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Yearly Archives: 2019

IR Internship Programmes

Indian Ruminations Internship Programme Duration: Two monthsVacancy: 2Indian Ruminations (ISSN: 2249-2062) is a portal that showcases literary and journalistic content on a wide array of topics...

Change your unfair ways. Get ready to face the climate Change

“Climate change is happening - the world is already 1.1°C warmer than it was at the onset of the industrial revolution, and it is...

A day in Anantharaman’s life – K.S. Subramanian

The water level appeared to brim, roll and swirl with a deep bass gurgle and slowly coiled around the jugular.  It was a dark mass and the...

There is something about the bus rides – Adarsh B. Pradeep, Kerala

I don’t know who designs the alarm bells on my phone, but he definitely knows how to make me irritated. Each 10-minute snooze on my...

The concept of Ardhanareeshwara – Jisha Rajesh, Kerala

“Aparna, it was the editor,” Ashutosh said, brimming with joy, “he has agreed to publish my novel!” “Oh! I am so happy for you.” Aparna said as tears...

Indian English, Srinivas S, Chennai

True! Some of us do pronounce ‘cough’ as ‘cuff’ (And it strangles our throats a wee bit), While others rhyme ‘god’ with ‘ode’...

The Street – Sunil Sharma

Have you heard the streets speak? Well, in my case, they have. Whenever I return to Ghaziabad, I find the streets communicating. Settling down after a...

Delhi – Learning the Fundamentals of Working at Headquarters – M.S Menon, New Delhi [Sankupurana – Memoirs of an Engineer]

I could spend a week in Kerala before proceeding to Delhi to take up the new assignment. Meeting all my relatives took a toll...
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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...