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Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Exploring Indian Alternatives in Reading and Writing

Exploring Indian Alternatives in Reading and Writing’. The focal theme of Indian Ruminations Literary Festival 2011 24th and 25th September 2011 at Vylopilli Samskrithi Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram,...

Dr. R.C Shukla’ s ‘The Parrot Shrieks 2’: A Portrayal of Lover’s Cravings for ‘Anand’ or Bliss – Abnish Singh & Dr. Shardha Sharma...

Dr. R. C. Shukla (b. April 7, 1943) is a well-known poet of Modern India. Though he has been writing poems in English for...

Farewell, My Memories – Christina Alex, Kerala

Blurred figures zoom by my window, A few of which I do not recognize, Yet the bulk of them are those, That are memories to me in...

One day suddenly… – Dr. Manu Batra, Uttarakhand

One day suddenly ……… I was woken by door bell , it was noon time I was in busy playing IGI...

Ark- Dr. Santhosh Alex, Kerala

Returning on the wings of the southerly winds I crossed the small rivulet, swaying paddy fields, vast barren grounds, secluded walkways, and the nameless hillock Time flew by, catching dragonflies, collecting abrus seeds, tasting...

The condescension of war – Deepthi Nair, Kerala

The time was ripe Yesterdays were gone Only expectations Of strange encounters That promised true, real lives Quintessential lives That are rarities in the present War has taken away Beliefs of all...

A room above the house – Anand Betanabhotla

'MOTHER SERIOUS RETURN HOME' The hotel concierge handed Raman the telegram as soon as he returned at six o'clock in the evening. He had...

The bite of the past- the IIM irony – Harikrishnan Nair, Kerala

The Indian Institutes of Management- the most prestigious national institutes for learning the art of management in the country. Among the Institutes themselves, are...
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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...