” declared Karnataka CM Siddaramaiya, when he along with his entourage caused a traffic jam to great inconvenience of citizens of Bangalore. There were school children who were late for classes. There were patients (some – critically ill) who could not reach hospitals […]


Diwali Bonanza, Samajwadi Style

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal There is a Samajwadi Party (SP) joke that goes something like this, a man goes to their party headquarters in Lucknow and requests to join the party. A receptionist in the lobby directs him to a room on the first floor where he is greeted […]


Public Announcement: Sanskrit Speaking Workshop

 श्री गुरुभ्यो नम: Speak Sanskrit Spoken Sanskrit Workshop [Participation knowledge prerequisite: None. Familiarity with any Indian language is an advantage] When? November 12-13, 2016 (Saturday & Sunday) What time? Saturday, 12th 9:00a.m.-12noon & 1p.m.-5p.m. Sunday, 13th 9:00a.m.-1p.m. Where? Case Western Reserve University, Classroom: Nord 204, Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 […]