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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’...

Democracy on the Corners – Ifa Agnes, Bihar

Democracy has hit its 70s Standing in the corner of each road Distributing pamphlets of rights and rules. Passersby ignore...

And a soldier cried – Dr Indrakhi Mandal, New Delhi

The night air was crystal clear without a hint of cloud or mist. High above, the stars shone, millions of them, like silver mukkaish...

Indian Novel in English: Last three decades – Ramlal Agarwal, Maharashtra

Writing about Indian writing in English. Salman Rushdie in his preface to Vintage Indian writing in English 1947-1997 says, “the prose writing – both fiction...

Clockwise Around the Fire – Barnali Ray Shukla, Mumbai

“No, this is not a love story but a story about love”. These are not my lines. The other day I watched this film, between meetings, at...

Dispossession – Haimanti Dutta Ray, Kolkata

Had there been a parameter Whereby to scale the length and breadth Of a country, We’d have ascertained where our identities ended. Yet there are places – No Man’s...

The unsurpassable Time -Farah Siddiqui, Allahabad

O’h Time thou is so strapping and powerful Ages and ages thou has surpassed and ruled Now break-off it’s my plead Now stop and do not lead At...

Confessionalism in the Poetry of Kamala Das – Samarendra Kumar Nayak

In the Second half of the twentieth Century a group of American poets started writing on a highly subjective matter.  Expression of personality without...

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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...
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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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Resurrection

i have arrived at my altar. hark! i rise, i...

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.