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Talking to My Soul
Talking to My Soul
A dark poem as part of a poetic response to the prompt ‘Talking to My Soul’ given in The Significant League literary group for the #NationalPoetryMonth in April.
A Place in My Body
A Place in My Body
A wistful love poem as part of a poetic response to the prompt ‘A Place in My Body’ given in The Significant League literary group for the #NationalPoetryMonth in April....
My Life In and After Lockdown - Visual Arts at Laurel High Global School
My Life In and After Lockdown – Visual Arts at Laurel High Global School
Over the years, the education system has been in a process of transformation. But never before in history had there been such a massive shift from traditional classroom to...
Supernova
Supernova
A love poem with local colour, a regional flavour.
Nothing is Impossible for Super Fun Naani
Nothing is Impossible for Super Fun Naani
Super fun Naani finds nothing impossible. Yash would love to have the unstoppable Naani around him. A book review by a sixth grader.
To Night (Translated in Malayalam) രജനിയോട്
To Night (Translated in Malayalam) രജനിയോട്
Reena R's wistful ode to the night and its fiery beauty is translated in Malayalam by Jayshree Devdas.
A Time Past...
A Time Past…
Rewinding to the late 1950s and early and mid 1960s, AK Nanda recalls the era when building a career in writing had its own peculiar challenges and opportunities.
Stricken by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: A Realistic Historical Short Story
Stricken by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: A Realistic Historical Short Story
A realistic historical short story based on the historic and devastating 1906 San Francisco Earthquake by Agneya Dutta Pooleery, a fourth grade student in Buffalo, USA.
Sahir Ka Khayal Aaya: Sahir's Anti-War Poem in a Unique Play
Sahir Ka Khayal Aaya: Sahir’s Anti-War Poem in a Unique Play
To commemorate legendary poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi's 100th Birth Anniversary, Delhi-based theatre group Pierrot’s Troupe's will premiere its unique monologue play Sahir...
Heartfelt Reviews of Letter to Myself
Heartfelt Reviews of Letter to Myself
Piu Mahapatra's unbound book of postcards Letter to Myself has received rave reviews from eminent artists, writers and readers. Here are a few select reviews.
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Charms of San Francisco
Rajan NS loved visiting San Francisco and when he parted from it, he wistfully sang to himself: “I left my heart in San Francisco”. Take a trip through one of the world's...
Penciled Moments
Penciled Moments
Capturing the beautiful moments of life and nature brings immense peace to the artist's soul. Young budding artist Pratishtha takes to her pencil and paper to soak in the...
My Smiling Assassin!
My Smiling Assassin!
Ramendra Kumar dedicates a love poem to his beloved wife Madhavi Kumar to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Tamils of Bengal - Book Review
Tamils of Bengal – Book Review
Eminent author and film scholar Shoma A Chatterji reviews Tamils of Bengal, by Srinivasan Sampath Kumar that explores the history of Tamils in Kolkata.
A Pinch of Salt
A Pinch of Salt
Winter is different for each of us! The churning continues... sometimes frothy, sometimes dark, bubbling and boiling, slowly, quietly.
The Gathering Mist with Hindi Translation
The Gathering Mist with Hindi Translation
Dr Santosh Bakaya translates into Hindi one of her poems from the Amazon bestseller poetry chapbook Vodka by the Volga, which she co-authored with Dr Ampat Koshy.
Bedtime Tales
Bedtime Tales
Tales are sometimes spilled beyond the printed words. Piu wonders about the bedtime tales that started and travelled to come back again.
Murmurs: An Abstract Tapestry That Succeeds in Keeping the Reader Hooked
Murmurs: An Abstract Tapestry That Succeeds in Keeping the Reader Hooked
Noted scholar, film-critic and film-maker Subha Das Mollick previews Amitava Nag's Murmurs: Silent Steals with Soumitra Chatterjee and finds the book impressionistic which...
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Story of a tiny green tree and a name that remained over years.
Spreading Christmas Joy with Homemade Cookies
Spreading Christmas Joy with Homemade Cookies
Eleven year old Varun has developed a new fascination for baking. And what can be a better time than Christmas to try out some great cookies with the new baking knowledge!...
Tiffin in a Box
Tiffin in a Box
Ringggggg.....the bell...tiffin time. The real spirit of the school is felt during that quarter of an hour. The rest of the day is templated and the same!
THE CANINE CHRONICLES
The Canine Chronicles
Jeyanthi Manokaran dips into the world of the ‘fairly intrepid Guppy’ or Grown up Puppy, scooping up dollops of his thoughts, temptations, affections and of course, 'canine...
'River' named 'You'
‘River’ named ‘You’
Alphabets make words....but each alphabet is a word itself.
शुभ्र पांढरया रात्री - Marathi Translation of White Nights (For Fyodor Dostoevsky)
शुभ्र पांढरया रात्री – Marathi Translation of White Nights (For Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Ampat Koshy's poem White Nights translated into Marathi by Gorakhnath Gangane. The poem is from the Amazon Bestseller book Vodka by the Volga: A Duo of Duelling Dulcimers...
the gurgling brook
I Want to Live All Over Again
"The rays of hope rising from the void of the dark" - Anagha Rajesh pens an ode to Nature and its limitless power to evoke in us hope, faith and joy in being alive.
Ivan has Many Dreams
Ivan has Many Dreams
Let's spare synopsis and for a change let's read it without any clue. The last thing that Dream or his twin sister, Nightmare give is a hint of who is going to come tonight....
Let the Flowers Bloom!
Let the Flowers Bloom!
A beautiful garden, a shelter to numerous plants, birds, animals, fishes and insects has only one friend - little Montu. Will he be able to save it from being demolished to...
6 Poems of Soumitra Chatterjee
6 Poems of Soumitra Chatterjee
Silhouette Editor Amitava Nag has translated Soumitra Chatterjee's selected Bengali poems into an English collection Walking through the Mist published this year. This is...
The Red Balcony
The Red Balcony
Like Boisali's tapestry, families are woven together. In the midst of their shared celebration and lonely wait, Diwali comes and leaves quietly.
The Letter to YOU
The Letter to YOU
Like the marbles, memory rolls back and forth, sometimes sideways only to drop in the tunnel of forgetting. Thankfully some letters are never posted and some memories remain...

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"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." ~ Carl Rogers