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Ram Navami-Birth of Maryada Purushottam Ram

It was on the 9th day of Chaitra month that  Lord Rama reincarnated as an avatar of Lord Vishnu. According to the  Hindu calendar, he was born  in Shukla Paksha. This auspicious day  signifies the birth of Maryada Purushottam Rama. This time of the year is also known as Madhumas and is considered very pure. […]

Kartein Shaitaniyaan Dono Ek Jaisi Fir Bhi Kyun?

That night, applying ointment on her milk burnt finger, she kept crooning as the voice echoed in her mind. “Hasn’t your mother taught you anything? Hardly had she touched her fifteen, two months still left, and her life on a standstill with such responsibilities.   In that red saree, with a watery red nose, and […]

Kolkata Diaries – She had all eyes on her…..

She had all eyes on her. Either directly or from the corner. She was tall with hair so curly that even the ivy could grow jealous of. The elderly ladies raised an eyebrow to her sense of dressing while the guys checked her out, smirking. She was one of us yet the crowd secluded her. […]

Wo Gudde Aur Gudiye Ka Khel Aaj Fir Yaad Aya

This morning the impression of, Allah-o-Akbar, Allah-o-Akbar, was heard loud by those ears as she did not sleep that whole night. As for other days even the intensity of jerks, pulls, and boisterous mouths, Could not drag her out of her slumber.   But today, Things seemed different. This manikin imp baptized her. Bismillah-hir-Rahman-nir-rahim, she […]

Kolkata Diaries – A sudden acquaintance of two souls

That evening, the metro was sparsely populated owing to the fact that it was a Saturday when most of the offices were either closed or closed early. I found an empty seat and made myself comfortable. The lady to my right was deeply engrossed in a book. The loud roar of the metro, the sudden […]

Grammar is visual and everything has shape

I came across the term ‘visual grammar’ while surfing the net and came out to an interesting conclusion that ‘everything has shape’. What is visual grammar? Anything around that is symmetrical/ asymmetrical is visual grammar. It is a communication without words. An interesting fact is how we determine and make out the significance of the […]