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River and Woman

River and Woman

An unobstructed river has two options- to maintain her carefree flow, act benevolently for those on her banks and then merge happily with ocean, losing her identity, becoming one with sea, exchanging its sweetness for the salty existence of the ocean. Or, to be divided into numerous channels, some of […]

by May 28, 2010 Articles

Poor Squirrel

A squirrel came into the house I mistook her as a mouse. But a mouse would not venture in day And, her long tail gave her away. She was running at frantic speed I was afraid to eat or sleep. She wagged her tail & chirped aloud Making all kinds […]

by May 27, 2010 Poetry

My Corner Window

I have a book in my hand But dont seem to comprehend. So, I look out of window And discover grass and meadow. They are not supposed to be here It is summer, how they dare. They grow so profusely Standing against all odds Have they forgotten The law of […]

by May 22, 2010 Poetry

I Wish I Had Wings

I wish I had wings Could fly high in sky Feel the clouds and Say Earth Goodbye. It  must be calming To watch from such height Near the stars Must everything be bright. For a moment I would Drown all my worries Flying atop hills Must seem heavenly. From far […]

by May 20, 2010 Poetry

Cow

She is white, the color of milk Her skin is soft, just like silk. She wanders here and there Looking for grass everywhere. But the grass is dry, water is scarce Leaving her thirsty and scared. While she walks even longer Looking for food, crying with hunger. A man rushes […]

by May 17, 2010 Poetry

Summer

Hot Summer days are here again Taps are dry yet again Electricity goes off often Leaving one to wonder Is this the start of sweat again? Are hot Summer days here again? Buses are packed People are flocked They smell like sardine And sweat with disdain Its tough to endure […]

by May 16, 2010 Poetry

The Accursed House by Emile Gaboriau

Emile Gabriau is a French writer who has beautifully described the paradoxes of this world in his story ”The Accursed House’. It is really difficult to understand the working of human mind. If someone charges his customers extra money, people would doubt him, but, still forgive him for succumbing to […]

by May 16, 2010 Review

Dark Afternoons by Bani Basu

‘Dark Afternoons’ is English translation by Nandini Guha of Bani Basu’s Bangla novel Kharap Chele (The Fallen Man) . The novel explores  relationships in an entirely new setup. A traditional Bengali household is shaken by its chance encounter with the dark recesses of Kolkata red light zone – Sonagacchi. The […]

by May 9, 2010 Review