Lucknow

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By Mehru Jaffer The announcement that the Gomti Express was four hours late that day was followed by a loud chorus, “Oh no, not...

Baje Katha

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Baje Katha - (Trash talks) of the book 'Bichitra Prabhanda'(Miscellaneous Essays) written in 1902. Man is more revealed by his lavish expenditure rather than by...

Choices

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By Mehru jaffer If life is all about making choices then I was exposed to them very early in life. As far back as memory...
Seedling

Ornate

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6. Poem 'Janmadin' (Birthday) from the book 'Nabajatak' (Newborn) written on the seashore resort at Puri (Orissa) on the 79th birthday of the Poet...

A Passion for Spice

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By Priya Tuli Twenty-two years in Indonesia have made Mary Jane Edleson something of an expert on Indonesian spices and cuisine, and given birth to...
Seedling

Grief

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7. Poem No: 18 of the book Sesh Saptak, written in 1935. Translator's note: The following quote from the Poet's essay Dukkha (Sorrow) from his...

A New Page: The Future of Reading

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By Poonam Sagar: Will printed books like audio cassettes and VHS become a thing of the past? EBooks, which are simply books that have been digitized,...

Dance Dance (part II)

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By Nandini Sinha Though the bulk of Indian films have numerous song and dance sequences to ensure their box-office success, the style of dance is...

How To Choose A Fountain Pen

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By Vaibhav Sagar So, you're not happy with your pen, eh? Or perhaps you thought that Parker in the window was the perfect one until...
Seedling

Birodh

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12. Poem 'Birodh' (Strife) of the book 'Bithika' written at Santiniketan in 1935. Translator's note: The Poet does not long for a Utopia, but considers...