Archive April 2018

TRAVELLING THROUGH TADOBA

TRAVELLING THROUGH TADOBA

Text by Saon Bhattacharya | Photographs by Dwaipayan Bhattacharya Picture a fawn-shaded, summer landscape from Central India. Now imagine a sharply contrasting mahua tree, with its crimson leaf clusters, mothering a myriad group of wildlife. As a regal black shouldered kite perches on the top branch, a tree shrew scuttles down its trunk to the seclusion of a neighbouring jamun tree. On its way down, the shrew meets a family of langur monkeys feasting on

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Unexplored Parts of Being YOU

Unexplored Parts of Being YOU

Haha !! Wish I could sing loud enough that my ear drums fail to listen to anything else other than the flames of desire that burn inside. When all you could do is laugh at some situations and be happy that few experiences were worth having and worth the ride. Has it ever happened that you see yourself living life as if you are here right now, and then not there the next moment. Sometimes

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Cross that bridge

Cross that bridge Cross that bridge, with heavy steps The feet may hurt but you must be best The angry currents below threaten to rise The moment has come for skies to cry The skies will cry but you must stride Bury the pain, the anguish within They may burst, the walls of the abyss may thin Keep it locked and break the shackles The angst and the grief grapple in the battle The despair

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NAGALOCHANA – 2

NAGALOCHANA – 2

NAGALOCHANA Author K S Nagabhushana recorded dedication of the volume in Kannada language as follows: ಅರ್ಪಣೆ ಜನ್ಮವಿತ್ತವರಿಗೆ ಜತೆ ಬಾಳಿದವರಿಗೆ ಜಗದ ಶಕ್ತಿಗೆ – ಕೆ. ಎಸ್. ನಾಗಭೂಷಣ Its English version is as follows: Dedication Are we grateful to everything we come across on earth – movable and immovable lives, machines, natural and artificial substances, teaching us important lessons in life – which are contemporary to our existence? Gratitude alone can make us successful, enable us to be happy

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Grandma’s Tales: From Steam Buses To Volvos, It’s Been Quite A Journey

Grandma’s Tales: From Steam Buses To Volvos, It’s Been Quite A Journey

Conversation is quite the key to a lot of interesting knowledge, and that’s something that I often savour during conversations with my grandmother. She’s part of a generation that has lived in the pre-Independence days of India right up to today’s world of Virtual Reality. The trigger to this blog post was a conversation we had some time ago while driving down a national highway. Plush air-conditioned buses, seats located high above the ground practically

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Footprints of Humanity

Footprints of Humanity

It was late at night – for me anyway. My sleep time stands at around 10-1030; it must have been around that time. I switched off the lights, and was in the Balcony outside my French windows. The Saptarshi Contstellation is visible just outside my bedroom window – from the balcony. As is my habit, I looked up at the Saptarshi; only this time, there was one difference. My eyes were in 2018, but my

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Bullets Still Hurt at Jallianwala Bagh

Bullets Still Hurt at Jallianwala Bagh

It’s one to read about battles in history books; it’s another dimension to stand on the battleground long after it is over and yet feel the war. Tears prick the eyes, hair stands electrified on goosebumps as one can still hear the screams of those innocent protestors who were killed indiscriminately by General Dyre and his men. A gentle touch over the holes that the bullets bore through thick brick walls suddenly ignites a flame

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Travel Diaries- North Sikkim

Travel Diaries- North Sikkim

Sikkim, the wonderland!  I used to dream of visiting the north- eastern states of India and Lo! I got the opportunity in March 2018 after exams of my son got over.  The trip was not planned except that a desire to visit Assam was in our hearts.  As the flight took off to Bhubaneswar where we had to attend a family function, the thread ceremony of the son of my very close friend Ritu, my

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The Quagmire that engulfs my country

The Quagmire that engulfs my country The Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has put India at rank 76 out of 168 countries in its latest Corruption Perception Index. What does this indicate? That, despite having abundance resources, we as a country have misused them to our own debacle. Corruption has become a pervasive aspect of Indian way of life. It is a termite that has seeped into possibly everything that can touch an Indian’s

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WAR

Oh dear war! Why are you so? Whore Anger Roar You make us scare Raze with despair. You not so, I know Enveloped over peace So ferocious is your clatter Please change to better. Such destruction, such great losses Why not for once reason? Dear, be Winning All Rationally Then metamorphosed to loyalty! By – Mrs. Bharul R. Chhatbar

Anxiety to Exciting Trip – A Personal Experience

Can you see this old man and imagine how he feels? He is full of fear and anxiety with the thought of flying in the air. Reasons: Could be scared of death Doesn’t Fly Often (Anxiety) Has to pay for the extra ticket (I am just kidding) I am writing here about my personal travel experience that I had, when I visited Bengaluru on a 3-day trip. I had to visit the Silicon Valley, for

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HONESTY IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

HONESTY IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  The last couple of years I have been actively engaging myself with meeting strangers, making friends with them and speaking to them.  I speak  about what is the one thing that they really care about and that is most important to them.  The one most important aspect of life that they say is important to them is a unit that they call FAMILY. I get them to share their daily and weekly schedules with

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An Angel Of Love

      An Angel Of Love   The pain continued profusely for hours, her abdomen spelled in  fancy acrobatic powers drops of anxiety on her bothered brow to test… OH! Woman, when shall thy share of agony rest?   Thoughts in wrinkles, body out of shape fitless and hanging in every possible drape. The mounting turmoil chooses to fang The craving, the hormones, the guilt pang!   “How and why did I give in To the

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NAGALOCHANA

NAGALOCHANA

Blog-1 Introduction Great feeling to commence translation of the subject (literary rich Kannada poetry) volume NAGALOCHANA to prose in English. This is first out of the 40 blogs (bearing size of around 1000 words each), trying to provide introduction to the unique content comprising 5-lined verses (Hindu meaning Pancha Padi), 234 numbers in all. Out of the 234, 155 verses spontaneously depict the magnanimity and inimitable beauty of the nature, its reaction against the destructive

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Dooriyaan ya nazdeekiyan?

Mere zindagi mein tumhaara aana Aake usey noorani banana mehz ittefaq nahi Taqdeer ka yeh kaisa mazaak thha Hamaare jazbaat reh gayi ankahee Tumhe na paakar bhi, main ne tumhe apne kareeb paaya Jaise tum jism ho aur mein tumhaari saaya Lafzon se zaahir nahi karte hum dil ki baat Hamaare beech ki khamoshi hi vyakth kare hamare jazbaat Kaanton ki chubhan hume meethi lagey Phoolon ki mehak hume pheeki lagey Hamaare beech ki dooriyan

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Relationships and Trifles of Time

Relationships and Trifles of Time

She opened her bleary eyes when the cat, all seven pounds of squirming flesh, climbed on to her belly.  Squinting into the sunlight streaming in from the open window, she discovered that she was now the weary professor of a pounding headache, and at some point, had managed to lose the both a tooth and a spouse. Bala, the cat is Meera’s only companion now.  Meera pours out all her love when Bala makes it

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The Joy of Solo

  Ella Maillart had once said – “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” I truly believe that every soul has a purpose to accomplish in this lifetime. And it is vital to awaken to that purpose to bring meaning and fulfillment to our lives. I have found my purpose in travelling. Travel to unravel my own unknown core. My soul

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Should History affect the present and future of India?

Should History affect the present and future of India?

“Study the past if you would define the future”  – Confucius Recently, I saw a Ted Talk, delivered by Michelin Star Indian chef Vikas Khanna where, he shared an inspiring story. In the year 1893, in South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi was asked to disembark from a first-class coach even though he had a valid ticket because he was not “white”. The bias which he faced that day ignited a spark in him, changed his belief,

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Dance like a Dervish…

Dance like a Dervish…

  “When I am silent, I fall into that place where everything is music. Jalalad-DīnMohammadRumi   dance with fervor  dance like a dervish,    enjoy the mystique  unravel the mystery,   seek the moor,  anchor your ship,   feel the emptiness of a gushing wind, feel the gentle caress of the Zephyr,     seek the treasure trove of  love,  seek the inner divine    dance with fervor  dance like a dervish   -Anonymous  My first

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Do you hear them??

Do you hear them??

  The day started with the bright sunlight and a romantic long drive to one of the hill stations. I always admire my beloved for taking care of my happiness and my comfort. I like it when both of us travel and talk about anything that comes to our mind. I like the way he thinks, just like a protagonist of any of my stories, with a direct approach to resolving any issue – always

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Types of competition market

Price determination under different market forms:   For our daily use we buy commodity or service, like automobile, telecommunication, and grocery, or education, hospital survice. Anyone know how the price fixed for this type of product? Ok in economy we will see 4 type of market. Perfect competition market Monopoly market Monopolistic market Oligopoly market Let us discuses one by one Perfect competition market (PCM): PCM is a market where there are many buyer and

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Corruption Belief Busted!

Corruption Belief Busted!

While growing up, I was always told not to give in to corruption. As a child, I never knew what exactly corruption was. Therefore, grew up believing governments, and ALL government officials are corrupt. The belief was so strong that I dreaded interacting with government officials thinking that they will either fleece my money or they will not help. I don’t exactly remember how this belief formed, but I remember people around me saying things

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CURBING CORRUPTION – BEGINS AT HOME !

CORRUPTION – BEGIN AT HOME ! Have you heard the popular Kannada slogan ” Swalpa adjust maadukolli !!” This saying which means “ kindly adjust a little ” was created with an intent  to convey ”take it light and move on” to help us forgive small mistakes so that we all co-exist peacefully. This is the very essence of INDIA-to live and let live in peace! But are we to apply it to the rising

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The Journey of Twinkling Eyes

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty,charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. The world is full of bane but its our eyes which let us see the boon in the world. Just like how joy is source of our smiles our eyes are the source of truth which is hidden into the depth of

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Commission, termination and discussion…

Commission, termination and discussion…

  BY Arbind Kumar #1 Farmer dies at the altar of commission- It is quite usual in the house; all members are engage in their own work. But the head of the family Ram Babu is burdened with the responsibilities of setting the account of kitchen, educating three children etc. The real income comes from five acre ancestral land at the periphery of the village. He is a proclaimed farmer. He uses to get two

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Meet the Tiger

Meet the Tiger

The morning heat started dissipating the night-time cool, in the deepest of dense part of Tadoba tiger sanctuary. Almost in the center of the Indian sub-continent, the reserve had steadily gained in popularity in recent years with the stable growth in tiger numbers. The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, as it was officially called, has mainly teak and bamboo family dry deciduous trees and in conjunction with shrubbery and grass, the green cover occupied almost ninety

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CORRUPTION a necessary Evil – Does Bribe exist in Your Life ??

CORRUPTION a necessary Evil – Does Bribe exist in Your Life ??

CORRUPTION a necessary Evil – Bribery Bribery ! Have u heard this word ringing in your mind! Does it resonate with u ?Your answer must be “No “ but most of the us are in and around this all the time directly or indirectly ! It starts from our birth and continues in this kalyug till our ends ! Haven’t u heard the words and sentences ..Sounds similar almost : “God if u bless me

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