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Life and Still Life
Life and Still Life
Fifteen-year-old Maimoona creates artwork that comes to life, almost emerging out the canvas. Even a still life looks as if it can be picked up in real.
The Oversized Earring
The Oversized Earring
Some people wear the mask below their chin, some hold it in their hand. And some use their ear as a mask hanger. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season 2 with your hot cuppa...
Food for Thought
Food for Thought
Life is after all, all about hunger. And hunger comes in different forms. Alas, not all sorts of hunger can be satiated. Santosh Bakaya munches on some food for thought for...
Virtual book launch of Chronicles of a Corporate Executive
Chronicles of a Corporate Executive Launched in Prestigious IIMC Webinar
Ramendra Kumar (Ramen)’s latest book Chronicles of a Corporate Executive, which has been No.1 in Amazon's Hot New Releases for more than a week in running was released at...
Dance to Beat the Noise
Dance to Beat the Noise
Joi de vivre is there in every element of nature around us. Ready to make us smile and laugh and burst forth with bountiful energy. A dancing peacock can brighten up an insipid...
The Show Must Go On
The Show Must Go On
Life goes on. The show goes on...the actors come on stage to play their part. Some stay on, some leave, some change. The lights dim and then brighten up again. That's the...
Chronicles of a Corporate Executive: Working of a Corporate Comes to Life
Chronicles of a Corporate Executive: Working of a Corporate Comes to Life
A well-written book with layers that bring to life the working of a corporate. Dr Anjana Maitra reviews Ramendra Kumar's latest book Chronicles of a Corporate Executive, published...
Of Ghosts and Ducklings
Of Ghosts and Ducklings
Ghosts can play cards, ducklings can go to school, pigeons can self-introspect - anything can happen. A morning can be as colourful as you want it to be, just look around...
Lockdown ke Side-effects: The Irresistible Impulse
Lockdown ke Side-effects: The Irresistible Impulse
The lockdown did have a lot of side-effects and none knows this better than those who suddenly found that they had more "weight" to throw than earlier (no pun intended). Binge...
The IPL Quiz Book: It is Exactly Like Watching the IPL Live
The IPL Quiz Book: It is Exactly Like Watching the IPL Live
The kinds of questions asked to give us almost all the information we need about this world-famous tournament, says avid cricket buff Lalit Magazine in his review of The IPL...
Kabuliwala Revisited
Kabuliwala Revisited
The unusual bond of humanity between a little boy and an aged shopkeeper reminds Santosh Bakaya of Rabindranath Tagore's short story Kabuliwala, that was made into unforgettable...
The Fruit of Hard Work
The Fruit of Hard Work
A businessman teaches his lazy son a valuable lesson of life in a way he would never forget. A lovely short story by 10-year-old Anvesha.
Amelia's Tale
Amelia’s Tale
Our budding author Sharanya Banerjee weaves a fantasy story about a girl with magical powers, partly inspired by the Netflix Series, H2O: Just Add Water.
My Poetry
My Poetry
The poem 'My Poetry' is framed by two sections that define what is not connected to poetry and has a poem in the poem that is its main beauty. It won a special prize in the...
Gut Feelings
Gut Feelings
Sharing new hopes, sharing dreams, sharing secrets - sharing comes in many hues and colours. Its your gut feeling that tells you what's going to happen next. Enjoy Morning...
A Love Letter to the Letter
A Love Letter to the Letter
Taken together, these letters also constitute a love letter to the letter. To the postcard, in particular. Also, a love letter to a childhood in a specific city at a particular...
The Unsuspecting Prince
The Unsuspecting Prince
The tadpole that turned into a toad and then got coronated! Santosh Bakaya witnesses a rapid rise to glory that may inspire those who are aspiring for their thrones. Enjoy...
I See the Moon
I See the Moon
A wistful poem about love, life and poetry by Dr Ampat Koshy, and its Polish translation by Anna Maria Stępień.
Eeny Meeny Mynah Moe
Eeny Meeny Mynah Moe
A little mynah, a fallen tree, a tiny sparrow - Santosh Bakaya's morning brightens up with birds chirping, clouds gurgling and the wind going about its business. Enjoy...
The Silver Lining
The Silver Lining
A humble mobile teashop may not be a great business in money terms. But if it makes its customers and owners feel happy about it, it has achieved its objective. A touching...
Ande ka Funda
Ande ka Funda
Santosh Bakaya stumbles on a quick dose of wisdom from a votary of desi eggs. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season 2 with your hot cuppa and cookies. ☕🍪😊
Tribute to My Motherland – India
Tribute to My Motherland – India
Dr. T. Rama pens an inspiring and emotional tribute to the magnificence, glory and ethos of our beautiful country, India.
Of Hope and Faith & Other Poems - A Review
Of Hope and Faith & Other Poems – A Review
Lakshmi Vekatachalam’s poems use simple and colourful words to plumb the depths of felt experiences that range from a deep insight of everyday routine to the realms of desires...
Bookmark Marketing
Bookmark Marketing
"Marketing ke naye funde" - you may have heard this adage before. Santosh Bakaya's doodled bookmarks and ebook bookmark can give you a useful tip or two in marketing. Enjoy...
Gossip
Gossip
Gossip isn't the prerogative of us humans. Santosh Bakaya stumbles into merry gossip times of the avian and bovine communities. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season 2 with...
Lockport Lock 67
How was the Erie Canal Constructed?
The Erie Canal is a historic waterway that had to be dug by hand! Connecting New York City and the Great Lakes, including Lake Erie, it was able to improve shipping in the...
The Makeover
The Makeover
Makeovers don't just happen in TV soaps. A sudden inspiration or a cupid strike can catapult a person to a 'new improved' state. Enjoy Morning Meanderings Season 2 with...
The Railway Platform
The Railway Platform
The railway platform and its waiting room has been a catalyst or location for many a love story and even films. Ramendra Kumar pens a love poem about a rendezvous amid the...
The 'Dejiner' Umbrellas of Hope
The ‘Dejiner’ Umbrellas of Hope
The hotshot designers can take some leaves out of Kanchan's 'dejiner' collection of masks and umbrellas. They are more than just what they look - they bring hope and assurance...
Time Never Comes Back
Time Never Comes Back
Can you turn back the clock and reuse the Time that has gone past? 10 year old Anvesha penned a thoughtful poem on how Time cannot be reused like soap. And created a beautiful...
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...

Today’s Motivation

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The word Culture comes from Latin "cultura amini' which means cultivation of the soul, and thus Jawaharlal Nehru said "Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit"