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Drops of Moonlight: How to Choose Pearls
Drops of Moonlight: How to Choose Pearls
While gold and diamonds tend to get priority in every woman’s collection, it is the classic and elegant pearl which renders the element of refinement. Choosing pearls is...
Bipade More Rakkha Karo: The Prayer to Be Fearless (Translation of Tagore Song)
Bipade More Rakkha Karo: The Prayer to Be Fearless (Translation of Tagore Song)
Translation of one of the most beautiful and motivating Puja Parjay songs of Tagore from Geetanjali.
Swami and Friends: Nostalgia of School Days Re-lived
Swami and Friends: Nostalgia of School Days Re-lived
The book is an imaginative memoir of a 10-year old from his perspective. The naivety of thoughts in children makes it a more compelling read.
Karambhumi  (Hindi, Hardcover, Munshi Premchand)
Premchand’s ‘Karmabhoomi’: Laying Bare the Facets of Human Behaviour
Munshi Premchand has highlighted all the simple strengths and weaknesses of a human being in his masterpiece Karmabhoomi. Gunjan Joshi reviews this novel which highlights...
The new age parent has to be a Memory-Maker, an Empathy Emperor, A Humour Promoter, A Sports Catalyst and a Guru of Values.
Building Habits for a Better Future
As a parent, nurturing your child to help him/her grow up to be a responsible adult depends on how well you are able to inculcate habits in your child and establish routines...
Save the Tiger, India's Pride
Animals are Our Friends
Budding artist Paridhi Bhardwaj takes time out from her Std. VIII studies to paint her love for animals - in posters to save the tiger, on her T-shirt and on the canvas. ...
Kehte Hain Ki Ghalib Ka Hai Andaz-e-Bayaan Aur: The Unique Appeal of Mirza Ghalib’s Poetry
Kehte Hain Ki Ghalib Ka Hai Andaz-e-Bayaan Aur: The Unique Appeal of Mirza Ghalib’s Poetry
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...
Customized leather bags - organize according to your needs and preferences
Top 10 Shopping Sites to Shop for Leather Bags Online
If you are looking for leather handbags, leather travel bags or leather briefcases, browse this . list of top sites that offer high quality leather bags and accessories.
Darkness There But Something More: Anthology of Ghost Stories Paperback Edition to be Launched
Darkness There But Something More: Anthology of Ghost Stories Paperback Edition to be Launched
After all the excitement of the highly successful Kindle Edition, The Blue Pencil launched the much awaited paperback edition of Ghost Stories collection Darkness There...
Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm
Enjoy Parenting!
Positive parenting tips from Ramendra Kumar, the author of Effective Parenting Book which suggests a fresh avatar for the new age parent, with stories and lively, useful parenting...
Shah Rukh Khan's Doodle Among Stunning Rare Film Collectibles, Stills, Artwork in Osian’s Auction
Shah Rukh Khan’s Doodle Among Stunning Rare Film Collectibles, Stills, Artwork in Osian’s Auction
Among the rare collectibles in the The Greatest Indian Show on Earth 2 auction by Osians are a bunch of original artworks by renowned filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mani Kaul...
Cancer by Joygopal Podder
‘Cancer’, A Brain Twisting Thriller By Joygopal Podder
Cancer by Joygopal Podder is a crime thriller where the graph of anxiety, curiosity and the adrenaline rush, keeps rising higher with every chapter. Amidst all this, romance...
Rivers Run Back: A Bewitchingly Narrated Story of Intrigue and Crime
Rivers Run Back: A Bewitchingly Narrated Story of Intrigue and Crime
An engrossing and in-depth review of Joyce Yarrow and Arindam Roy's cross-cultural saga of crime and intrigue, 'Rivers Run Back'
Rabbit and His Friends is a short story by little write Srobona Banerjee
Rabbit and His Friends
A fable about a greedy rabbit and one of his misdeeds which taught him a life lesson, written by 8-year-old Srobona.
Creative Writing Workshop with Ramendra Kumar
WordMagic: Ramendra Kumar’s Creative Writing Workshop for St Joseph’s School
Renowned author Ramendra Kumar held an engaging and interactive creative writing workshop in St Joseph’s Convent School, Rourkela where students had to write a story and...
Thwarted Escape - the non-fiction memoir by Lopa Banerjee
Thwarted Escape: Poem Inspired By A Book
Maya Khandelwal's evocative review of Lopamudra Banerjee's memoir 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', written in a poetic, lyrical form. Her first attempt at...
Fireflies: A Mirror In Which Teenagers Can See Their Images
Fireflies: A Mirror In Which Teenagers Can See Their Images
A succinct, sensitive and analytical review of Maya Khandelwal's recently released novel 'Fireflies' by Wani Nazir Ahmed.
The Story Of My Second Marriage: An Excerpt
The Story Of My Second Marriage: An Excerpt
Marriage, does it really make a person happy? Or is it all about adjustments? 'The Story of My Second Marriage' is a delightful rumination on marriage, adjustments and human...
The tumultuous thunderThe luminous lightingThe clouded stayMy heavy heart.
Poems by Sara
My mother was a writer. She and I published, at her own cost, at my cousin's press, a hand-crafted book with a beautiful red cover titled very simply "Sara / Poems"...
A poem in picture for Autism Awareness
Picture Poem
A rare and memorable picture poem by Michele Baron for the Autism Special Edition of 'Learning and Creativity'
Matthew's Poem for 'Baba' (Grandmother)
Matthew’s Poem for ‘Baba’ (Grandmother)
A sensitive poem written by Matthew Vance who has Autism himself. He wrote this 6 years ago, right after his Grandfather passed away from Alzheimer’s. He gave it to his...
(Pic: Shamit [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL]  via Wikimedia Commons)
English Translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Short Story ‘Subha’ (A Short Excerpt)
On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Gurudeb Rabindranath Tagore, the bard of my soul, the illustrious Nobel laureate of Bengal, my humble tribute, a short...
My Tribute To Gurudeb: Translation of Ami Choncholo He
My Tribute To Gurudeb: Translation of Ami Choncholo He
A soulful English translation of one of Rabindranath Tagore's most sublime songs of Gitabitan, on the auspicious occasion of his birth anniversary.
Palace of Mysore
5 Famous Historic Buildings of India
We take you through top 5 historic buildings of India that will leave you speechless.
A Tsunami Called Naani: In Conversation with Children's Books Author Ramendra Kumar
A Tsunami Called Naani: In Conversation with Children’s Books Author Ramendra Kumar
A Tsunami Called Naani is the latest ace served by renowned children's books author Ramendra Kumar. He speaks to Antara on what drives him to write books for kids...
Can you hear music with your heart, Which bound in unseen, intangible waves , From golden fleeces of clouds in lofty mountains that part, A choir of cherubs that your soul in wonder enslaves
Silence
A soulful and sensitively penned poem on autistic children, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'
Will she ever be able to die in peace leaving behind this blue rose
Again
A very sensitively penned poem for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
They deserve to adore earth's creation
Specials
A very thoughtful and emotionally charged poem depicting the life of an autistic child, for the Autism Special Edition I of 'Learning and Creativity'.
Unfurling your wings to flyTo those heights where love,The law of life prevails.
Autistic Divine Beings
A sensitive poem honouring and celebrating differently abled children, for the Autism Special Edition I of Learning & Creativity
I love the butterflies, the birds,So what if I have no words?
Mommy, Were You Weeping Today?
A sensitive poem for the Autism Special Edition of 'Learning & Creativity'
Song of an Autist
Song of an Autist
A strong, hard-hitting poem on autistic children, for the Autism Special Edition I
Normal Child
Normal Child
A sensitive poem dedicated to children with autism for the Autism Special Edition I of Learning and Creativity.

Today’s Motivation

Every sunrise is the start of a new day of one's life. The sun's rays as it pours over the earth, brings in the essence of life providing the vitality to live. And it happens every morning!This motivational quote indicates Walt Whitman's love of nature.
Every sunrise is the start of a new day of one's life. The sun's rays as it pours over the earth, brings in the essence of life providing the vitality to live. And it happens every morning!This motivational quote indicates Walt Whitman's love of nature.