Month: May 2017


The Trouble With Paradise

It was 9 am in the morning, when Shukla suddenly felt a mighty jerk to his two wheeler. The traffic was choc-a-bloc all around and he had his wife and two young daughters on the scooter with him. It was a bright Sunday, and the family was on its way […]


A Reunion to Remember

By Monica Bakre EARLY 1980s— Bangalore! My sister and I, new migrants from the capital, taking stock of the ‘simple’ South! With our flowing hair and confident ways (tinged with cheeky arrogance), we were how most teens all over the world are. One person who became a target of our […]


Shave Your Soul

Fight for pride and honour, it’s all industry. Shave your soul and battle for you and me. Be born for the moment, win the great team-spirit real. Feel the subculture thrill, the crown of the One. Cynicism and arrogance won’t bring you back home. Be the champ, the monster-turbo-performance on […]


The Challenge of Charity

By Mark Antony Rossi The current challenge of charity is to persevere in doing the right thing despite a fraudulent presence intermingled among the needy. Not long ago my son demanded I give money to a homeless man with no shoes pushing a shopping cart with a dog inside it. I […]


To Our Dearest Ma

Dearest Ma You, the most precious being in our life Are no longer with us! Life without you is unimaginable to us For granted we took it you’d always be there An epitome of love and compassion   you always were! We demanded your attention as children We looked up to […]


A Painted Sun

There was solitude and gloom  around The firmament was grayish dark Devoid of charm and beauty of colours Like  an  empty  canvas  stark I brought out my palette and brush Painted a red Sun on the horizon Breath taking picture did it make Rising majestically out of the ocean At […]


Bharathiyar on Fear

By N. V. Subbaraman from Chennai 1 அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை, அச்சமில்லை, அச்சமென்ப தில்லையே இச்சகத்து ளோரெலாம் எதிர்த்து நின்ற போதினும், அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே. துச்சமாக எண்ணி நம்மைத் தூறுசெய்த போதினும், அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே, பிச்சை வாங்கி உண்ணும் வாழ்க்கை பெற்றுவிட்ட போதினும் அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே, இச்சைகொண்ட பொருளெலாம் இழந்துவிட்ட போதினும் அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்ப தில்லையே.                      (1) கச்சணிந்த கொங்கை மாதர்கண்கள் […]