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Monthly Archives: October, 2010

Oh Ruby Flames – Nithya Mariam Kurian

Oh! Ruby Flames, you mesmerize by Your golden beauty, With what you consume, And you rule where you stand; Embracing evil and innocence With those flaming hands To your burning...

It’s Story Time – Kovalam Literary Festival 2010 – Jacob Abraham

Kovalam Literary Festival 2010 Oct 2-3, Kanakakunnu Palace, Trivandrum Jacob Abraham Making an opportunity to meet and chat with some important writers around the world, the third...

Mario Vargas Llosa wins 2010 Nobel literature prize

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy said...

Did I tell you? Latha Prem Sakhya

Did I tell you? The moment I saw you My heart missing a beat Sank to the pit of my being Painting me blue and pink. Did I tell...

Scars of Yester Years – Rajeev Sadasivan

Winter has a unique way of exhuming the pains of the past, be it the sweet little nostalgic feelings or those bone cracks &...

Everlasting Exploitations

Anybody who is acquainted with a shade of world history knows the evil effects of capitalism which was the after effect of industrial revolution...

I Felt THY Presence !!! – Preethi Padmanabhan

Amidst the not so surprising milieu of mine, In the surreal melt of it, a real force, I beheld shine! Aghast was I, for had never,...

Silk Route – R.K Das

You, the elusive Persian princess, A marvellously pied butterfly With unique patterns of deep colours Imprinted on your fluttering wings, Hopping on and hopping off On the fragile flowers...
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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...