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Monthly Archives: September, 2017

An alarm to the temperature rise – Thasni Salim

Along with the reports of global warming scientist frequently ask a question to the human kind and to themselves, what happen if all the...

Sell Souls – Dawood, Jammu & Kashmir

Yesterday was a good day for yesterday I poured my heart out to Adin. It was evening when I left home to meet Adin....

Racism in Show biz

The ghost of British colonialism is still wandering through Indian sub continent. The British who consider Indians as slave because of their complexion...

Hyderabad, a dying City – Narain Rao, Balijipeta

Every city, although it may seem metaphorical, has an exclusive memory to itself, a memory through which it sustains its life. And that memory...

Experiences in Speaking Telugu and Writing ‘Ramkoti’ – [Sankupurana – Memoirs of an Engineer] – M.S.Menon, New Delhi

Kalluru was a bigger village than Gopalapuram in those days and could boast of having a number of state government offices apart from medical...

Untitled-II – Rithwik Bhattathiri, Bangalore

I wake up, as if into a dream. Limbs aching. Nails biting into the flesh underneath. Can’t see the abyss behind me. I know...

Eating Apples – Naran, Chennai

A poverty stricken writer wrote the word ' apple' on a piece of paper and ate a dozen of those everyday. A stone sculptor...

A Thousand Love Affairs – Monalisa Dash, Toronto, Canada

I am in love With the air I breathe With the sky which holds me in place With the water which keeps me alive With the fire that...
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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...