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Monthly Archives: March, 2017

SMSF 2017

Samaagati in collaboration with Indian Ruminations SAMAAGATI MOBILE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – 2017 We believe a one minute movie explains well than a 1000 words....

Irom Sharmila, the Iron Lady of Manipur got only 90 votes

Manipur Assembly Election 2017 have come out with a shocking news that the human rights activists Irom Sharmila got only 90 votes. She observed 16...

Life with Cosmic Consciousness

Gazing from the Dover beach the Victorian poet Mathew Arnold could only have the glimpse of the darker sides of life. The sea revealed...

Women – the discriminated Godesses ?

It was in 7th January 1997, women for the first time entered Palayam Jumma Masjid in Thiruvananthapuram to offer Ramzan prayers. Yes, it never...

Disaster of identity contestation: the fate of Chemmeen – Praveen Pilassery

It is definitely worse of times – at least for writers and other activists who live with freedom to express. It was two weeks...

The long lost continent Zealandia in Pacific

“There are still wonders left in this world”. Yes, even though embarrassing, it is believable. Zealandia is expected to be recognized as a continent...

Expansion without Inclusiveness: the Achilles’ heel of higher education in Kerala

1. Introduction In the rapidly changing global society, quantity and quality of human resources determine a nation’s competency among others (Tilak 2001). Enhancement of human...

Vishnu Pranoy, a victim of privatisation in education

It was on 6th January 2017 evening Jishnu Pranoy committed suicide in his hostel premises. He was the first year Dept. of Engineering student...
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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...