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English In India: A Brief Analysis

English has become easier for us now, as slowly, but steadily, it has established a bonding with the native Indian languages by inheriting their words, thus making its speakers more comfortable with it. Eventually, it has become a global language or international language as they say it. In this light of the worldwide exposure and use of English, we are to understand the ups and downs it had to face to attain the position it holds today …

A Conversation with Jayanta Mahapatra

At the age of almost 40, poet Jayanta Mahapatra conquered the world with his poetry. A combination of brevity and sharpness that he derived from physics (his subject) and the gift of a strong vocabulary took this poet to places and stages one can only imagine. His poems have been silent protests and an eye-opener for many. Our conversation with the legendary poet’s life, lessons and poetry …

जोखनी की माँ

‘जोखनी की माँ’ दरअसल हमारे घर की ‘आपातकालीन सुविधा’ थी जो हमारी कामवाली बाई के अचानक काम पर न आने से चार बच्चों वाले घर में मची अफ़रातफ़री को कम करने में अम्मी का हाथ बँटा देती थी । वो मुझे और मेरी बहनों को ‘मईयाँ’ कहती थी। …

Rise and Speak – Equality for LGBTQIA

Each and every individual in this world has a sexual orientation irrespective of how he or she is perceived by the society. All people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy and exercise their human rights. Across the globe, there remain many instances where an individual’s sexual orientation or…

UDAIPUR, the city of lakes or the Venice of the east, no tagline will ever be enough to actually define the beauty of this place. It offers numerous places for the visitors to enjoy the feast of nature through naked eyes. One such place of Udaipur is Moti Magri or the Pearl Hill, as it is popularly known as, overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake in the city. Atop the Moti Magri is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap, which has a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favourite horse 'Chetak'. Udaipur is an inspiration to many artists as they love to paint the scenarios live on the canvas. I being an artist, have always enjoyed painting Udaipur live. But this time I thought of doing something creative because there should be no end to creativity. During my recent visit to Moti Magri with one of my friend, Jainil Dixit I stopped at the place where the statue of the hero of Udaipur stands proudly and here was I sketching it the next moment. As it was done I asked my photographer friend to click it in a way that the real statue gets replaced by the handmade piece. And here it is, the final result in front of you all.

Tributes to Maharana Pratap

आज कुम्भलगढ़ और हल्दीघाटी की पुण्य-प्रसूता भूमि का वन्दन करने का दिन है, विशुद्ध ‪#‎भारतीयता‬ के शौर्य, मूल्य एवं आत्माभिमान के हेतु किये गए त्याग और बलिदान पर गौरव करने का दिन है, चित्तौड़ के संघर्ष की चेतना और घास की रोटियों की तपस्या से प्रेरणा लेने का दिन है..