How comparison of various thoughts enhances knowledge on various ideas

By Sheshu Babu* "True religion is a revolutionary force: it is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice" -- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Many philosophers, writers, thinkers and critics have, over the centuries, handed down a wealth of writings and speeches on life and its existence. From Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, etc., to modern thinkers like Marx, … Continue reading How comparison of various thoughts enhances knowledge on various ideas

Like a spider, Sunil Narine spins his web around his ‘victims’… batsmen

By  Sudhansu  R  Das He hides the ball behind his back till the last moment of his delivery.  Sunil Narine is rightly called a mystery bowler for his line, length, guile and his extraordinary ability to read the flaw in batsman’s footwork. He not only reads the footwork, he reads the batsman’s mind before luring … Continue reading Like a spider, Sunil Narine spins his web around his ‘victims’… batsmen

I have no right to prevent Tom Alter’s rare recording from reaching his admirers

By Ather Farouqui* 29 September 2021 marked the fourth death anniversary of Tom Alter—Thomas Beach Alter—fondly called Tom Saheb by me. Since he had many friends during his lifetime who loved him immensely, this important date does not go unnoticed. This note relates to the recording of his poetry reading in July 2017, his last … Continue reading I have no right to prevent Tom Alter’s rare recording from reaching his admirers

Gandhi was not a nationalist in the narrow parochial sense in which the word is used

By  Firoz  Bakht  Ahmed*  Gandhi, the Mahatama, was truly a citizen of the world though he worked for the freedom of the Indian nation from foreign yoke. Though born in an upper caste, humanity was his religion. He believed that for victory, war was the most blunt weapon and the sharpest one was obviously non-violence. He … Continue reading Gandhi was not a nationalist in the narrow parochial sense in which the word is used

Remembering Maulana Barakatullah on the occasion of Bharat Ki Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

By Prof Abdul Ali* Maulana Barakatullah (1859-1927) was one of the distinguished luminaries of modern India. He was a multidimensional personality and indefatigable freedom fighter. He appeared on the scene of the Indian freedom movement at a time when the Indians in general and the Muslims in particular had become demoralized through their constant persecution … Continue reading Remembering Maulana Barakatullah on the occasion of Bharat Ki Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Bedabrata Pain’s ‘Déjà vu’ and controversy around farmers’ protests

By Rajshekhar Singh* Born on March 27, 1963, Dr Bedabrata Pain is an Indian scientist-turned-film director. He has won National Film Award for Best Debut Film of director for “Chittagong”. All his movie genre mostly focuses on human rights and movements associated with it. Recently he undertook a 10,000 km journey, to Mid-West USA to document the lives of farmers for … Continue reading Bedabrata Pain’s ‘Déjà vu’ and controversy around farmers’ protests

Train of thoughts in Sanjiv Bhatla’s poems moves at an enormous velocity

By Moin Qazi* “The poetry of earth is never dead” - John Keats “Looking Back” is Sanjiv Bhatla’s maiden collection of poems. He has several authoritative and scholarly works on religious and spiritual subjects also to his credit. His poems are equally brilliant and bear out the finer sensibilities in him. His anthology was originally … Continue reading Train of thoughts in Sanjiv Bhatla’s poems moves at an enormous velocity