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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Rural Citizens are the steering pillars of democracy: Aruna Roy

To deepen democracy, it is necessary for people to understand the real meaning of governance, remarked renowned social activist and former National Advisory Council member...

Neoliberalism a threat to Democracy: P Sainath

Neoliberalism can undermine democracy severely, said P Sainath, the Rural Affairs Editor of  The Hindu. Growing inequality is the biggest problem faced by India....

National seminar on State , Democracy and Governance: Landscaping National and International Politics

The Association of Political Scientists Kerala is holding a national seminar on State , Democracy and Governance: Landscaping National and International Politics at Seminar Hall, Government...

Oh! Bearded man – J.T. Jayasingh

I know you, you bearded I have been groaning with extreme pain since 2am. Perhaps it was not the mistake of the lorry driver. All...

Revival

“The Phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spire; revice from ashes and rise” – Miguel de...

The Emergence of a New Indian Identity in Chetan Bhagat ‘s Works – S. Sivanandan, Tamilnadu

Trends in Literature Literature mirrors life, so goes the adage .    Literary forms have always been the medium of  expression of the success of the...

A bond between mother and son – A Book Review on Emma Donoghue’s novel ‘Room’ by Dr Vishal Tayade,

 Room, the multi-awarded novel by Emma Donoghue is one of the most pleasurable books I have read in recent past. It’s really a great...

Exploring Models of Femininity in Women’s Writings – By Uplabdhi Sangwan, New Delhi

Bama’s Karukku (1992), Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terrors (1980) and Nayantara Sahgal’s Rich Like Us (1985)  depict stories set in  three widely...
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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...