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Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever
A wistful poem about an introspective journey to look within, when the body is in suffering.
Crimson
Crimson
Colours have different meaning as we grow up. They mean freedom at times and also bindings, bondage. In this memoir, Piu Mahapatra looks back at a time of her life when...
To Do or Not To Do
To Do or Not To Do
Don't do this, don't go there, don't chase the butterflies...! Santosh Bakaya spots a bunch of confused dogs with their equally confused masters where everything that the...
Two Poems on World Poetry Day
Two Poems on World Poetry Day
To celebrate the World Poetry Day, two of my poetic offerings with diverse and dynamic themes, the first one inspired by a painting of a woman and the second one, a poetic...
Friends Forever Chapter 29
Friends Forever Chapter 29
"He has been by my side during the best of times and the worst of times. If it wasn’t for him, I would be somewhere, smoking a joint and dying inch by inch, rather than...
Friends Forever Chapter 28
Friends Forever Chapter 28
How does the match end? Is Sagar able to prove himself? And make Hyderabad Blues proud of him? Friends Forever and Sagar bowl the story to its end. The hugely popular serialized...
Friends Forever Chapter 27
Friends Forever Chapter 27
THE MATCH that Sagar has been waiting for! Friends Forever by Ramendra Kumar, illustrated by Avijit Sarkar, takes you through each over!
Fuchsia Painting and Its Inspiration
Fuchsia Painting and Its Inspiration
Drawing inspiration from a photograph clicked by Antara, Lipi Bhattacharya brings the fuchsia blossoms to life in a painting, using acrylic colours.
Friends Forever Chapter 26
Friends Forever Chapter 26
There was silence at the other end. Aamir waited with bated breath. He knew he had taken a gamble. If it worked, there was a possibility that Sagar would be in the team or...
Friends Forever Chapter 25
Friends Forever Chapter 25
Sagar's challenges continue. “I was dreading this would happen one day – my past would catch up with me. Now my cricketing career is finished forever.”
Arm in Arm
Arm in Arm
Saving the head here and mending the arm there, Santosh Bakaya encounters a bunch of adventures on her morning meanderings.
Ai Mohabbat Tere Anjaam Pe: A Ballad of Failed Love
Ai Mohabbat Tere Anjaam Pe: A Ballad of Failed Love
Ai mohabbat tere anjaam pe rona aayaa - a Shakeel ghazal is one of the best on the point of failed love, rendered timeless by Begum Akhtar's gaayaki. Vijay Kumar translates...
To Spring...
To Spring…
A wistful ode to spring and its all encompassing beauty by Udayaditya Mukherjee.
Friends Forever Chapter 24
Friends Forever Chapter 24
Aamir's faces his toughest challenges - English Elocution and Shantanu - together. What will happen? Of course Sagar is there to cheer him on! Enjoy Ramendra Kumar’s...
Friends Forever Chapter 23
Friends Forever Chapter 23
Sagar's rigorous camp. And then, back to school where a surprise awaits him. Do you think his troubles and challenges are finally over?
Love and Only Love
Love and Only Love
Valentine's Day, the day of love has come and gone. But hope stays alive of a utopian world where love rules and hatred gets a drubbing every day.
Friends Forever Chapter 22
Friends Forever Chapter 22
Aamir helps Sagar get help. And then, more people help Sagar turn his life around. Ramendra Kumar's Friends Forever proves you can if you want.
The singer and the dancer
Celebrate the Differences, Enjoy the Similarities and Forget the Rest!
Every relationship is a potpourri of similarities and differences. Ramendra Kumar muses about why his marriage is considered a runaway success.
Friends Forever Chapter 21
Friends Forever Chapter 21
Never even in his wildest dreams or rather nightmares could Aamir have imagined Sagar— his best friend, the sports hero, the bright and ebullient Sagar— hooked on drugs!...
Come Join My Happy Song
Come Join My Happy Song
A brawl peppered with resounding bawls and supported by a background chorus of barks greets Santosh Bakaya as she steps gingerly out in the foggy morning. But soon it turns...
The Tug
The Tug
On a cold, foggy morning, when the masters walk their dogs in the mist, Santosh Bakaya goes for a reluctant walk only to find a friendly tug at her heartstrings.
Friend
Friend
A wistful poem celebrating the all-encompassing beauty of friendship and togetherness amid the peaceful and tranquil beauty of nature.
Friends Forever Chapter 20
Friends Forever Chapter 20
“Simply take a puff and let go. Don’t ask questions, Sagar. Just enjoy,” Sanya said, smiling at him and moving a step closer. Ramendra Kumar's story can happen with...
Friends Forever Chapter 19
Friends Forever Chapter 19
Sagar begins his story. Why and how has his life become complicated? Enjoy the mint fresh episode of Ramendra Kumar's serialized novel Friends Forever, illustrated by Avijit...
A Brave New Beginning
A Brave New Beginning
While the inviting warmth of the quilt makes you snuggle in deeper to beat the cold, the world outside is waking up to a brave new beginnings. Santosh Bakaya crawls out to...
Friends Forever Chapter 18
Friends Forever Chapter 18
Aamir knows who the thief is. But the situation is more complicated than he can imagine. What will he do? Friends Forever moves forward.
Friends Forever Chapter 17
Friends Forever Chapter 17
A spate of thefts in school disturb everyone's life, puzzling everyone. Do you know who could be stealing from the students?
Two Little Babes and an Adventure
Two Little Babes and an Adventure
Two children, Charu and Raghu, dodge a dozing dad to skip out of the house on bright sunny afternoon and explore the world of animals all by themselves.
Friends Forever Chapter 16
Friends Forever Chapter 16
Over the next few weeks Aamir got busier by the day. Gradually Aamir and Sagar ended up spending less and less time together. Sagar seemed to have found a new friend. Friends...
Stories of Resilience: The Indomitable Girls Who Rebuilt Their Broken Lives
Stories of Resilience: The Indomitable Girls Who Rebuilt Their Broken Lives
The girls featured in all the stories are like Kintsukuroi Dolls; they're all broken, but are slowly putting themselves together. Stories of Resilience written by Ramendra...
Friends Forever Chapter 15
Friends Forever Chapter 15
Aamir learns the art of public speaking from an expert Richa Tripathy. Ramendra Kumar's "Friends Forever" journeys on with Aamir and Sagar.
Little People, Big Hearts
Little People, Big Hearts
Innocence has the unfathomable power to make any inhibitions or fear crumble. Our little people give us big lessons of life, from their innocent hearts.