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Turn to Art
Turn to Art
As we wrap our heads around the ongoing pandemic, it is only art which has the capacity to heal us.
Diaries from a Post-Pandemic World
Diaries from a Post-Pandemic World
Thirteen-year-old Nishtha peers into the future to visualize how life in a new university, in a new campus, among new friends will shape up in 2021. Will the post-pandemic...
Wednesday
Wednesday
We choose what to do on Wednesday! Naseeruddin Shah chose to ‘act’ like a ‘Common Man’ one fine ‘Wednesday’. It was one of these Wednesdays almost half a century...
He climbed up the tree getting hold of a hanging root and settled on one of the lower branches of the tree
The Curious Onlooker
One eventful day, Aman ventures on a trek in a dense forest, overlooking the gloomy forecast of heavy downpour and thunderstorms. He gets stranded in the woods by evening...
The Mountain of Moon
The Mountain of Moon
Sometimes, it isn't required to try hard to be a friend. You just wait! Piu Mahapatra rewinds to a childhood train journey and a 'chhoti si mulaqaat'.
For a Smarter & Happier Parenting Experience
For a Smarter & Happier Parenting Experience
Better Parenting for the Children of Tomorrow: Secrets to Ace the Pandemic Times showcases the imperatives of parenting not just in the ‘Here & Now’ but way beyond.
Know Thy Dhoni: Aniket Mishra on His Bestselling Quizbook on MS Dhoni
Know Thy Dhoni: Aniket Mishra on His Bestselling Quizbook on MS Dhoni
Know Thy Dhoni celebrates the playing career and life of one of India's greatest cricketers - Mahendra Singh Dhoni with over Over 400 Questions & Stories. Noted author...
To Sir With Love
To Sir With Love
Today’s Topic - Family!! Define and Draw! Piu Mahapatra pays a loving tribute to her Mastermoshai, on Teacher's Day.
if i took on the world
if i took on the world
A wistful poem about introspections and dreams, of fears and apprehensions, of courage and challenges and a tango with your thoughts.
‘Tal Nabami’
‘Tal Nabami’
The festivals are seasonal just like the fruits. They have a way of getting into our life and each teaches a moral in their own sweet way.
My Unicorn is a Dove: Foreword by Dr. Santosh Bakaya
My Unicorn is a Dove: Foreword by Dr. Santosh Bakaya
'My Unicorn is a Dove' is the debut collection of poems, stories and drawings of Sharanya Banerjee who lives in Texas, USA with her family. Sharanya is almost 10 years old...
Origami
Origami
Not all instructions are to be followed till the end and not all have to be what they thought they will be. Piu Mahapatra writes to herself.
'রজনীগন্ধা' The Tube Roses
‘রজনীগন্ধা’ The Tube Roses
The important moments of our lives are more or less same, irrespective of time.  It was my mother and then me till my daughter is ready, the celebrations of life remain more...
Aman and Sahil with the old man
An Unexpected Companion
Aman and Sahil are back on their adventure ride with a trip to Karnala Bird Sanctuary near Matheran. What started off as a leisurely morning trek turns out to be a very insightful...
Galauti and Lakhnawi kababs with Rumali Roti (Pic: Wikimedia Commons 3.0)
Sakhawat Mian
The Lukhnawi cuisine prepared by Sakhawat Mian in his nondescript food joint in Lucknow is as fresh in memory of Bimal Chadha as the flavor of the kababs.
Eye Wide Shut
Eye Wide Shut
Hard truth: The little conveniences of life, earn their value when they are taken away from us without much of a notice.
Rabindranath Tagore with his Son Rathindranath Tagore & Daughters Madhurilata Devi (Bela), Mira Devi, Renuka Devi (Pic: Google Image Search)
The Conflicts in Tagore – Chitrangada Versus Chandalika
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...
Shot in Black & White - Treasured in the Heart: Photography by Manobina Roy
Shot in Black & White – Treasured in the Heart: Photography by Manobina Roy
Manobina Roy carried her Rolliflex wherever she went "because wherever I went, I might find something, an incident, or people I might want to remember years later." Ratnottama...
On the Edge
On the Edge
Apni tanhaai kaa auro se na Shikvaa karna Tum akele hi nahin ho Sabhi akele hai Ye akelaa safar nahin guzaraa Those LP records, those Puja releases, those soulful songs...
সাঁজবাতির রূপকথারা - Tales of the Evening Lamp
সাঁজবাতির রূপকথারা – Tales of the Evening Lamp
We might not have Durga Puja this year at my village! But the celebration is not always about people gathering, the feast laid or the sound of the drums beating. Remembering...
Odeon of Herodes
Amazing Athens
The historic city of Athens with its towering ancient monuments has an old world charm. Ramendra Kumar and his wife Madhavi give us a glimpse of the lively, awe-inspiring...
St Joseph's P U College (Pic: Wikimedia Commons CC 3.0)
Bangalore of Yore
Having seen Bangalore from a ring side seat for over 65 years, Rajan NS often feels wistful and nostalgic about his city. Take a trip down memory lane with him.
I Saw It in Your Eyes
I Saw It in Your Eyes
We remember in bits and pieces and the rest we weave in our minds like an eight legged garden spider and that might be the very reason our memories are such beautiful webs,...
Forgetting
Forgetting
We had this essay by Robert Lynd on 'Forgetting' in our school days which tried to shade a humorous light on human's mind and his weird ways of choosing to forget. Absent...
Summertime Memories
Summertime Memories
As the summer vacation draws to a close and children get ready to start school, albeit from home this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enjoy this throwback to summer vacations...
Dil Hai Chhota Sa
Dil Hai Chhota Sa
A 'wish' is not as strong as 'desire'. Neither 'covet' can be her synonym. When did the dictionary do justice! 'Wish' has the fancy wings of Mohak, fragile and yet can travel...
On the other side of lockdown
Nature: Before and After Lockdown
Created as a scientific rangoli, on the theme 'Nature' as part of Anshula's school project, this is an expression of how the lockdown has impacted Nature.
Morning Meanderings: A Beautiful Realm of Self-discovery
Morning Meanderings: A Beautiful Realm of Self-discovery
Santosh Bakaya's Morning Meanderings take us barefoot, wistful and eager to take in her stories of unprecedented places. Review by Lopa Banerjee.
The Mystery of the Dead Man
The Mystery of the Dead Man
Investigating a murder near the River Tigris, which was once a part of the ancient Mesopotamian Civilization, the author stumbles upon a sinister plan of stealing diamonds....
Dear Calcutta
Dear Calcutta
If you are away from your loved ones, write a letter. Write a letter as long as you have someone to deliver it to. Write a letter if you have an address to reach.
Dylan Crosses the Rubicon
Dylan Crosses the Rubicon
This new album Rough and Rowdy Ways can be seen as the fourth in Dylan's gospel series, though some may not agree, and has to be played after listening to Slow Train Coming,...
Friends, For Good Times and Bad
Friends, For Good Times and Bad
If you haven't lived with them, then you are definitely younger than me!! Piu Mahapatra looks back at her friendly pets, er... pests. :)

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Vision is the sort of clarity that explores the imperceptible, goes beyond the known and extends into the world of imagination.  And from imagination, there is invention; there is discovery and subsequently development.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
Vision is the sort of clarity that explores the imperceptible, goes beyond the known and extends into the world of imagination. And from imagination, there is invention; there is discovery and subsequently development.