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Jyoti Kalash Chhalke - An Ode to Dawn
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke – An Ode to Dawn
Jyoti kalash chhalke, an immortal ode to dawn, eminently qualifies as a chhayavadi poem – it has romanticism, spiritualism, universalism and humanism in near perfect balance....
Covid-19 Lockdown and It’s Various Effects
Covid-19 Lockdown and It’s Various Effects
Aditi Panda explores how Covid-19 changed our lifestyles, attitude and health too.
Book Review: Trail of Love and Longings
Book Review: Trail of Love and Longings
In Trail of Love and Longings, a collection of short stories, Amita Ray presents the diverse, riveting trajectory of the emotions of her protagonists — each short story...
Stories of Resilience by Ramendra Kumar
Stories of Resilience – A Review
Radha Srinivasa Murthy and R. Srinivasa Murthy, two eminent professionals working in the area of child rights and mental health review Ramendra Kumar's book Stories of Resilience....
A Visit to a Horse Farm
A Visit to a Horse Farm
Agneya gets a chance to visit a horse farm in upstate New York in Ellicottville. He gets a close look at how the horses are fed, exercised, trained and cared for. Let's go...
Frontispiece of 1st edition of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe from 1719. The artist who created the image is unknown but the engravers are "Clark & Pine", eg. John Clark and John Pine (Pic: Wikipedia)
 ‘An Error of Judgment’ Perpetrated by the Creator and his Creation
The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe has not emerged popular merely, because of its roller coaster rides and suspenseful life story but because underneath...
Selective Memory
Selective Memory
Nowadays many of us are afflicted with selective forgetfulness. We forget things easily, and have to make an effort to recall. And when we find someone who is similarly forgetful,...
Mélange of Mavericks and Mutants Review: A Medley of Humour, Wit and Satire
Mélange of Mavericks and Mutants Review: A Medley of Humour, Wit and Satire
"Amidst the humour, what really strikes me as extraordinary is how well both Santosh Bakaya and Ramendra Kumar have captured the nuances of the society we are a part of,"...
A Melodious Escape
A Melodious Escape
Cliff Richard pops up in Santosh Bakaya's dreams with his summer holiday plans to bring her a happy and musical escape from the mundane. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season...
Serenity - Watercolour Paintings
Serenity – Watercolour Paintings
Watercolour fascinates Adrisha who dreams of becoming a painter when she grows up. Now thirteen, Adrisha has brought to life beautiful and serene landscapes and houses nestled...
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
A warm, affectionate hug from a puppy is so pure and genuine, it can make the grumpiest face smile. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season 2 with your hot cuppa and cookies....
The Little Battles
The Little Battles
Life is full of little battles, a few with reason, most without. And no, they are not restricted to humans. Santosh Bakaya stumbles upon a few. Enjoy Morning Meanderings...
Adaptations from Tagore: Two Love Poems, and a Song of Saudade
Adaptations from Tagore: Two Love Poems, and a Song of Saudade
Jumelia pens 3 poems as adaptations of some of her favourite lines from Rabindranath Tagore's poetry.
A Slice of Sublime
A Slice of Sublime
Ramendra Kumar is an ardent 'guppy' lover. Fascinated by 777 Charlie, the newly released Kannada film starring Rakshit Shetty and Charlie, Ramen pens a sweet review.
Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) (Pic courtesy: 	Richard Munckton / Wikimedia CC BY 2.0)
If I Were at Downtown Abbey
Downtown Abbey's intoxicating luxuriant lifestyle, the mouthwatering cuisine, the hunting and the liveried butlers has Santosh Bakaya so solidly hooked that she starts imagining...
3 Poems - Powerless, Our Universe and Death
3 Poems – Powerless, Our Universe and Death
The Symphony of My Words is a collection of poems by Krishti Khandelwal, a 12-year-old little girl who started playing with ink, emotions, words and imaginations in the lockdown....
Main Dekhoon To Sahi Duniya Tumhe Kaise Sataati Hai
Main Dekhoon To Sahi Duniya Tumhe Kaise Sataati Hai
Tum apna ranj-o-gham is a song that breaks the mould, creating a defining moment in the portrayal of women in our films. Shirish Waghmode explores the immortal song written...
Songs of My Life: Meri Bhains Ko Danda Kyun Maara
Songs of My Life: Meri Bhains Ko Danda Kyun Maara
Some songs stay on with us as golden memories of childhood. Rachna Rajesh recalls the madcap song Meri bhains ko danda kyun maara and how it resonated with her early schooling...
The Storm
The Storm
The storm comes in all its fury, leaving in its wake destruction and chaos. And then, when it passes over, we realize the value of peace, serenity and light even more. Enjoy...
Three Poems — On Autism, Memories and Spring
Three Poems — On Autism, Memories and Spring
Three wistful poems - on autism, memories and spring, written by Lopamudra Banerjee during the National Poetry Writing Month or NAPOWRIMO 2022.
The Kachori Jog
The Kachori Jog
Scrumptious kachoris after a huffing-puffing jogging session are the best way to get back those precious calories you lost. Unless it becomes monkey business. :D Enjoy...
Lata Ji: Making An Everyday Difference to My Life
Lata Ji: Making An Everyday Difference to My Life
Srinjoy Banerjee reminiscences about how Lata Mangeshkar's music became a guiding factor in every step of his life, right from his toddler days.
Woods in Water Colour
Woods in Water Colour
Painting with water colours is one of the fiturs of Rachna Rajesh. A fitur typically does not last more than a year for her but even in that span of time, she manages to create...
The Trespasser
The Trespasser
Rescuing hapless souls from distress comes naturally to some. Santosh Bakaya is one such warrior who has her hands full saving her family from trespassing reptiles. Enjoy...
The Real Rumour
The Real Rumour
Rumours about rumour-mongers can be befuddling. Santosh Bakaya bumps into a sunbeam only to realise she isn't what she is rumoured to be. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season...
The Silent Whistleblower    
The Silent Whistleblower    
Siphoning of funds and money laundering are common in the dark, murky world of financial irregularities. However, once in a while, a silent whistleblower rises who blows the...
Songs of My Life - Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara
Songs of My Life – Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara
There are songs we love. And then there are songs that impact. And then there are songs that stay on as an integral part of life and memories that we love to revisit time...
The Bike Conquest
The Bike Conquest
Never give up is the motto of winners. And you can find examples around you, if you choose to see. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season 2 with your hot cuppa and cookies....
Malady of the Modern Man
Malady of the Modern Man
Thomas Stearns Eliot (TS Eliot) captures the inhabitants of a deaf and blind world, who seem to suffer from confusion and contradictions. The stage of this bankrupt world...
The Anywhere Nap
The Anywhere Nap
Happy are those who are able to take a nap, anywhere, and on the other side of life, you have people with the plushest of bedrooms, grappling with insomnia and stress, desperately...
What did the Blackbird Say?
What did the Blackbird Say?
A cute poem for children about a blackbird that sings a song of hope and a brighter future.
Tasveer Teri Dil Mera Behla Na Sakegi
Tasveer Teri Dil Mera Behla Na Sakegi
Shirish Waghmode analyses the romance and beauty of the famous ghazal Tasveer teri dil mera behla na sakegi, written by Faiyyaz Hashmi, composed by Kamal Dasgupta and sung...

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Christmas is not a day, but a state of mind. Peace, Goodwill and Humanity unfurls the real spirit of Christmas