Arts and Literature

A Truth Of Folly

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace. Bhagavad Gita ————————————- When Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900), a…

Wayside Story

The News Men have always been the ones who are supposedly genetically and psychologically geared for a no-strings-attached sex life. And there’s a reason why ‘getting lucky’ is usually something a guy boasts about in…

A Calcutta Theater Group, Nandikar, is presently staging a drama named ‘Mulya Ferat’. This is a Bengali adaptation of the original play ‘Refund’ (1938) by Hungarian  author, playwright, poet, journalist, and translator Fritz Karinthy (also…

Terracotta Cups of India losing to plastic cups

In India, tea is one great sip of refreshment at home or when on move. If you visit any Indian city, suburb or even village the second shanty shop by the road is a tea…

From Africa With Love

He rushed through the crowd clutching the cellophane jacketed single cut rose. The bill at the florist burnt a little hole in his pocket, Gosh, a flower costs so damn high, he thought, his mind…

So, what’s new?

A lot actually. More than we care to know sometimes. There are so many new things around us that we sometimes fail to grasp the change. World is changing. Inside out. Literally, because every 4…

Water, Antiquity and Humanity

RV VII, 49 1. Ceaselessly they flow from the depths, pure, never sleeping, the Ocean their sponsor, following the channels ordained by the Thunderer. Now may these great divine Waters quicken me! 2. Waters may…

In every house One bird It perches on the apartment With a thousand rooms It’s main room Is unreachable You cannot know it When it goes there.   In the middle of a room Framed…