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Monthly Archives: August, 2010

Participative Freedom – Sasibhusan Rath

  Sasibhusan Rath A grand father carries his grand child on his back or shoulder playing himself as a horse or an elephant, the grand child becomes...

Sasibhusan Rath

Received Ph. D. degree in Chemistry(Polymers) from I.I.T., Kharagpur in the year 1967. Served in many industrial concerns. Retired as the Chief Executive(Works) of...

“I created a second world, semi darkened with flashes of light and colour” Sharmila Ray, Poet, Kolkata

Sharmila Ray teaches history at City College, Kolkata. She has authored four books of poems, Earth Me and You, A Day with Rini, Down...

Sabin John

Sebastian John is a poet-writer and an Internet entrepreneur. He is a post graduate in Mass Communications and Public Relations and started his career...

Failure is a fearful feeling – Sabin John

Sabin John Failure is a fearful feeling You know not the future Nor the course of today That the life tree seems to fall. Look at the child Who learns...

Che – Premji

Premji Smile fire, Soul storm, The most Handsome man Lived on earth! Lived for, Sacrificed self For us... The have-nots... But, They label him On new beverages... New cigars... Caps and clothes He is a brand... Sad, A great warrior, Getting killed By...

Premji Premji

Premji is a talented poet born in a remote village named Madappad near Attingal, in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. He is an automobile Engineer...

Giridhar Murali

A Bachelor in Engineering, working with an IT concern and residing in Bangalore. Likes simple poetry with emotional themes and real life settings and...
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Resurrection

i have arrived at my altar. hark! i rise, i flourish, i pirouette on my one toe and float like a...

Stalking Prisons

The streets are empty with no one in sight, I check the big clock of the tower behind the basilic of Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s 2 o’clock on a mid-summer Tuesday afternoon. Everything’s shut. Everyone’s resting. My heart’s hitting the walls of its all so tight ribcage, as I need to cross the brightly lit square and go to the other side.

Revisiting Ambedkar’s Vision of ‘United States of India’: Can It Stand as Modern India’s Viable Alternative?

In April 2020, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor waded into the debate, arguing that a Presidential system would prevent the “one-man show” that the Indian system has evolved into. The proponents of this line of thought also cite the United States' (relative) political stability as one of the key reasons to support their argument. The proposal challenges the Indian Constitution’s “Basic structure doctrine” decided by the Supreme Court in the Kesavananda Bharathi case. However, this requires further examination: a Presidential form of government might fix some of India’s political gridlock, but it may also open Pandora’s Box, releasing a whole wake of issues in its place. This includes a politically biased Supreme Court and horse-trading of MPs on a scale unheard in Indian politics.

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Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

My interest in Ismat Chughtai developed when I first...