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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...
Forever Meera, un‘Cover’: The Art of Cover Design
Forever Meera, un‘Cover’: The Art of Cover Design
Forever Meera is a book of poems by noted author-poet and Silhouette Editor Amitava Nag. Piu Mahapatra unveils how she created the artistic and evocative cover.
Wine-Kissed Poems is a Unique Experiment: In Conversation with Dr Koshy AV
Wine-Kissed Poems is a Unique Experiment: In Conversation with Dr Koshy AV
Wine-kissed Poems, an Amazon bestseller in poetry is the latest poetry chapbook in the repertoire of noted author and poet Dr Koshy AV. In an interview with Lopa Banerjee,...
Durga Idol Made of Scraps: Creativity of a Mother
Durga Idol Made of Scraps: Creativity of a Mother
In the absence of any formal art training, Rekha Dey, a housewife from Kolkata, chose the internet as her teacher, making optimum utilization of it, thus opening herself to...
Trees Uprooted!!
Trees Uprooted!!
PS: True stories can be as Crimson as the one imagined. Trees may not know how and when they may get uprooted. Even the roots deep down and dense know that all it needs is...
The Unforgettable Music of Hemant Kumar
The Unforgettable Music of Hemant Kumar
The Unforgettable Music of Hemant Kumar by Manek Premchand looks in detail at specific areas of Hemant Kumar’s work. Chapters include the journey of his life, from Varanasi...
Between the Wickets
Between the Wickets
The distance between the wickets doesn’t change. It is the pace of the runner that makes the two ends closer or impossible to reach on time, sometimes.
Ba: The Forgotten Mother of the Nation
Ba: The Forgotten Mother of the Nation
Kasturba Gandhi was constantly by Bapu's side in every political activity he undertook – his life partner in every battle from their earliest days. She became his co-worker...
Unuttered!
Unuttered!
I don't remember, ever flying! What do you remember then? Was always with you, part of a tree and green! Doesn't everything have a thought, a feeling, an emotion, wonders...
To All Dads and Their Dancing Girls!!
To All Dads and Their Dancing Girls!!
Not everything in life can be synopsised. Sometimes it is a blessing when we can’t! For the daughter, the father turns life into a theatre, full of music and colour, muses...
How Far is the Island, Baba?
How Far is the Island, Baba?
Most of us have a water body in our memory, be it flowing or still like our life. It shows the time, the faces, even our own reflections. Piu Mahapatra had one which she crossed...
Turn to Art
Turn to Art
As we wrap our heads around the ongoing pandemic, it is only art which has the capacity to heal us.