And this too shall pass… Click here to read
Songs of Seasons: Translated by Fakrul Alam
Bangla Academy literary award winning translator, Dr Fakrul Alam, translates six seasonal songs of Tagore. Click here to read.
Kazi Nazrul Islam’s fiery essay translated by Sohana Manzoor. Click here to read.
Kazi Nazrul Islam’s poem, Purify my Life, translated by Shahriyer Hossain Shetu. Click here to read.
Waiting for Godot by Akbar Barakzai
Akbar Barakzai’s poem translated by Fazal Baloch. Click here to read.
Aditya Shankar translates a poem by Sujith Kumar. Click here to read.
Tagore’s Diner Sheshe Ghoomer Deshe translated by Mitali Chakravarty with an interpretation in pastels by Sohana Manzoor. Click here to read.
Anasuya Bhar, Scott Thomas Outlar, Saranyan BV, Matthew James Friday, Nitya Mariam John, RJ Kaimal, Jay Nicholls, Tasneem Hossain, Rhys Hughes, Vatsala Radhakeesoon, Ihlwha Choi, Himadri Lahiri, Sunil Sharma, Mike Smith, Jared Carter
Photo-Poetry by Penny & Michael Wilkes. Click here to read.
Poets, Poetry & Rhys Hughes
As a tribute to the 209th anniversary of Edward Lear, Rhys Hughes writes of his famous poem, ‘Owl and the Pussycat’, and writes a funny ending for it rooted in the modern day. Click here to read.
Shobha Nandavar, a physician in Bangalore, depicts the trauma of Covid 19 in India with compassion. Click here to read.
Rituparna Khan gives us a brief vignette from the life of one of the first women doctors in India, Dr Kadambari Ganguly. Click here to read.
Atreyo Chowdhury takes us into the world of unquenchable wanderlust. Click here to read.
Neemboo Ka Achaar or Maa’s Lemon Pickle
A compelling flash fiction by Suyasha Singh hovering around food and a mother’s love. Click here to read.
The Literary Fictionist
In A Lunch Hour Crisis, Sunil Sharma raises humanitarian concerns that though raised in a pandemic-free world, have become more relevant and concerning given our current predicament. Click here to read.
Musings/Slices from Life
Danielle Legault Kurihara, a Quebecker in Japan, writes of differences in rituals. Click here to read.
Why I write?
Basudhara Roy tells us how writing lingers longer than oral communications. Click here to read more.
The Quiet Governance of Instinct
Candice Louisa Daquin, a psychotherapist, talks of the importance of trusting our instincts. Click here to read more.
Musings of a Copywriter
In Nations without Nobel, Devraj Singh Kalsi takes a fresh look at national pride with a soupçon of sarcasm and humour. Click here to read.
Adventures of the Backpacking Granny
In Visit to Rural Baoying, Sybil Pretious travels to spend a night with a local family in rural China in a ‘hundred-year-old home’.Click here to read.
Four Seasons and an Indian Summer
Keith Lyons talks of his experiences of seasons in different places, including Antarctica. Click here to read.
Rabindranath and the Etchings of His Mind
Anasuya Bhar explores the various lives given to a publication through the different edited versions, translations and films, using Tagore as a case study and the work done to provide these online. Click here to read.
Tejas Yadav explores identity from the context Heraclitus, Rumi down to his own. Click here to read.
Can Songs be the Musical Conscience of a Film?
Prithvijeet Sinha uses Gaman (Departure), a Hindi movie around the pain of migrant workers, as a case study to highlight his contention that lyrics and songs convey much in Indian films. Click here to read.
In Manoj Das – The Master Storyteller, Bhaskar Parichha pays a tribute to one of the greatest storytellers from the state of Odisha, India, Manoj Das( 1934-2021). Click here to read.
Excerpted from A Bengali Lady in England (1885): Annotated Translation with Critical Introduction to Krishnabhabini Das’ Englandey Bangamahila by Nabanita Sengupta. Click here to read.
A review of Feisal Alkazi‘s memoir, Enter Stage Right: The Alkazi Padamsee Family Memoir by Rakhi Dalal. Click here to read.
A review of Shakti Ghosal‘s The Chronicler of the Hooghly and Other Stories by Gracy Samjetsabam. Click here to read.
Bhaskar Parichha reviews Raising a Humanist by Manisha Pathak-Shelat‘s and Kiran Vinod Bhatia. Click here to read.
Communication scholars and authors, Manisha Pathak-Shelat and Kiran Vinod Bhatia, discuss how to bring up children in these troubled times, based on their book, Raising a Humanist, which has just been released. Click here to read.
Sonya J Nair of Samyukta Poetry talks about the Samyukta Research Foundation and its affiliates and its festival, Anantha. Click here to read.
Sara’s Selections, May 2021
A selection of young person’s writings from Bookosmia. Click here to read.