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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

“Groaning humanity fires up my poetic imagination.” Arbind Kumar Choudhary, Poet

Dr Arbind Kumar  Choudhary, is an awarded editor and author of nine poetry collections. His  poetic   soulscape   that   has   been   glittering   in  Cambridge     Dictionary  ...

Stone Cold – Nikhil Chandwani, Nagpur, Maharashtra

For the third time in as many years they faced the confusion of what to present a young man who was incurably unbalanced in...

The Unspoken – Megha Mukherjee

“I don’t know Ma, how to bridge this gap between father and son. I die every day to see it all happening in front...

An apology for literature – Huzaifa Pandit, Jammu and Kashmir

Disrobed by an inquisitive glance, the yarns of being, Dissimilar the panoramas in my sight, now -Nasir Kazmi Many a time as the strains of the world...

A Lesser-Known Facet of R.K Narayan: A Study of his Tabletalk Writing – Dr. K.N. Shoba,Chennai

Indian writing in English boasts of myriad forms in which writers have experimented and generated creative output that have drawn international attention and accolades....

Recluse Sanatorium – Dr. B.K. Chakrabarti, Kolkata

My childhood Home, Parents in pale prostrate setting beckon me ! Tea in a cracked old cup, few damp biscuits, Wrinkled coarse hands of labour and love (In the days of...

The Vegetable Vendor – Chandra Mohan Bhandari, Adajan, Surat

By the roadside on a dusty ground a dozen baskets – few big, some small, stacked with vegetables—some full, others in part placed artistically as if they...

The Journey Continues…

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” -Greg Anderson Human life is a...
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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...