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Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Self Help Books – Ramaprasad, Kerala

In my early sixties I still look for self help books whenever I visit a bookshop. Having played a vital role in my life...

The Notion of selfhood in Bharati Mukherjee’s ‘Wife’ and ‘Jasmine’ : A Comparative Study – Reetika Jamwal, Himachal Pradesh

Bharati Mukherjee, an Indian- American immigrant author, and a professor of English at the University of California represents in her novels the contemporary woman’s...

Sweat – Mahnaz Badihian, California

Mahnaz Badihian is a poet and translator whose work has been published into several languages worldwide, including Persian, Turkish, and Malayalam. Her work has...

The city never sleeps – Amitava Nag, Kolkata

The city wakes up. The Point of View of the reader finds an over-bridge. More focus. A huddle of men – aged and young....

“I believe, Buddha was the greatest poet on this planet earth.” – Nimal Dunuhinga, Poet, Sri Lanka

‘I am not a scholar, just a sailor, but I learned a few things from the Life-school. At last I found, Man does not...

“Gori Chitti” to Sportscaster – Meera Venkatesan

A young  girl, with evidently little sophistication is quite worried. Her parents are discussing about the boy  who is coming to see her next...

Beauty – Anand GR Viswanathan

Beauty is The Promise We keep rising from a failure! Beauty is the Innocence Smile and Curiosity We observe in our Child! Beauty is the Small Sacrifices Made to...

To Irom Shormila – Latha Prem Sakhya

I dedicate the twin poems from my book Nature at my door step(2011) with lots of admiration, love and prayers to the living...
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Fruit Punch

I should have asked her months ago. But I have been preoccupied with my family’s concerns. How will you protect your wife in that unknown place? What will you do if someone harms her? You have no experience in travel. You don’t even know Hindi. How will you get things done? Why can’t you go someplace nearby, like Munnar? But I had promised Agneta, and I couldn’t break it.

Our Men are Learning

“Cut them some slack,our men are still learning.”“Don't be so harsh,our men are still learning.”Did you know thatthe learning...

The Scavenger’s Song

An endless highway. A lone man, Ikbir Kaur, hesitantly walks along the dusty pavement aided by a mystical tinge of...

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Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

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