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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


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

Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh– the name rang a bell in my head, the moment I saw it written in bold letters on the cover page of The Hungry Tide. Perhaps  Amitabh Bachhan – Indian Cinema’s legendary actor and one of my favourites courtesy Baghban had something to do with it. Anyhow, I […]

by April 30, 2010 Review
Journey of life

Journey of life

Life never fails to amaze you. At every turn, a new opportunity is waiting to be availed of. The moment a door is closed, thousands of windows open, each captivating enough to be entered and explored. Sometimes, you lose hope waiting for the end to engulf you, leading you to […]

by April 24, 2010 Articles


It is a colorful tiny creature Nature marking clear its feature. Drinks nectar, flies every acre Helping flowers to breed better. Up it goes, spreading wings awide Leaving one breathless behind. It is soft silky to touch One cannot say too much. After all its a tiny creature Nature marking […]

by April 23, 2010 Poetry

Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai

Anita Desai is a master of tragedy. She portrays her characters so realistically that you start feeling their pain, their suffering rubs onto you for sometime. Fasting Feasting is one of the earliest books of the author that I read. It moved me emotionally, pricking a needle in one of […]

by April 23, 2010 Review