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'River' named 'You'
‘River’ named ‘You’
Alphabets make words....but each alphabet is a word itself.
शुभ्र पांढरया रात्री - Marathi Translation of White Nights (For Fyodor Dostoevsky)
शुभ्र पांढरया रात्री – Marathi Translation of White Nights (For Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Ampat Koshy's poem White Nights translated into Marathi by Gorakhnath Gangane. The poem is from the Amazon Bestseller book Vodka by the Volga: A Duo of Duelling Dulcimers...
the gurgling brook
I Want to Live All Over Again
"The rays of hope rising from the void of the dark" - Anagha Rajesh pens an ode to Nature and its limitless power to evoke in us hope, faith and joy in being alive.
Ivan has Many Dreams
Ivan has Many Dreams
Let's spare synopsis and for a change let's read it without any clue. The last thing that Dream or his twin sister, Nightmare give is a hint of who is going to come tonight....
Let the Flowers Bloom!
Let the Flowers Bloom!
A beautiful garden, a shelter to numerous plants, birds, animals, fishes and insects has only one friend - little Montu. Will he be able to save it from being demolished to...
6 Poems of Soumitra Chatterjee
6 Poems of Soumitra Chatterjee
Silhouette Editor Amitava Nag has translated Soumitra Chatterjee's selected Bengali poems into an English collection Walking through the Mist published this year. This is...
The Red Balcony
The Red Balcony
Like Boisali's tapestry, families are woven together. In the midst of their shared celebration and lonely wait, Diwali comes and leaves quietly.
The Letter to YOU
The Letter to YOU
Like the marbles, memory rolls back and forth, sometimes sideways only to drop in the tunnel of forgetting. Thankfully some letters are never posted and some memories remain...
Forever Meera, un‘Cover’: The Art of Cover Design
Forever Meera, un‘Cover’: The Art of Cover Design
Forever Meera is a book of poems by noted author-poet and Silhouette Editor Amitava Nag. Piu Mahapatra unveils how she created the artistic and evocative cover.
Wine-Kissed Poems is a Unique Experiment: In Conversation with Dr Koshy AV
Wine-Kissed Poems is a Unique Experiment: In Conversation with Dr Koshy AV
Wine-kissed Poems, an Amazon bestseller in poetry is the latest poetry chapbook in the repertoire of noted author and poet Dr Koshy AV. In an interview with Lopa Banerjee,...
Durga Idol Made of Scraps: Creativity of a Mother
Durga Idol Made of Scraps: Creativity of a Mother
In the absence of any formal art training, Rekha Dey, a housewife from Kolkata, chose the internet as her teacher, making optimum utilization of it, thus opening herself to...
Trees Uprooted!!
Trees Uprooted!!
PS: True stories can be as Crimson as the one imagined. Trees may not know how and when they may get uprooted. Even the roots deep down and dense know that all it needs is...
The Unforgettable Music of Hemant Kumar
The Unforgettable Music of Hemant Kumar
The Unforgettable Music of Hemant Kumar by Manek Premchand looks in detail at specific areas of Hemant Kumar’s work. Chapters include the journey of his life, from Varanasi...
Between the Wickets
Between the Wickets
The distance between the wickets doesn’t change. It is the pace of the runner that makes the two ends closer or impossible to reach on time, sometimes.
Ba: The Forgotten Mother of the Nation
Ba: The Forgotten Mother of the Nation
Kasturba Gandhi was constantly by Bapu's side in every political activity he undertook – his life partner in every battle from their earliest days. She became his co-worker...
Unuttered!
Unuttered!
I don't remember, ever flying! What do you remember then? Was always with you, part of a tree and green! Doesn't everything have a thought, a feeling, an emotion, wonders...
To All Dads and Their Dancing Girls!!
To All Dads and Their Dancing Girls!!
Not everything in life can be synopsised. Sometimes it is a blessing when we can’t! For the daughter, the father turns life into a theatre, full of music and colour, muses...
How Far is the Island, Baba?
How Far is the Island, Baba?
Most of us have a water body in our memory, be it flowing or still like our life. It shows the time, the faces, even our own reflections. Piu Mahapatra had one which she crossed...
Turn to Art
Turn to Art
As we wrap our heads around the ongoing pandemic, it is only art which has the capacity to heal us.
Diaries from a Post-Pandemic World
Diaries from a Post-Pandemic World
Thirteen-year-old Nishtha peers into the future to visualize how life in a new university, in a new campus, among new friends will shape up in 2021. Will the post-pandemic...
Wednesday
Wednesday
We choose what to do on Wednesday! Naseeruddin Shah chose to ‘act’ like a ‘Common Man’ one fine ‘Wednesday’. It was one of these Wednesdays almost half a century...
He climbed up the tree getting hold of a hanging root and settled on one of the lower branches of the tree
The Curious Onlooker
One eventful day, Aman ventures on a trek in a dense forest, overlooking the gloomy forecast of heavy downpour and thunderstorms. He gets stranded in the woods by evening...
The Mountain of Moon
The Mountain of Moon
Sometimes, it isn't required to try hard to be a friend. You just wait! Piu Mahapatra rewinds to a childhood train journey and a 'chhoti si mulaqaat'.
For a Smarter & Happier Parenting Experience
For a Smarter & Happier Parenting Experience
Better Parenting for the Children of Tomorrow: Secrets to Ace the Pandemic Times showcases the imperatives of parenting not just in the ‘Here & Now’ but way beyond.
Know Thy Dhoni: Aniket Mishra on His Bestselling Quizbook on MS Dhoni
Know Thy Dhoni: Aniket Mishra on His Bestselling Quizbook on MS Dhoni
Know Thy Dhoni celebrates the playing career and life of one of India's greatest cricketers - Mahendra Singh Dhoni with over Over 400 Questions & Stories. Noted author...
To Sir With Love
To Sir With Love
Today’s Topic - Family!! Define and Draw! Piu Mahapatra pays a loving tribute to her Mastermoshai, on Teacher's Day.
if i took on the world
if i took on the world
A wistful poem about introspections and dreams, of fears and apprehensions, of courage and challenges and a tango with your thoughts.
‘Tal Nabami’
‘Tal Nabami’
The festivals are seasonal just like the fruits. They have a way of getting into our life and each teaches a moral in their own sweet way.
My Unicorn is a Dove: Foreword by Dr. Santosh Bakaya
My Unicorn is a Dove: Foreword by Dr. Santosh Bakaya
'My Unicorn is a Dove' is the debut collection of poems, stories and drawings of Sharanya Banerjee who lives in Texas, USA with her family. Sharanya is almost 10 years old...
Origami
Origami
Not all instructions are to be followed till the end and not all have to be what they thought they will be. Piu Mahapatra writes to herself.
'রজনীগন্ধা' The Tube Roses
‘রজনীগন্ধা’ The Tube Roses
The important moments of our lives are more or less same, irrespective of time.  It was my mother and then me till my daughter is ready, the celebrations of life remain more...

Today’s Motivation

We may see certain things that attract our eyes but we should follow our heart because when we listen to and trust our heart, it is usually right and we are happier as a result.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
Inspirational Quote: Follow your Heart