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The Power of the Snore
The Power of the Snore
A typical line in mystery stories will be something like, "The scream tore through the stillness of the night." But have we read, "The snore tore through the stillness of...
Freedom
Freedom
There are moments in life when freedom can come to you in one spurt, leaving you free of all doubts, apprehensions, cynicism and misgivings, even if for a split second. Enjoy...
Saare Jahan Se Achchha....
Saare Jahan Se Achchha….
An Independence Day Special Children's story by Ramendra Kumar that explores the richness of diversity, culture, traditions and values India stands for.
Raindrops are falling on my head
The Call of the Rains
The rain has a tremendous ability to bring back a flood of memories, be it a drizzle or a downpour. Elvira Fernandez loves being transported back to her childhood watching...
Simple by Choice
Simple by Choice
Simple by choice is a story that espouses the virtues of simplicity. It highlights how resources can be best utilised for everyone's needs and consider simplicity as a mission...
Blue Elixir
Blue Elixir
Sunidhi Bajaj explores the magical and healing powers of blue in a whimsical poem.
Cruising in a houseboat (Kettuvallam in Malayalam) on the backwaters of Kerala is really a delightful and unforgettable experience.
Kerala: A Series of Vignettes
A tribute to God’s own country, Kerala in short verses, inspired by the memories of our honeymoon almost 14 years back. This series of short poetic vignettes are part of...
A Hole in the Bucket
A Hole in the Bucket
A hole in the bucket is not just about a hole but reflects a whole lot of holes that need to be plugged in life - from potholes to manholes to pocketholes... And there are...
Litterbugs
Litterbugs
The chattering classes love to whine about all that is wrong with the world including garbage pile ups and the next moment add their bit to the increasing waste wealth. Enjoy...
The Roseate Streak
The Roseate Streak
Just like King Dushyant saved Shakuntala from the bee, a daring young man saves Santosh Bakaya from well, not a bee, but a tadpole. And before the tadpole could turn into...
5 Creative Occupations For The Future
5 Creative Occupations For The Future
  Occupations that allow professionals to create and innovate are the wave of the future. The ability of professionals to apply their creativity to solve problems and...
The Pulsating Positivities
The Pulsating Positivities
August is green, and the heart is now a lush garden, where even the frogs and the grasshoppers smile at you, only if you stop to notice their joy. Enjoy Morning Meanderings...
Being Happy Without a Reason
Being Happy Without a Reason
Being happy means different things to different people. The real thing for Santosh Bakaya is to soak into the magic around and breathe in the fragrant air. Enjoy Morning...
All About Imagery
All About Imagery
For those who don't know the kinds of Imagery used in Poetry, that there are more than the known five based on the five senses that you can use, here is a brief kind of rule...
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Humanity in Dirt
The world is fading away and if we don't understand this now then there is no tomorrow. Hope you all get to see humanity lying in the dirt as I did! Its time we pick that...
How online Education is Challenging Traditional Learning Processes
How online Education is Challenging Traditional Learning Processes
Online education is reaching out to the remotest area and fulfilling the dream of realising ‘education’ as a fundamental right. We look at the key merits of online education...
The Ragpickers' Rain Dance
The Ragpickers’ Rain Dance
It rained and rained and they danced and danced, sloshing in the puddles that had soon formed all around them. The Ragpickers Rain Dance lent a sparkle to the morning. Enjoy...
Shaukat Ali
Shaukat Ali
Every one of us carried a typical “Shaukat Ali stamp” on our heads (as per army regulations). Shaukat Ali cast his impressions deeply not only on our heads but also our...
Jaadu ki Jhappi (The Magical Hug)
Jaadu ki Jhappi (The Magical Hug)
A jaadu ki jhappi is enough to wash away the blues of life, if even for a few seconds. A handful of love, a fistful of warmth, a guileless smile, a shoulder to cry on and...
Mehdi Hassan: Touching the Finer Chords of Emotion in Music
Mehdi Hassan: Touching the Finer Chords of Emotion in Music
Mehdi Hassan was a thinking singer. Undaunted with the decline of film music, he used his moorings in classical music and experiences with film composers to develop his music...
The Great Sales ‘Pitch’
The Great Sales ‘Pitch’
“Madam Ji, aapney socha kya, try maarne ke baare mein?" Santosh Bakaya's aspiring milk vendor has been driving an aggressive sales campaign to make her his customer. His...
Rekindled Dreams
Rekindled Dreams
Dreams are touch and go for people who toil with blood and sweat day and night. They can break like fragile glass and the next moment can burn bright again as a newly formed...
Mountain Dreams and The Mountains Tell a Story
Mountain Dreams and The Mountains Tell a Story
Two poems by Anindita Bose, depicting various emotional nuances of humans with mountains in the backdrop.
Howzzzat?
Howzzzat?
Everyone in India is a cricket expert. Team India may have tumbled out of the World Cup 2019 but there has been no slowdown in the postmortem being done by devastated fans....
My Mind Screams!
My Mind Screams!
Summer of 2014 was the time when the strongest man of my life (Biceps measured at 16") looked at me like I were one lost cause but I didn't understand why. After a long night...
Happy Faces
Happy Faces
A bunch of happy faces make the morning brighter. The cheerful camaraderie all around shows the way to a good day. Enjoy Morning Meanderings with a hot cup of tea or coffee...
Romance in the Rain
Romance in the Rain
The rain clouds have put everyone in a romantic mood. Santosh Bakaya wonders at the beauty and romance all around, even on the back of a rumbling truck. Enjoy Morning Meanderings...
Not a Day for Grandparents
Not a Day for Grandparents
Grandparents are the go-to people, the quiet, unassuming support system that works on its own autopilot, untiringly, opening up the blocked channels so that the children can...
A  Pursuit on a Pilgrimage
A Pursuit on a Pilgrimage
Aman had met Sahil by chance in Matheran about six months ago and solved the mystery of a stabbed horse. Fate brings them together again as they embark on a pilgrimage to...
Talking of Love
Talking of Love
And sometimes when the night is slow The wretched and the meek We gather up our hearts and go A thousand kisses deep. Enjoy Morning Meanderings with a hot cup of...
Hobnobbing with Love
Hobnobbing with Love
No one plans to fall in love, it happens like poetry. Well, the writer too happens to fall in love during a visit to an animal shelter. And while the world may think the object...
Humour in Humidity
Humour in Humidity
From disrupted and dislodged plastic bags to ritual circumambulation of the tulsi plant, from walking the dog to a dog and hen collision - a rainy morning wrapped in humidity,...

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Take care of children with sensibility and raise them with love and affection because they are our future generation who will take care of the country tomorrow.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
Take care of children with sensibility and raise them with love and affection because they are our future generation who will take care of the country tomorrow.