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Musings

There are unsung heroes around us who are relentlessly waging a lone and courageous struggle to get through life. Most often we don’t notice them.

Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. 🙂

The Bird Woman
The Bird Woman
There are unsung heroes around us who are relentlessly waging a lone and courageous struggle to get through life. Most often we don't notice them. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Lazybones!
Lazybones!
The reprimand of fathers is often enough to shake kids out of their reverie and make them dive for cover. A cute incident sends Santosh Bakaya on a trip down memory lane, recalling her childhood escapades of trying to avoid the chores and getting nicely pulled up by her father. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Those Hillocks of Memory
Those Hillocks of Memory
Amid the jungle of concrete and two little children fascinated by a shard of glass, Santosh Bakaya's mind floats back to the memories of hillocks, big and small that made a perfect picture postcard scene just a little away from the boundary wall of her University campus. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
A Sense of Balance
A Sense of Balance
Who is the real ghar ka chirag? A post-doctoral scholar may not be half as educated as an illiterate housemaid when it comes to deciding who is the 'light of your family'. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Beating the Heat
Beating the Heat
Is Churu hotter than Jaipur? As the cities sizzle, people try to beat the heat in whichever way they can and sugarcane juice comes as a much needed relief. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Mujhe Le Chalo: An Ode to the Lost World by Rajinder Krishan
Mujhe Le Chalo: An Ode to the Lost World by Rajinder Krishan
Rajinder Krishan could pen songs for all seasons, his repertoire was huge and varied. Born on 6th June 1919, he was not only a song writer but also a successful story and screenplay writer and dialogue writer. In a tribute to one of the greatest lyricists in Hindi film songs, I pick one song that has stayed nearest to my heart forever.
Falling in Love with the Intruder
Falling in Love with the Intruder
An intruder comes knocking at the door one morning and his irresistible charm and loyalty makes the author's heart melt. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Rescue
Rescue
A little boy's trousers dance away in the boisterous breeze. And then a miracle comes to his rescue. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Clouds
Clouds
A sky full of clouds, swaying trees, singing koels and squawking peacocks make the morning fresh and fragrant with even the leaf trying to say something. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
The Sun and the Son
The Sun and the Son
Marveling at the resuscitating powers of a mother’s love, Santosh Bakaya watches a bawling baby turn into a happy bundle of chortles under a smiling sun. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
The Mango Fixation
The Mango Fixation
Summer signals the advent of mangoes. And the fixation to have as many as you can accommodate - some eat, some drink, some suck on an unpeeled mango with much ado and noise. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Rise and Shine!
Rise and Shine!
A lazy morning has its own charm, everything moves at a languid pace and yet the world thrives with beauty. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
The Blackmailers
The Blackmailers
The struggle of two three-year-olds against the injustice of being packed off to school to become scholars. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Sizzling Simian Spunk!
Sizzling Simian Spunk!
A socially conscientious monkey gives two men lessons in appropriate social behaviour. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
The Magic of Rain
The Magic of Rain
In this rain- drenched piece, Santosh Bakaya wonders about the magical powers of rain, how it infuses energy in everyone – even the birds and animals are not left untouched. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Oblivious
Oblivious
Santosh Bakaya wonders at the invisible painter up there, splashing bright hues on two lovebirds, while their heart-warming sight brings out the darker side of people around. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Try Maar Lo!
Try Maar Lo!
A hilarious incident where we witness a milkman yearning to drench the author with the milk of human kindness (!), and the author's plight. This piece is going to tickle your funny bone! Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Same to Same
Same to Same
Santosh Bakaya takes a dig at our skewed priorities and at the universal mindset of peeping into celebrities’ lives and callously ignoring the invisibles of society. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Credit: Thamizhpparithi Maari/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0
The Marigold Scented Rain
A young couple struggle to light their sigri in a rain-washed morning as the lapwing flutters around and a dull dog watches halfheartedly. Life chugs on a new course as the sun rises. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Blow Hot Blow Cold
Blow Hot Blow Cold
Among life's many chases are those that happen to recover things taken away, even if it is a humble towel. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Tinged With Pure Joy
Tinged With Pure Joy
Two adorable toddlers play near their roadside shack as their mother cooks lunch on a makeshift chulha - each life has its own way of finding joy. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Poochho Kyun?
Poochho Kyun?
Even before you can ask "kyun", pat comes the answer to "poochho kyun?". The Superwoman, a squirrel on steroids, is more practical and grounded than many so-called intelligent people. Morning Meanderings is a musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Don't You Know What MUNCH is?
Don’t You Know What MUNCH is?
The morning begins differently for each one. 'Munch' can be far away from munching and chocolates for some.
So Many Books!
So Many Books!
Watching two tiny human chunks, shunned and ignored by the stiff-upper-lipped society, clowning around, Santosh Bakaya is delighted to see the rays of the early morning sun falling on these two gems of ‘purest ray serene’ and hugging them tight. Everything is not lost. On World Book Day (23rd April), she wonders how books amaze children who don't have access to them. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
The Old Man and the Dog
The Old Man and the Dog
Life can be pretty mundane and lacklustre, but the power of love can work wonders. In this Morning Meandering, Santosh Bakaya tells us how canine affection brings a complete metamorphosis in a shabby old man. Love, in any form, has great magical powers. Morning Meanderings is a popular musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of tea. :)
Thunder, Lightning and Rain
Thunder, Lightning and Rain
A rainy day – the sort of day that makes kids burst into a jig, and poets into a poetic tizzy. Louder, louder grows the rumbling, and the frogs gradually lose their croaks. The emergent sun, a pink ball of muted fire, probably intimidated by this cloudy bellicosity, hides behind a strip of lavender-tinted cloud. Morning Meanderings is a popular musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of coffee :)
Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread
The slogging labourers, the tea-seller, the egg-seller, the dog hiding the piece of roti and the sweepress - they leave no stone unturned in order to satisfy the pangs of hunger. The labourers leave the comfort of their houses, so do the birds and animals. All for those notorious hunger pangs. With sharp strokes of her pen, the writer recreates the following scene which she witnesses during her morning walk . Morning Meanderings is a popular musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of coffee. :)
When Cookies Just Crumbled in the Mouth
When Cookies Just Crumbled in the Mouth
Hey, who was that in the distance, that tiny speck peddling away in my direction? I rubbed my eyes, trying to see clearly. A tin box welded to a creaking, ramshackle bicycle, and wonderful smells erupting from the box. A man hunched over the bicycle, humming an old off-key song and peddling away. The breadvala of yesteryears had appeared. Morning Meanderings is a popular musings column by Dr Santosh Bakaya. Enjoy her jottings with a hot cup of coffee :)
Occasional Ghazals
Occasional Ghazals
Canada based artist-author Suparna Ghosh presents some of the verses in her latest collection of poetry, Occasionally, written in the form of ghazals in a classical Indo-Persian style.
Writing in Cursive, Melancholic Letters
Writing in Cursive, Melancholic Letters
A personal essay/memoir dedicated to my first tryst with writing alphabets, then gradually maturing into words, sentences, letters, love letters et al, which is a part of my book Woman And Her Muse .
When Uma Meets Durga On An Ashwin Day
When Uma Meets Durga On An Ashwin Day
On the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya and Navaratri that marks the homecoming of Goddess Durga, Learning and Creativity presents a special picture story by two Dallas-based creative minds. As talented artist Kusumika Ganguly, an artist and teacher based in Dallas, Texas, gives her beautifully soothing touch of artistry to a painting of Ma Durga, Durga Durgati Nashini, the supreme woman power of Hindu mythology on the auspicious eve of Mahalaya, the initiation of Devi Paksha, author Lopamudra Banerjee complements the painting with her memoir on how she perceives Uma and Durga and herself as a woman staying in the foreign shores, ten thousand miles away from her Bengali hometown. The piece is from the Durga series of her book 'Woman And Her Muse'.
As the clouds are dispersing, I notice that it's a city established on an unfathomable mountain!
The Walk in the Meadow
Ronin recounts the melancholic walk he took in a meadow, experiencing the sounds, silence and magnificence of nature, responding to its beckoning.
Are we Soul-less?
Are we Soul-less?
If the world's population 200 years ago was just 1/7th of the current population, where did all these 6 billion new souls come from? Ishika seeks an answer.
Titli
Titli
Drama in real life: A race against time through rough terrain to catch up with a train and reunite a lost girl child with her parents.
Every star that twinkles makes me feel like you're watching me
Dau Saheb
A heartfelt wistful reminiscence of her Grandpa by 20-year-old Arshita.
The Myriad Visages of a Woman
The Myriad Visages of a Woman
Brilliant artworks by Joyita Basak, a Kolkata-based blogger and artist to commemorate the Women’s History Month in March. Along with a short poem and a note for the Women's History Month in March, written by Lopa Banerjee, Dy. Editor of Learning and Creativity e-zine.
My English Language Mentors
My English Language Mentors
Pratima Apte recalls the most influential teachers and mentors who have impacted her English language skills since childhood through youth.
Those Songs Were Made from the Soul: A Musical Cab Ride
Those Songs Were Made from the Soul: A Musical Cab Ride
A cab ride on a wintry morning left me smiling at the cab driver's passion for music and his deep understanding of the essence of "music made from the soul".
A Tribute to My First English Mentor: Manik Chatterjee Sir
A Tribute to My First English Mentor: Manik Chatterjee Sir
Lopa Banerjee, deputy editor of L&C pays a humble homage to her first teacher of English during her school days, Manik Chatterjee sir who passed away on September 29, 2017.
Who has ever heard of a canine being affected by nazar
Kissa Gutli Ka
Ramendra Kumar recalls how their third child Aryan who is a ‘guppy’ – a grown up puppy, went through a harrowing time and sent the family into a spin.
Saheli Mitra (L) and Santosh Bakaya
Kolkata Diaries (2): Launch of Darkness There But Something More and Let The Night Sing
Renowned author Santosh Bakaya pens her many hued musings on Kolkata, the city that never fails to charm her. Visiting Kolkata in the sultry July heat for the launch of two diametrically different books – one an anthology of spooky ghost stories Darkness There But Something More, which she co-edited with Lopa Banerjee and the other a book of verses by Lopa Banerjee Let the Night Sing, Santosh writes about Kolkata’s sights and sounds in a series of diary notes.
Santosh Bakaya, Subhajit Sanyal and Lopa Banerjee in Kolkata
Kolkata Diaries (1): Launch of Darkness There But Something More and Let The Night Sing
Renowned author Santosh Bakaya, co-editor of Darkness There But Something More pens her many hued musings on Kolkata, the city that never fails to charm her. Visiting Kolkata in the sultry July heat for the launch of two diametrically different books - one an anthology of spooky ghost stories and the other a book of verses, Santosh writes about Kolkata's sights and sounds in a series of diary notes.
Holi is an especially popular holiday in Lansing, Michigan
Holi Hai! An Indian Holiday Greets Spring with Showers of Color
Holi is an especially popular holiday in Lansing. The Bharatiya Temple hosts the area’s most prominent Holi festivities. Budding editor-writer and booklover Nitish Pahwa writes about how joyous a festival it is for Lansing, Michigan's residents.
Over 1 Lakh Rare Records in Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum
Over 1 Lakh Rare Records in Discs & Machines – Sunny’s Gramophone Museum
The remarkable collector Sunny Mathew has over 1 lakh (100,000) rare records, including records in their earliest form and about 260 gramophones/record players/phonographs of different varieties in his self-built Discs and Machines Museum, in Kottayam, Kerala. It is a shrine for music lovers and students of history of sound recording. M Dharma Kirthi, Sundeep Pahwa and Rocky Abraham find themselves transported into a mesmerising world of discs, gramophones and record players, painstakingly collected, archived and preserved by an unassuming, retired Forest Officer, Sunny Mathew. Dharma Kirthi chronicles this amazing journey of discovery as Sunny Mathew takes the visitors through his collections and creations with passion, energy and enthusiasm.
St. Peter at digital gates (line drawing by author)
Truths, and Their Seasons…
Finding inspiration where we might, we can remember our pasts, participate in our present, and possibly have hope for a better future, and survive the crimes, conflicts, and chaos which tend to swirl and encroach so much of life, and provide such inspiration to our arts and literature.
The beauty of His Creation is being highlighted in the orange spotlight.
I am not alone!
A wistful musing about that one awakening moment when Nature's all-encompassing beauty manifests itself as balm to the soul, reaffirming its infinite spirit and giving strength, even as the world fleets by on its own course.
Bahu (1955), Shakti Samanta’s directorial debut was produced by Bikram Pahwa the eldest of the three Pahwa Brothers. The youngest brother was introduced in the film as Basant Kumar (bottom right)
(Pic: Sundeep Pahwa)
A Journey Seeking a Past
Film and music enthusiast Sundeep Pahwa belongs to a family which was closely connected with the film industry and had produced a couple of films in the '50s and '60s. In this personal essay, he recounts his visit to the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Pune, and an exciting journey of discovering memorabilia of Bahu (1955) and Bombay Race Course (1965), produced by the Pahwa brothers. His father, the youngest of the three Pahwa brothers was introduced as Basant Kumar in Bahu, a film that marked the directorial debut of legendary film director Shakti Samanta.
Sound Recording In India: Rabindranath, Rabindrasangeet (1904-1941)
Sound Recording In India: Rabindranath, Rabindrasangeet (1904-1941)
Rabindranath Tagore’s association with the recording industry began in 1904. An exploration of the sound recordings of Tagore and Rabindra Sangeet by Sounak Gupta.
Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine
A moving account of reminiscence and nostalgia of a mother as she visits down the memory lane on the occasion of her dear daughter's birthday.
A Lover's Plea
A Lover’s Plea
A heartfelt, romantic plea from a lover to his lady-love, a simple celebration of their blissful days together.
I Want You to Have a Good Time
I Want You to Have a Good Time
A touching musing about the emotional bond that a mother and daughter share with each other. Santosh Bakaya pens it down as a funny birthday musing.
Eeach budding romance was sniffed out and snuffed out with police state efficiency.
The Misogynist Mashima (God Aunt)
A tongue-in-cheek look at the irrepressible Mashima who has an opinion on everything. By noted cultural ambassador and dancer, Sohini Roychowdhury.
Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag
(Pic: Wikimedia Public Domain)
A Collage of Memories – The Magic of Virender Sehwag
"Sehwag has been described as a simple cricketer who didn’t think much and just batted. The see-ball, hit-ball cliché must have been used a million times on him. Adjectives like brutal, primitive, savage have been used by copywriters to describe his batting." Raj Swaroop explores how the maverick Virender Sehwag wore different hats to blaze his way through the most vicious of bowling attacks.
Geeta Dutt - the voice that is balm to the soul.
Moments with ‘Geetu Pishi’ – Remembering Geeta Dutt
Legendary singer Geeta Dutt's nephew Ashis Basu recounts some golden moments spent with 'Geetu Pishi'.
Pic courtesy: UrbanUrban_ru (Flickr: DIWALI INDIA 2) [CC BY-SA 2.0]
‘Happy Diwali, Bauji!’
Ramendra Kumar recalls some beautiful memories of his childhood of Diwali celebrations that were sparkling times of innocence, fun and merriment.
Silence Of The Lamb
Silence Of The Lamb
Ramendra Kumar writes a tongue-in-cheek account of his tryst with Haemangioma and playing dumb charades to communicate. An inspirational account of battling a serious health problem with a positive attitude.
A Taxi Tête-à-Tête with Sankar
A Taxi Tête-à-Tête with Sankar
A sweet memory of a sharing a taxi ride with Sankar, writer of the famed novels Kato Ajanare, Chowringhee, Jana Aranya, Seemabaddha and others.
‘Your Voice is Breaking!’
‘Your Voice is Breaking!’
A humorous look at the vagaries of the newly English speaking community of the IT world.
The Red Towel
The Red Towel
A short piece about the gifts of generosity, the fourth one in the musing series by Dr. Bakaya where she yet again shows the benevolent spirit of love.
My Father — the Elocutionist
My Father — the Elocutionist
In a real life David vs Goliath story, an unassuming 15-year-old elocutionist gives the mighty Indian broadcaster a stiff and determined challenge.
After some time, the mother climbed down, the baby furiously clinging to her,
Of Teddy Bears, Calories and Clouds
A mother's sweet, endearing rumination about her daughter, her growing up and the interrelation between both the mother and daughter.
Din About Chins
Din About Chins
In her series of humorous musings, Santosh Bakaya looks at the disasters WhatsApp can create for the young generation hooked on to selfies.
Flurry About Egg Curry
Flurry About Egg Curry
A delightful, short personal essay about the endearing chemistry and camaraderie of a mother-daughter relationship portrayed with humor and razor-sharp wit.
Why I Write: The Journey And The Inspiration
Why I Write: The Journey And The Inspiration
I have witnessed almost all of it, the unsung glory of a writer in a business setting, the doubtful eyes of friends and relatives who did never quite understand why I kept changing workplaces for more creative freedom, who still do not understand, or, now that I am married and have kids, do not bother what I do for a living.
A Hundred Million Years
A Hundred Million Years
I had two friends Ami and Iam with whom I played and conversed on the vast canvas.
Appreciating Human Foibles Like None Other
Appreciating Human Foibles Like None Other
Sarat Chandra and Bimal Mitra were the only ones who made me empathize with their characters.
Delhi Metro ride is quite comfortable and I enjoy it. 
(Pic: Prabhatkaushik, Creative Commons 3.0)
The Beacon Of Light In The Metro Ride
A regular metro ride becomes an eye-opener when an African family gives the writer a glimpse into the oneness of humankind.
Having His Way, Undisputed!
Having His Way, Undisputed!
At the slightest opportunity he would slip into the bathroom or the tank in the garden, get thoroughly wet and then charge at everything and everyone in sight.
I was assigned the job to keep the little one engaged for a couple of hours while the big one got her 80 winks.
Papa Scheherazade!
As nights passed, I tried everything to win Ankita’s confidence: doing callisthenics, making faces, creating sounds and even yodelling. The result was the same. She would just howl...
Writing about love and beauty, roses and tulips is a form of escapism, in which the modern poet rarely indulges.
(Pic: VintageVectors.com
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)
The Verse Libbers
Writing about love and beauty, roses and tulips is a form of escapism, in which the modern poet rarely indulges.
He was a master communicator. He had a different bark for every occasion.
The God Of Beautiful Things
A year later I found that Aryan did not need any mentoring. He had succeeding in imparting ‘Obedience Training’ to all of us. When he took us for a walk he decided when to stop, when to start, which street and which road to take.
I noticed a well-built Alsatian owned by my neighbor... seeing him running in full cry set my imagination working...
Freedom from Fear
I imagined myself letting out a shriek, my eyes behaving like a blinking tube-light to control the damage, to avoid the dog and to escape him somehow.
My Dad, being an excellent judge of dog flesh, had taken him as the pick of the litter and had named him "Old Lead" when he was just a pup.
Final Offer
As far as my Father was concerned, fox hunting was music to his ears. In a pack of six or eight hounds, he could tell by their bark and wail, which dog was in the lead.
A melancholic sunset at Porto, Portugal
I Like Sunsets…
A friend asked me once why I liked sunsets especially when they herald darkness. He hated them.
He looks immaculately dressed, impeccably attired, at all times.
Fading Images, Losing Appeals
Is Santa for real? That, alas, is a question that is being posed by a large number of children. In fact the age of disillusionment with faith is setting in earlier than noticed, heretofore.
The Kolkata Metro Railway has the distinction of being the first underground Mass Rapid Transit System in India.
Life in the Metro
That just about sums it all up in a few words. Life in the Kolkata Metro beats even “Life of Pi” by a long shot when it comes to popularity ratings. The Jamiroquai number is quite apt to sum up my feelings about it,......“I’m going deeper underground…there’s too much panic in this town.”
The Journey from Books to Celluloid
The Journey from Books to Celluloid
It is true that making a film from a book is a tedious enterprise as it’s difficult to capture the essence of a novel in about two hours. But then it is not an impossible task as films like The Godfather and Pather Panchali have shown.
The Journey Never Ends
The Journey Never Ends
Now I have an answer. An answer about which I am convinced. All these things have a STORY behind them.
On Discovering That One Can Paint
On Discovering That One Can Paint
The works of Boticelli, Michaelangelo, Raphael or Titian enrapture the spirit and have capacities to heal moribund souls.
Wastefulness is a virtue not a sin, and wasting must be carried out religiously
The Necessity of Human Wastefulness
Wastefulness is a virtue not a sin, and wasting must be carried out religiously
I have a Face for every situation. Whatever they want me to be I can be.
Changeling
I pull out my caring Face from my bag, wide, round, with almond pink tourmaline eyes, and place it on.
I got up, washed my face, had a glass of water and went out in the balcony to see the sky.
By God’s Disgrace
He came to an abrupt stop, touched the skin of his sister's cheek and then I saw a tear falling down from his face.
I hold a record, however dubious it be, of having missed my scheduled trips, despite having confirmed bookings in trains on several occasions.
Booking Trouble
The ticket made me feel secure till I reached the station. Then came the shocking news.
Birthday
Birthday
"6th," he was quick to respond and then to help me further, he retorted, "Tommorow is 7th, Lolo bhaiya's birthday."
The historic Anglo-Bengali Intermediate College, Varanasi
Saviour Teachers
They had both acted out of an intense desire to do the best for a student and his future... That was their mission in life as teachers.
For the mother, it was a proud moment. Her baby had been rocked and soothed by none else but its Chacha.
Chacha Nehru
Nehru decided to play mother to the child. He walked, close to where the child lay, bent, picked the baby in his arms and rocked it gently.
Victory of Good Over Evil
Burning the Demon
It was always around the time of this grand festival, where the ten-headed Rakshasa king would be burnt in majestic effigy.
All the poets coming from these seven lands sing of the same hopes and similar woes.
Against Insane Antagonism
All the poets coming from these seven lands sing of the same hopes and similar woes.
I wandered into the lobby and asked the oh-so-perky front office lady where the shopping complex was.
A Tryst with the Past
My experience of Harvard University, twenty years ago, where I went as an undergraduate is defined by my time with Alec.
Another Bus
Another Bus
There appeared to be a subtle but fierce competition inside the bus to share a seat with her and enjoy her garrulous company.
An Honest Confession
An Honest Confession
My mother on the other side was a character with staunch piousness and heavy ethics. I'll have to strain my brain greatly to recall any incident where I found her stepping out of her ethics.
An Attempt with French
An Attempt with French
I look up and scan my reflection. My layered hair has escaped my frail attempt at a ponytail.
All In Deep Sleep
All In Deep Sleep
All In Deep Sleep - A beautiful short story on love and sadness by Denis Rohit Soreng.

Today’s Motivation

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A clear goal induces effectual action towards achievement of success.