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The Thirsty Sparrow
The Thirsty Sparrow
Pyaase panchhi neel gagan mein, geet milan ke gaaye sang Mukesh in Pyaase Panchhi exactly 60 years ago in 1961. As I watched my little sparrow hunt around for water, I couldn't...
Song of the Parakeet
Song of the Parakeet
Santosh Bakaya decides to catch some parakeets, not with a net but with her phone. Their songs, their squawks, their chitter-chatter and cackle-cackle makes music. Only you...
Odisha, Through Its Short Stories
Odisha, Through Its Short Stories
Raj Swaroop reviews The Nail and Other Stories by Gaurahari Das and Chasing the Rainbow by Manoj Das - books that offer a glimpse of the beautiful Odisha.
Yeh Dil Maange 'Mor'
Yeh Dil Maange ‘Mor’
Jungle mein mor naacha, kisi ne na dekha - sang Mohd Rafi in Madhumati. But in Santosh Bakaya's world, the lovers of the peacock wait for the many splendoured bird to dance...
Left Behind
Left Behind
Life is full of merry little stories strewn about. You just need to look around and find moments of laughter, love and inpirations. Santosh Bakaya captures those precious...
The pensive Apu
Apu’s Dilemma
Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar, considered a classic of world cinema, has inspired many a creative mind. Soumitra Chatterjee played Apu in the film. Young artist Souryadeep draws...
Mother Daughter
Mother Daughter
It is said 'God cannot be everywhere so he created mother'. Anshula's watercolour painting of the mother helping her daughter study captures a precious moment - a moment of...
Sahab ka Mood Kaisa Hai?
Sahab ka Mood Kaisa Hai?
AK Nanda dips into his rich reservoir of memories to pull out an experience that can serve as a useful tip for any writer. :D
My Clock
My Clock
Nine year old Anvesha loves her clock that wakes her up every morning so much so that she has penned a poem on it.
A Forgotten Civil Surgeon of India: Dr KD Ghose
A Forgotten Civil Surgeon of India: Dr KD Ghose
KD Ghose, the father of Sri Aurobindo Ghose was a benevolent doctor who helped the needy at the cost of the future prospects of his own family and children. Therefore, he...
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!

Today’s Motivation

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Keep the sun shining within your heart and all the darkness of doubt and fear will fade away