Month: August 2018



I wake up to the disappointment that I am still alive anything could have happened to me during my drunken sleep aliens could have abducted me bandits could have slit my throat in the wee hours but no here I am still making a mockery of being alive making life […]


Domestic Helps are Human Too

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal This flyer was pasted next to a lift by some residents of the apartment complex where I live, for those who don’t understand Hindi, the flyer says, Maids (a term for Domestic help) cannot use this elevator, they should use a second service elevator because […]



By Mark Antony Rossi I don’t write this to defend something. Because I strongly believe it doesn’t need a defense. I’ve been an adherent of electronic publishing (eBooks) since 1999. Once I saw there was a valid avenue to contain my writing and deliver it to people —I was convinced […]



Lost in my reveries, I failed to see the  ditch  ahead And fell- I fell as people fall in love unplanned, Pronto, the whole scenario changed around me, I felt amazed like Alice in the wonderland I know that love has some magical properties, No doubt I was under its spell Seemingly some gossamer strings held me And I was too stunned to yell There was something surreal about it Unknown to me a magnetic fascination, I experienced a pleasurable pull And felt absolutely a new, thrilling sensation A love – trap had imprisoned me, In a cage of blissful emotion I never want to leave this cell I found, here, my life’s solution               […]


A New World

What if I do not wake up in the morning? What if it came to call without any warning? What would be left in my wake? Would people arrive to see what they could take? Would they be shocked to see that I was gone? Or would they say they […]


Walking Down the Street

By  Muzammil Padiyar The day was asking forgiveness, clouds were gazing through the top covering the whole world except horizon where the sun just began to gleam, birds were flying in a crowd approaching the sun, and cracking sound came in an interval within 5 to 6 minutes. Eric was […]



Above me the Tree Of No Grief Is alive, it Lives in all leaves. Showers shade On my face; I’m at peace By its grace. Life breathes Around me, Cheerful, loud- A great sea. If I shall close My weary eyes, And, drowning out The many cries, Shall I hear, […]


Sustainable Urbanisation of the Indian Himalayan Region

By Krittika Uniyal A large fraction of the mountain communities across the world live in villages with living arrangements still encompassing subsistence agribusiness and pastoralism. The Himalayan region isn’t absolved from this worldwide livelihood pattern. The Himalayas are a home to numerous indigenous ethnic communities whose subsistence to a great […]


जैसी करनी वैसी भरनी

By Anuradha S. Bannore ‘अरे, दीशा बहिन, सुनो तो जरा।’ ‘का है कुसुम, जल्दी कहो, मोहे देर हो रही है, काम पर जाने है।’ ‘जरा इते को तो आओ ,इतनी भी का जल्दी है’ ‘काहे, कोई खास बात है का ? ‘ ‘अेईसे तो इते बुला रहे है’ ‘अच्छा, तो […]