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Poetry: Revisiting An Old Home
Poetry: Revisiting An Old Home
A poetic dedication to homecoming.
Those Songs Were Made from the Soul: A Musical Cab Ride
Those Songs Were Made from the Soul: A Musical Cab Ride
A cab ride on a wintry morning left me smiling at the cab driver's passion for music and his deep understanding of the essence of "music made from the soul".
Ramen with the professors & students of the University. (R) Dilemma and Other Stories in Sinhala translation
Ramendra Kumar’s ‘Dilemma and Other Stories’ Gets a Sinhala Avatar
The Sinhala translation of Ramendra Kumar’s book ‘Dilemma and Other Stories’ was recently released in Colombo. This is the writer’s 4th book in Sinhala.
Fading Languages
Fading Languages
A poignant poem by Kabir Deb about the romance and the almost forgotten art of writing letters, that too, when exchanged between lovers.
For Him
For Him
A sublime poem by Geethanjali Dilip, International Reuel Prize Winner 2017 for poetry, commemorating on the sacrifice and unconditioned love of Jesus.
Vikas quietly moved his queen two steps and said very calmly - "Check and Mate."
Check and Mate
A touching story by Ramendra Kumar about a disabled boy's struggle to become the champion in his chosen sport. A Christmas Special story from Learning and Creativity.
Leaves in ink
Pencil and Ink Sketches by Paridhi
Budding artist Paridhi Bharadwaj (Std VIII student) loves to create sketches that capture the beauty of nature and people in various moods.
When a Jilted Heart Revolves to Rise
When a Jilted Heart Revolves to Rise
A lyrical poem by UGC junior research fellow Sourav Paul.
The book launch of Echoes
Echoes – Unwrapping Myriad Life Experiences: In Conversation with Poet-Author Mallika Bhaumik
Poet, author of 'Echoes', Mallika Bhaumik talks to deputy editor of L&C, Lopa Banerjee about her recently released book, about literature and about Kolkata, her city and inspiration....
Save the Earth and her Children: Posters by Paridhi
Save the Earth and her Children: Posters by Paridhi
Budding artist Paridhi Bharadwaj loves to create posters that raise awareness about how to deal with problems facing our planet and our children.
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Books We Recommend
Learning and Creativity and our imprint The Blue Pencil recommend books from various genres for our readers. These are books we have read and enjoyed. We are absolutely certain...
India Diary - Poetic Musings
India Diary – Poetic Musings
A bunch of short poetic musings about the poet's homeland, India. Rudrodip Majumdar, a PhD in Nuclear Engineering is an avid blogger and poet.
A Tribute to My First English Mentor: Manik Chatterjee Sir
A Tribute to My First English Mentor: Manik Chatterjee Sir
Lopa Banerjee, deputy editor of L&C pays a humble homage to her first teacher of English during her school days, Manik Chatterjee sir who passed away on September 29, 2017....
Who has ever heard of a canine being affected by nazar
Kissa Gutli Ka
Ramendra Kumar recalls how their third child Aryan who is a ‘guppy’ – a grown up puppy, went through a harrowing time and sent the family into a spin.
Vaijayantee Bhattacharya at the book launch in Kolkata
Mosaic Vision is a Kaleidoscopic View of Life: In Conversation with Poet Vaijayantee Bhattacharya
Learning and Creativity Magazine brings you an exclusive interview with Bahrain-based poet, editor and blogger Vaijayantee Bhattacharya about her debut collection...
Saheli Mitra (L) and Santosh Bakaya
Kolkata Diaries (2): Launch of Darkness There But Something More and Let The Night Sing
Renowned author Santosh Bakaya pens her many hued musings on Kolkata, the city that never fails to charm her. Visiting Kolkata in the sultry July heat for the launch of two...
Ramendra Kumar with a young reader of Against All Odds
Against All Odds: The Triumph of the Human Spirit – In Conversation with Ramendra Kumar
Against All Odds, the latest book for children by renowned writer Ramendra Kumar, is about three individuals, three obstacles and one passion – Football. Learning...
The Broken Home and Other Stories: Must Read Collection of Translated Tagore Stories
The Broken Home and Other Stories: Must Read Collection of Translated Tagore Stories
A review of Lopamudra Banerjee's recently released book, The Broken Home and Other Stories (Authorspress, 2017), her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's...
Happy Diwali with Handpainted Diyas by Anshula
Happy Diwali with Handpainted Diyas by Anshula
Using pearl colours and craft material (stones and pearls), Anshula, a Std VII student made these handpainted diyas for home and her teachers and friends.
'My Inner Eye Opened and I Learned to Look Within': In Conversation With Renowned Artist Monica Talukdar
‘My Inner Eye Opened and I Learned to Look Within’: In Conversation With Renowned Artist Monica Talukdar
An in-depth interview with acclaimed painter and visionary artist hailing from Uttarakhand, Monica Talukdar, who has recently exhibited her stunning paintings in Hewitt Public...
‘Darkness There But Something More’: Up, Close and Personal With the Two Editors Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopa Banerjee
‘Darkness There But Something More’: Up, Close and Personal With the Two Editors Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopa Banerjee
In conversation with the two prolific authors and editors of the ghost story anthology 'Darkness There But Something More', Dr. Santosh Bakaya and Lopamudra Banerjee. The...
'Dew and Daze' by Ananya Dhawan: A Foreword
‘Dew and Daze’ by Ananya Dhawan: A Foreword
A foreword to Ananya Dhawan's recently released anthology of poems, 'Dew and Daze', available in Amazon Kindle and soon to be available in print.
Monica Talukdar with her installation artwork at ONGC petroleum museum
Featured Artist: Monica Talukdar
Acclaimed as doyenne among Uttarakhand artists, India, veteran artist of repute, Monica Talukdar is exhibiting her works at Dallas, Texas, USA from 1st to 7th October 2017....
Under the Apple Boughs is available on Amazon
The Mesmerising Poetic Compositions in Under the Apple Boughs
"A portrait of the poet carrying all the hues the brush of time has painted over the half wrinkled canvas of her life" is how Perveiz Ali describes Dr Santosh Bakaya's Under...
Ramendra Kumar with his enthusiastic bunch of learners
Bookaroo @ Bengaluru 2017: Books & Bliss with Story Telling!
Award-winning and best-selling children's books author Ramendra Kumar conducted a session based on Against All Odds, his latest book which was recently released,...
Silence can never bring you justice
Hostile Behaviour at Workplace: How to Deal With It
Amarpreet Kaur, Partner at HRhelpdesk.in, speaks on how one should deal with hostile behaviors and why women need to raise their voice against such behaviors.
Let the Night Sing
Let The Night Sing- A Pragmatic Review
"The beautiful, passionate bunch of her poems is a testimony to her intense musings and revelations, a kaleidoscope of all the colours of life, a search of her own self in...
Emotional, Haunting, Thrilling, Intriguing - The Many Shades of Darkness There But Something More (Review Part 1)
Emotional, Haunting, Thrilling, Intriguing – The Many Shades of Darkness There But Something More (Review Part 1)
Subhajit tastes the ecstatic flavours of murk, weird esotery in Darkness There But Something More that give him enough fright to visualize gleaming eyes in darkened...
The Pensive Farmer
Lost in thought
What awaits me this year
Floods or drought?
The Pensive Farmer
Painting in poster colours of a pensive farmer wondering about the fate of his crop - by Anshula who studies in Std VII.
Rungli-Rungliot: Of Mists, Flowers, Himalayas, Children and Servants
Rungli-Rungliot: Of Mists, Flowers, Himalayas, Children and Servants
Rungli-Rungliot (Thus far and No Further) Author: Rumer Godden Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir Publisher: Speaking Tiger Synopsis of the book…. One day while browsing a supplement...
Santosh Bakaya, Subhajit Sanyal and Lopa Banerjee in Kolkata
Kolkata Diaries (1): Launch of Darkness There But Something More and Let The Night Sing
Renowned author Santosh Bakaya, co-editor of Darkness There But Something More pens her many hued musings on Kolkata, the city that never fails to charm her. Visiting Kolkata...
Under the Apple Boughs is available on Amazon
Under the Apple Boughs: As Sharp As Shards Yet Enticing and Heartwarming (Poetry Book Review)
Santosh Bakaya's forte remains dramatic and rhyming and wherever she combines these two, the result is exquisite. A Poetry Book Review by Shabir Ahmad Mir.

Today’s Motivation

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson