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A hand-picked basket of cherries from the world of most talked about books and popular posts on creative literature, reviews and interviews, movies and music, critiques and retrospectives ...
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Chu and Chi
Chu and Chi
What happens when two aliens run out of fuel and land on earth? Chu and Chi find a solution with their human friend in this sweet short story by Sutapa Basu.
Everything is Good
Everything is Good
Tamchi Mingka, a student of Grade VII in Arunachal Pradesh begins his journey into poetry with this cute poem, 'Everything is Good', his first poem ever.
Voices
Voices
A wonderfully evocative poem by Anindita Bose, poet, author of I Know the Truth of a Broken Mirror, depicting the pains and the screams of humanity.
Writing in Cursive, Melancholic Letters
Writing in Cursive, Melancholic Letters
A personal essay/memoir dedicated to my first tryst with writing alphabets, then gradually maturing into words, sentences, letters, love letters et al, which is a part of...
Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman - the Life and Works of SD Burman
Incomparable Sachin Dev Burman – the Life and Works of SD Burman
'Sachin Dev Burman' or 'SD Burman' or 'Burman Dada'... whichever way you take this name, it will spell magic in music! :) Blue Pencil. a venture...
“Aap Phir Kab Aaoge?”
“Aap Phir Kab Aaoge?”
This Children's Day, breaking away from the norm of visiting schools, Ramendra Kumar spent time with the children in an ‘Observation Home’ which is housed inside a prison...
I rise and shine every morning
Smiling wide at the sun :)
I am the Sun's favourite flower
Playing in the breeze is such fun!
Fun in the Sun
The sunflower is the sun's favourite flower. A sunflower painting by Anshula, a student of Std VIII, in poster colours :)
Fairy Tale Country
Fairy Tale Country
A beautiful fantasy of a little girl's dreams that come true because of her golden heart and her love for her ailing naani. Children's Day Special Story by Ramendra Kumar....
Birds on swing
Watch the stars in the sky
Can we reach the moon, they wonder.
Of course, if we try.
Can We Reach the Moon?
Anmol Sharma, a Std IX student, creates a beautiful night scenery of her sitting with her kitty on a swing and watching the night sky with dreams and stars in her eyes.
My Trip to Uttarakhand: Travelogue with Sketches
My Trip to Uttarakhand: Travelogue with Sketches
This is 9-year-old Shubhankar's first travelogue with sketches on his trip to Uttarakhand where he visited Jim Corbett National Park and Nauchikiatal.
My Trip to Switzerland and Paris
My Trip to Switzerland and Paris
Kid's Travelogue: 7 year old Maitreyee Pujari takes you on a beautiful journey through Switzerland and Paris recounting her delightful and fun experiences....
APP REVIEW: Kiindly Cash Back Deals and Coupons
APP REVIEW: Kiindly Cash Back Deals and Coupons
Kiindly app, available only for iOS users, offers some of the highest Cash Back deals and Coupons in the market with up to 80% off in Luxury Deals & Coupons.
Breeze: Straight from the Heart Poems
Breeze: Straight from the Heart Poems
An in-depth and insightful review of International reuel Prize Winning writer, memoirist and poet Satbir Chadha's debut poetry collection 'Breeze', written by renowned author,...
Birds of Different Feathers: Emotion-filled and Alluring Poetry
Birds of Different Feathers: Emotion-filled and Alluring Poetry
An engaging review of Dr. AV Koshy's recent book of poems, 'Birds of Different Feathers' by Sunita Singh.
When Uma Meets Durga On An Ashwin Day
When Uma Meets Durga On An Ashwin Day
On the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya and Navaratri that marks the homecoming of Goddess Durga, Learning and Creativity presents a special picture story by two Dallas-based...
As the clouds are dispersing, I notice that it's a city established on an unfathomable mountain!
The Walk in the Meadow
Ronin recounts the melancholic walk he took in a meadow, experiencing the sounds, silence and magnificence of nature, responding to its beckoning.
Foreword: Woman And Her Muse: Poetry and Memoir
Foreword: Woman And Her Muse: Poetry and Memoir
Lopa Banerjee's new book of poetry and memoir, titled 'Woman And Her Muse' is an artist's journey, leading the readers to a tapestry of emotions, consisting of her...
Realism has an Enchanting Quality I Don't Find in Other Genres: Artist Vinitha Nair
Realism has an Enchanting Quality I Don’t Find in Other Genres: Artist Vinitha Nair
Renowned author Dr Ampat Koshy met Vinitha Nair, an upcoming painter in the realist mould on Facebook and eventually in real life. When he saw her two paintings with which...
In My Skin, I Find Freedom: Sensitive, Hard-hitting, Simple
In My Skin, I Find Freedom: Sensitive, Hard-hitting, Simple
With a minimum of words, Gauri Dixit manages to convey the maximum of meaning. Sensitive, hard-hitting and definitely not high brow, the simplicity of her verse is stunning...
‘In My Skin, I Find Freedom’ - Poems of a Questioning Mind
‘In My Skin, I Find Freedom’ – Poems of a Questioning Mind
In Gauri Dixit's first book of poems, ‘In My Skin, I Find Freedom’, there is a common thread of a skeptical questioning mind. Book review by Sunita Singh.
Are we Soul-less?
Are we Soul-less?
If the world's population 200 years ago was just 1/7th of the current population, where did all these 6 billion new souls come from? Ishika seeks an answer.
Put on Encouraging Glasses to Look at Disability
Put on Encouraging Glasses to Look at Disability
A positive approach of welcoming people with disability as an integral part of the society is required . A change of perception can move mountains.
Silence
Silence
A wistful poem about silence, which is all about an inward journey into one's own self.
Who will Knock on my Door?
Who will Knock on my Door?
A poem of loneliness and desolation, of being lost in the wide expanse of life.
The Wait: A Modern Take on Shakuntala
The Wait: A Modern Take on Shakuntala
The relentless wait of Shakuntala for her lover Dushyant, a mythological tale of love and pining. A modern take by a contemporary poet.
Tales of Transformation: English Translation of Tagore's Chitrangada and Chandalika
Tales of Transformation: English Translation of Tagore’s Chitrangada and Chandalika
Tagore spoke of women's empowerment, about a woman's rightful place, about her power and respect, about how she can turn the course of things in one's life much before these...
Titli
Titli
Drama in real life: A race against time through rough terrain to catch up with a train and reunite a lost girl child with her parents.
Shades of a Woman's Life
Shades of a Woman’s Life
Two pencil sketches that look at a woman's life - in its times of anguish and celebration.
Against All Odds by Ramendra Kumar
Miracles Do Happen: Against All Odds Book Review
As the FIFA World Cup 2018 fever grips football fans across the world, Ramendra Kumar's novel Against All Odds about a school boy Kartik who never gives up on his dream to...
A Skyful of Balloons: An Extract
A Skyful of Balloons: An Extract
A Skyful of Balloons by Santosh Bakaya will make you laugh and cry with the characters, the vicissitudes in their lives will tug at your heartstrings; you will savour...
Parenting tips from Effective Parenting
Parenting: How to Make It Effective (Book Review)
Effective Parenting: A book full of anecdotes, quotes, poems and short stories and what makes it interesting is it comes from a father rather than a mother. A Review...
We can’t burn them because when plastic burns it releases toxic gases.
Making a Difference
On the occasion of World Environment Day which this year has the theme 'Beat Plastic Pollution', Learning and Creativity presents a touching short story by Ramendra...

Today’s Motivation

Restricted patterns of thoughts penetrate our efforts and constrain our existence which stops our development. Phases in our life are like the plateaus (highlands), the steps towards success.  We should not remain on the steps; to progress, we must go beyond them.
Restricted patterns of thoughts penetrate our efforts and constrain our existence which stops our development. Phases in our life are like the plateaus (highlands), the steps towards success. We should not remain on the steps; to progress, we must go beyond them.