Month: February 2017



Little nightingales Celebrating the beauty of night Under the blue sky, Decorated with Myriads of twinkling stars, At night; And the skylarks with fluttering wings In the high welkin, praising the dawn, With a virgin’s blush In the east , When crimson rays of the sun Falls upon the droplets […]


Paths to Peace Start with Personal Renewal

By Mark Antony Rossi Santayana’s oft repeated warning “those who cannot remember the past are condemned repeat it” is routinely applied in the macro context of history. The philosophy behind the maxim assumes mere memory is enough to prevent atrocities, defeat autocratic rule and stop disasters in their tracks. While […]

Week's Person

Person of the Week: Laxman Rao

Dear Readers, In this interview series where we ask questions to people who are making a difference, it can be big, it can be small, it doesn’t matter, what matters is their contribution to our society. It can be anyone from any walk of life and from any country. Please, do send […]


Bombing Basra

Do not tell me, “Tears are liars,” Or, “The end has become our tale,”  We are an ancient country why must we die? My face changes, The walls become the only thing to look at, The end seems like a rhyme that tells the great joke to spite everything I […]


Sports: Another Communal Entity in India-Where Minus Sportiveness, Plus Alienation is the Overarching Policy

By Pitambar Naik When someone asks, “Why can’t you (Indians) pursue sports with staggering spirits? Why can’t you be like the Chinese lions in competitions? Why can’t you achieve more than your neighbours?” People respond in many different ways hurling scores of disgruntled ripostes and most of them opine that […]


Budget 2017: An Analysis

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal The long lines and any inconvenience that people might have endured will be soothed by the new budget. I will not go into details but would still some points that I think will have a significant impact. I think PM and finance minister have tried […]


The Chronicle of an Abduction

By V L Priyamvada It was raining outside. It had been almost a month since her friend went missing. She felt empty. She was feeling like a kingdom without its king, desperate and dejected. Riya lost her mom in her childhood itself. Her father brought up her with a lot […]