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The Milkman’s Daughter
The Milkman’s Daughter
The pestering milkman of "Ekbar try maar lo, madam" fame has a daughter who rekindles Santosh Bakaya's faith in humanity with her compassionate gesture.
Friends Forever Chapter 3
Friends Forever Chapter 3
A right hook, uppercut and a couple of left hooks - in a few minutes it was all over! The attackers disappeared into the shadows from where they had appeared. Aamir and Sagar...
When Will the Babies Come?
When Will the Babies Come?
An innocent 5 year old's disgust at the big fat Indian weddings and their unabashed show of wealth holds up a mirror to the sad paradox facing us today.
Friends Forever Chapter 2
Friends Forever Chapter 2
What was Aamir's welcome like at this prestigious boarding school? Enjoy Chapter 2 of Friends Forever, the novel for teens by Ramendra Kumar serialized exclusively on...
The Awesome Mess
The Awesome Mess
It takes a certain ability and concerted efforts over a period of time to build up an awe inspiring mess. And to live in it with attitude!
Friends Forever - Chapter 1
Friends Forever – Chapter 1
Aamir was really excited since he knew how much he had slogged and how hard his parents had worked to make this dream come true...Two weeks later the results were declared....
Friends Forever - The Serialized Novel
Friends Forever – The Serialized Novel
LnC is proud to present celebrated children's writer Ramendra Kumar's latest novel Friends Forever as an exclusive series, every Wednesday and Friday, illustrated with beautiful...
The Rainbow
The Rainbow
A child's innocent smile that is free of the baggage of unpleasant memories can light up your clouded sky like a rainbow, when you are grappling with your inner self.
Battle of Panipat
Battle of Panipat
The exhilarating feeling of the first shave is a boy's big step into adulthood. For Bimal Chadha, it is a Battle of Panipat every time the razor meets the cheek.
The Sisters
The Sisters
As human beings, we impulsively feel the need to connect sometimes with total strangers. A mystical affinity builds up instantly and the stranger becomes a friend.
Why The Quizopedia and how it helps a student’s academic performance?
Why The Quizopedia and how it helps a student’s academic performance?
The primary emphasis of quizzing the students is to test them on a smaller portion of the subjects. This App provides an engaging and interactive interface for students to...
My Cup of Tea
My Cup of Tea
A young girl gives Santosh Bakaya her own mug of tea and happily picks up an 'ordinary' cup for herself. The warmth in her gesture makes the author forget the winter chill....
A Handful of Joy
A Handful of Joy
Children never lose their knack of conjuring moments of pure joy from thin air even as another grueling daily routine begins.
Why Quizzing is Crucial for Your Kid’s Academic Performance
Why Quizzing is Crucial for Your Kid’s Academic Performance
Quizzes are a great way of helping students and children develop the expertise of thinking quickly, on their feet. Quizzes also help sharpen their knowledge in various subjects...
The Second Track
The Second Track
An incessant drill in our mind that runs a hyperactive parallel line of thought, keeps feeding us everything from comic relief memories to panic button anxiety attacks in...
Posto Chhoriye Alu Narkoler Bora (Potato Coconut and Poppy Seeds Fritters)
Posto Chhoriye Alu Narkoler Bora (Potato Coconut and Poppy Seeds Fritters)
Make some delicious Potato Coconut and Poppy Seeds Fritters - a traditional Bengali recipe. Join Debasish On the Foodpath to make Posto Chhoriye Alu Narkoler Bora - a super...
Love in the Time of Nightmares
Love in the Time of Nightmares
Struggling to shake off a nightmare? Rewind to love, which has the power to banish all demons, the worst of nightmares and negativities.
The Sparkle of Love
The Sparkle of Love
“I think that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” Vincent Van Gogh's words ring true as the lights of Diwali spread love and affection, bringing...
Inspired by the Lotus Sutra - A Poem and Painting on Buddha
Inspired by the Lotus Sutra – A Poem and Painting on Buddha
A tribute to Gautam Buddha and his Lotus Sutra, as my contribution for the poetry movement titled '100 Thousand Poets For Change', a global poetry and art initiative.
Songs of Freedom
Songs of Freedom
Songs of freedom are all around, we just need to listen. Santosh Bakaya enjoys the redemption songs that float in the air, in animals, plants and people.
The Rat Race
The Rat Race
Rats are part of every day life. From chasing rats and catching rats to being part of the rat race, there is no escape from them, physically, metaphorically or literally....
Take Me Home
Take Me Home
Home sweet home is where you belong. Those who are away pine to go back. Those who don't have a home, make a home wherever they are. And there are many for whom the sky is...
The Rising
The Rising
The yawners and their yawns, the back-slapping workers getting ready for a day of back-breaking work - every morning is a new rising.
Jugaad (The Quickfix Solution)
Jugaad (The Quickfix Solution)
In India, we are known famously for our unmatched 'jugaad' skills or the ability to fix up a solution out of nowhere, which are often wildly creative.
Durga Puja: Ruminations
Durga Puja: Ruminations
The nip in the air and the azure sky take Lekha Sengupta back to her childhood days of Puja festivities. A short, ruminative essay on the auspicious occasion of the upcoming...
The Gandhi Within
The Gandhi Within
Innumerable unsung freedom fighters and martyrs had given up everything to win independence for our country. The need of today is to invoke the Gandhi within. A special story...
A Fistful of Happiness
A Fistful of Happiness
A fistful of happiness can really make a difference, be it a hungry old man or a baby sparrow lost in the storm. Lend a helping hand when life offers you this blessing.
Motor Daler Bora Diye Lau Ghonto (Bottle-gourd Curry with Yellow Pea Dumplings)
Motor Daler Bora Diye Lau Ghonto (Bottle-gourd Curry with Yellow Pea Dumplings)
On the Foodpath, Debasish tweaks the traditional recipe of Chapor Ghonto made with tender White Pumpkin and flattened lentil fritters to make a delicious veggie dish.
Apna Time Aayega (My Time Will Come)
Apna Time Aayega (My Time Will Come)
A dream keeps us moving ahead. And "hope springs eternal" in the human heart and says, my time will come.
Dowry
Dowry
A deeply touching story about the inexplicable bond between a father and a daughter. A Daughter's Day special story by Ramendra Kumar, this is excerpted from the anthology...
Ilisher Pani Khola (Hilsa Fish in Water)
Ilisher Pani Khola (Hilsa Fish in Water)
Where will the fish live other than in water? This unusual fish recipe gets its name Ilisher Pani Khola or Hilsa Fish in Water possibly from its watery look. Unusual because...
The Writing on the Wall
The Writing on the Wall
Love is indeed all that matters. Let us all be love mongers and go where love is!

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Life is what you make it. Don't let problem kill your enthusiasm towards life.