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Yearly Archives: 2017

Quest for the Perfect brow – Narayani Das, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Simran’s phone rings. Without bothering to see who it is, she answers, “Yes, Ma”. Her mom without wasting time in inanities says, “What are you...

The flaw – Thileepa Asokan, Tamilnadu

Little Vidoo panicked when he heard the loud hiss of the air-lock chamber that announced the arrival of his father. His father was home...

The broken string – Shefali SK, Karnataka

I will never forget, The moment when your heart beat, And mine kept beating. The moment when I realized that, A part of me is growing within...

Lilly – Sudipto Dolui, West Bengal

Sparkling white on the roadside May lit a face wide When see the road side flower May even gaze for an hour? The name of flower holds...

Endless Love – Arnab Kumar Roy, West Bengal

My love has found expression in countless forms, countless flames of candle… My dreams have grown as a flower in shade of your hand, Through the...

The Other Side – Dolat Ram, Rajasthan

If death is the end of life as many believe, then which is the door leading to the divine ? If fire is a burning hell on...

My grandmother is probably going to die – Aishwarya Shrivastav

Part 1 My grandmother is probably going to die I am about to lose history already less known They tell me she doesn't recognize faces But I want...

Perseverance – Lily Singh, Baroda

  It was the onset of spring. The birds chirped, bees hummed, flowers bloomed and the ambience was pink with love, and orange with bubbling...
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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...