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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 ...
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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....
Foreword: 'A New Lease of Life: Stories of Reunion' by Sarmita Dey
Foreword: ‘A New Lease of Life: Stories of Reunion’ by Sarmita Dey
'A New Lease Of Life: Stories of Reunion' is a short story collection penned by Sarmita Dey, a writer based in Mumbai, India. In this foreword to her debut fiction anthology,...
Healing Effects of Dance and Movement Therapy in Autism: In Conversation with Dr. Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Healing Effects of Dance and Movement Therapy in Autism: In Conversation with Dr. Aditi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Aditi Bandyopadhyay, a physician of medicine with a parallel identity as an Odissi dancer and as dance and movement therapy, practitioner, has been actively involved as...
Birds in Moods and Thoughts
Birds in Moods and Thoughts
Birds speak with their eyes, gestures and melodious chirp. TJ Natarajan captures some close up moments of birds to understand their thoughts.
Rabindranath Tagore's Chitrangada: English Translation Part II
Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada: English Translation Part II
‘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....
Proud to be an Indian
Proud to be an Indian
Kirtana Prakash writes an inspiring poem on what makes her feel so proud about her diverse but united country India.
Arjun!! Are you Arjun, the warrior prince? (Pic: Chitrangada in the film Dadar Kirti)
Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada: English Translation (Part I)
‘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....
In the smell of rain
Your Memories
A wistful love poem for Valentine's Day by Ramendra Kumar.
Book of the Month: The Earthen Bowl by Bhuvaneshwari Shivkumar Shankar
Book of the Month: The Earthen Bowl by Bhuvaneshwari Shivkumar Shankar
Note: Learning & Creativity celebrates authors in the ever expansive realm of traditional and indie publishing by featuring a new book every month and sharing...
Blood Clots: A Poem
Blood Clots: A Poem
A poignant, hard-hitting poem on humanity and the perils of a sensitive soul.
Saluting the Tricolor
on Republic Day
Makes my heart swell with pride
And love my country every day
Republic Day: Painting By Preetika
Children have their own way of celebrating Republic Day. Budding artist Preetika picks up her crayons to make a beautiful painting.
My English Language Mentors
My English Language Mentors
Pratima Apte recalls the most influential teachers and mentors who have impacted her English language skills since childhood through youth.
Revisiting An Old Home
Revisiting An Old Home
'Revisiting An Old Home' is Lopa Banerjee's poem dedicated to her maiden home in Barrackpore, India. It is now part of her debut poetry collection 'Let The Night Sing',...
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.

Today’s Motivation

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~ Aristotle
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ~ Aristotle