On Rabindranath Tagore's 79th death anniversary, Shoma A Chatterji explores Tagore's outlook towards women in the context of his dance dramas Chitrangada and Chandalika as well as his own approach towards his daughters.
The chaotic traffic situation in India's cities is a result of insensitive and undisciplined behaviour of people on the roads. A short essay on the collapsing traffic etiquette.
A positive approach of welcoming people with disability as an integral part of the society is required . A change of perception can move mountains.
One of the most quoted poets in Urdu, the legendary Mirza Ghalib’s poetry was mostly in the form of ghazals. Ghazal enthusiast Niraj Shah takes you through a mesmerizing journey of not only Ghalib's poetry but also shades of his life, his sorrows, his famous wit and his muse, stringing along a garland of oft-quoted shers, lesser known ghazals and misquoted shers as well.
Values in Management - Trust the source that is PERMANENT within your own self. Your being, inherent nature, characteristics, strengths are within you. Peeyush Sharma lists the assets that are Permanent in Life.
Lend your full support to Alabama-based Tess Winningham's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help her launch Carmine by December 2016.
It’s time to stop being a slave to a barrage of information of all kinds, writes Amitava Nag. Let scarcity rule for a while.
Helicopter View Technique is a birds’ eye view, a third party observation point, a non-involved study and scrutiny. It changes the entire perspective of how we look at things each day in our business.
The sheer magnitude of his work speaks of the immense versatility of Tagore. Thousands of poems and songs for which he composed music, his plays, dance dramas, novels, short stories, essays, and even the letters that he wrote are considered gems of literature. A tribute on his birthday.
Spectre is a visual treat on celluloid. The scenes shot beautifully, of Rome as never seen before, the Alps, the train to Tangier through Sahara and of course, London, will stay with you for a long time in sweet memories.
The dream world and the real world become as tenuous as can be, the blurring insignificance of what is and what can be! Who cares?
In a seemingly liberal world of today, one that has moved far away from the confinement of Charu's world, men and women today have no restriction in mingling freely.
What indeed puts the Queen of Thumri Shobha Gurtu in a class by herself are not merely the unique qualities of her warm sensuous voice which blends strength with suppleness and vigour with grace but also the associated aesthetic delight. She constantly communicated through music, by creating a joyful identity with nature and with the cosmos itself. Samina De (Urmi), a noted classical thumri singer and a devoted disciple of Shobha Gurtu pays a heartfelt tribute to her 'Guruma' on the occasion of the legendary thumri exponent's birth anniversary today.
But then the addiction started kicking in. She was now expecting high marks after every test, and eagerly awaiting the verdict of amount she earned.
Aamir Khan's decisive contribution to the society would be from the Satyamev Jayate 3 television series, only if the society sits up to notice it.
It is a matter of great pride for every Indian that Kaliash Satyarthi has won the most coveted award The Nobel Peace Prize for his work in probably the most significant area impacting human civilisation: Children's Rights. Satyarthi shares the prize with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani female education activist and together they turned the world's attention towards the crying need of millions of children for education and freedom from exploitation. Learning and Creativity too in a modest way has been working towards filling up the world of its young and innocent readers with the hues of learning and the colours of creativity. While congratulating the modern messiahs of children on the rare honour bestowed on these two luminous activists, we present an article on Children's Right written by children's writer Ramendra Kumar.
On the occasion of National Sports Day 2014, we remember one of India's greatest heroes who cemented India's position as the undisputed international hockey champ at a time when Independence was still a dream. Dhyan Chand, the greatest hockey player India has ever produced was a genius, whose fame transcended national boundaries.
Kashyap reminded us all that 90% of the people we hang around with are never happy at our successes and only await us to fall.
The song is marvelously penned down in a broken dialect (of Sanskrit, Hindi, Maithili, Brajabuli and Bangla) and allows one to find resemblances with Bhanusingher Padabali.
Ek Villain's stupendous box office success has puzzled me on how a movie with all the wrong messages can work so well with the Indian audience.
We are warriors of light; we believe in miracles and hence miracles begin to happen.” We are INVINCIBLE. Yes, you too!
We can’t and should not expect a cruel society to be a benefactor to our own kids when parents themselves are touching the new lows of parenthood.
I wonder how many of today’s children are fortunate to have experienced this pleasure – the unadulterated joy of listening to stories.
Once we as humans start feeling for global wellness, poverty will start getting reduced.
Each one of us is given 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds each day. And this figure has remained the same since time immemorial. Two minute noodles, instant coffee, instant knowledge and even instant nirvana are all being offered off the counter.
The negative voting has been recognised by many nations. Many countries practise it. This is in vogue in different terminologies in different countries. In Spain and Columbia it is vote en blanco. In the US State of Nevada it is none of these candidates. In Bangladesh it is na vote.
We all were childlike once. We all possessed these wondrous qualities like unconditional love, trust, playfulness and simplicity. Somewhere on the road to adulthood we have shed these childlike virtues and adopted fear, mistrust, prejudice, doubt and selfishness.
It is a difficult task to pick any one literary character among the numerous who swim around my head; signify some part of my life or the other.
At one corner, like the jewel in the crown resides the Little Magazine pavilion.
Satyajit Ray used to invite criticism in the most vitriolic terms. From comments he would glean out sufficient inspiration so that his finished product would be a masterpiece.
World hunger is a formidable sign of world poverty. Poverty leads to hunger.
For Indian writers settled in the West, writing in English is possibly the only option. And a convenient one too.
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.
Amar Chitra Katha comics have been a favourite for children through the decades
There are millions of classics and billions of characters and each has something or other for the readers to expect, experience and expedite their eternal expedition to chasing dreams.
We do not have a right to know how Shahrukh and Hrithik lead their lives behind closed doors (sorry Stardust, I do not approve of your methods!).
Imagine a train journey without a couple of books and magazines purchased from those rickety bookstalls on the platform. Now ask yourself again if the Internet can replace the written word. Isn’t the answer obvious?
The subject matter of art — life in all its multiform –is mastered and presented by the artist in a specific form of reproduction cited as artistic images.
Shrikant, who has marked shades of stormy and bohemian life of Sarat Chandra, is a saga, spanning four parts.
The very onset of Indian languages is linked to translation. India’s literature aesthetics, civilization, ethics are all based greatly on translations, especially the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Bhagabad.
The interplay between cinema and literature is as old as the medium of celluloid.
This is the age of the new media and the internet has come to occupy the center stage.