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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 ...
to enjoy, ponder, wonder & relish!
 

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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...
The Quaint Village
The Quaint Village
Akash Nag, the talented Std IV student from Kolkata loves to draw his dreams when he is in the mood. LnC presents Akash's ideas of a quaint village.
Dr Santosh Bakaya at the TEDx Talks
Writer’s Block – Myth or Not: Santosh Bakaya’s TEDx Talks
What exactly is 'WRITER'S BLOCK' and how can you overcome the syndrome killing your creative output? Dr. Santosh Bakaya, author of the bestselling 'Ballad of Bapu' addresses...
Prof Achyut Samanta and Ramendra Kumar on Rourkella TV
Prof. Achyuta Samanta: The Messiah of the Marginalised 
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Odisha, has been working relentlessly...
Mother Courageous
Mother Courageous
A heart touching story of an indomitable mother who suffers the biggest losses and courageously stands up again to find her life force in children.
Tagore and the Hills
Tagore and the Hills
A brief personal story about a young writer's school memories of Bengal's illustrious poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Accompanied by a sketch of Tagore drawn...
Woman Scream International Poetry & Arts Festival 2018 at Presidency
Woman Scream International Poetry & Arts Festival 2018 at Presidency
LnC features Woman Scream 2018 Poetry and Arts Festival in Presidency University, Kolkata which has been celebrated in the city by Rhythm Divine Poets. The movement had first...
पेंन्टिंग! by Gulzar: A Translation and Transcreation
पेंन्टिंग! by Gulzar: A Translation and Transcreation
Painting is a beautiful poem by legendary poet-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar. Sunita Singh and Dr Ampat Koshy present a translation and transcreation of this visually evocative...
Tyger Tyger
Tyger Tyger
What matters is the soul and spirit of the "Tyger" and not its brawn, to Blake. An indepth study of the iconic poem by Dr AV Koshy.
Sunsets on Water
Sunsets on Water
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~ Mahatma Gandh
Squeezed Light
Squeezed Light
A hard-hitting poem about rebellion, revolution and the one of the bitter ironies of human life in the post-modern context.
Solitary Moments - Water Colours on Canvas Paper
Solitary Moments – Water Colours on Canvas Paper
Beautiful moments of solitude - alone in the rain, alone in the star-filled night. Captured with water colours on canvas paper by law student Pratishtha Majumdar. She enjoys...
Learning to cope to stay afloat
Dual State
A poignant poem dedicated to the lives of the individuals affected with bipolar disorder.
Krishna in Vrindavan - Acrylic on Canvas
Krishna in Vrindavan – Acrylic on Canvas
Talented artist Paridhi, a student of Std IX, brings to life Krishna playing the flute among his mesmerized cows in Vrindavan with acrylic on canvas.
Allowing me to be a true partner in your life’s journey
Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada: English Translation Part V & VI
‘Chitrangada’, a dance drama composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1892, is based on the love life of Manipur’s princess Chitrangada and Arjun, the third...
Miles App: Delivery on Demand Freight App for Texas
Miles App: Delivery on Demand Freight App for Texas
Miles App Review discusses user-interface, functionality, performance, security, app recommendations and more. Miles App is compatible with Android, iOS.
A scorching romance, a run-away marriage
It was truly a baptism by fire
Buddies Best
To celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on March 26th, Ramendra Kumar takes to verse to revisit the enriching journey of love he has shared with his soulmate and life...
Book of the Month: Cloudburst The Womanly Deluge
Book of the Month: Cloudburst The Womanly Deluge
In the month of March, which is the Women's History Month, Learning and Creativity brings to you our book of the month, 'Cloudburst: The Womanly Deluge',...
Every star that twinkles makes me feel like you're watching me
Dau Saheb
A heartfelt wistful reminiscence of her Grandpa by 20-year-old Arshita.
Nuances of Human Emotions: Two Poems
Nuances of Human Emotions: Two Poems
Human emotions are multilayered and their nuances are the most intriguing when manifested in the form of poetry. Two poems by Sonali Majumdar, depicting those myriad nuances....
the girl with blue eyes
Love, Scynthia
Author Ramendra Kumar had conducted a workshop on creative writing for students of Indian Institute of Mass Communications (IIMC) Dhenkanal. Learning and Creativity presents...
How she is, how her nature is, why is she such an enigma.

I have heard tales of her tenderness, which makes her a woman.

I have heard tales of her valor, which makes her a man.
Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada: English Translation Part IV
‘Chitrangada’, a dance drama composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1892, is based on the love life of Manipur’s princess Chitrangada and Arjun, the third...
The Myriad Visages of a Woman
The Myriad Visages of a Woman
Brilliant artworks by Joyita Basak, a Kolkata-based blogger and artist to commemorate the Women’s History Month in March. Along with a short poem and a note for the Women's...
Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada: English Translation Part III
Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada: English Translation Part III
‘Chitrangada’, a dance drama by Rabindranath Tagore in 1892, is based on the love life of Manipur’s princess Chitrangada and Arjun, the third Pandava of the epic Mahabharata....

Today’s Motivation

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; he has got clarity of thoughts.
The man of benevolence never worries; he does not expect anything in return.
The man of courage is never afraid; he accepts challenges without fear.
The man of wisdom is never of two minds; he has got clarity of thoughts. The man of benevolence never worries; he does not expect anything in return. The man of courage is never afraid; he accepts challenges without fear.