Greetings from Borderless Journal for all Asian New Years! Click here to read our message along with the video and a translation of a Tagore song written to greet the new year, with lyrics that not only inspire but ask the fledgling to heal mankind from deadly diseases.
A walk through our content and our plans for the future. Click here to read.
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Arundhathi Subramaniam, Jared Carter, Matthew James Friday, Michael R Burch, Aparna Ajith, Jenny Middleton, Rhys Hughes, Jay Nicholls, Achingliu Kamei, Vatsala Radhakeesoon, Ihlwha Choi, Smitha Vishwanath, Sekhar Banerjee, Sumana Roy
Poets, Poetry & Rhys Hughes
Fazal Baloch translates the eminent Balochi poet, Akbar Barakzai. Click here to read.
Aditya Shankar translates a poem by Shylan from Malayalam to English. Click here to read.
To commemorate Tagore’s birth anniversary, we translated five of his songs from Bengali to English. Click here to read, listen and savour.
Rabindranath Tagore’s Ekti Khudro Puraton Golpo (One Small Ancient Tale) from his collection Golpo Guchcho ( literally, a bunch of stories) has been translated by Nishat Atiya. Click here to read.
Musings/Slice of Life
Sohana Manzoor shares the Bengali New Year celebrations in Bangladesh with colourful photographs and interesting history and traditions that mingle beyond the borders. Click here to read.
Ratnottama Sengupta, a well-known senior journalist and film critic lives through her past to make an interesting discovery at the end of recapping about the silk route. Click here to read and find out more.
Mike Smith drifts into nostalgia about mid-twentieth century while exploring a box of old postcards. What are the stories they tell? Click here to read.
John Drew, a retired professor, cogitates over a tapestry of the Ras lila. Click here to read.
Naomi Nair reflects on life infiltrated by technology, by Siri and Alexa with a tinge of humour. Click here to read.
Adventures of a Backpacking Granny
Musings of a Copywriter
Over 150 Authors and Artists from five continents have written on mental illness in an anthology called Through the Looking Glass. Candice Louisa Daquin, a psychotherapist and writer and editor, tells us why this is important for healing. Click here to read.
Meenakshi Malhotra explores the role of masculinity in Nationalism prescribed by Tagore, his neice Sarala Debi, Gandhi and Colonials. Click here to read.
Sohana Manzoor explores the social relevance of a dance drama by Tagore, Natir puja. We carry this to commemorate Tagore’s birth anniversary. Click here to read
Nishi Pulugurtha explores the campus of a famed university with her camera and words and shares with us her experiences. Click here to read.
A short piece by Bhaskar Parichha that makes for a witty comment on the forthcoming Indian elections. Click here to read.
Rakhi Pande gives us a story about a woman and her inner journey embroiled in the vines of money plant. Click here to read.
A sensitive short story by Sohana Manzoor that makes one wonder if neglect and lack of love can be termed as an abuse? Click here to read
Nabanita Sengupta takes us on an adventure on the rickshaw with Raya’s grandfather. Click here to read
Carl Scharwath gives us a story with a strange twist. Click here to read
Livneet Shergill gives us a story in empathy with man and nature. Click here to read
The Literary Fictionist
Candice Louisa Daquin reviews The First Cell and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the last by Azra Raza. Click here to read.
Excerpted from Raising a Humanist: Conscious Parenting in an Increasingly Fragmented World by Manisha Pathak-Shelat and Kiran Vinod Bhatia, the focus is on media and its impact. Click here to read.