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“Once upon a time in a country called India…” She paused and rubbed her severely wrinkled forehead. The children sat around her patiently. Everyone knew you couldn’t rush a story out of Dadi. 1,281 more words

Vayavya Issue 10: Monsoon

Vayavya is an online magazine out of the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. Their latest issue includes a couple of my poems. More Duke Ellington stuff and a quite flippant little poem about getting ready to leave the house. 78 more words

An afterthought

I wrote my last blogpost late Sunday night. When I woke up the next morning there was a niggling feeling of having missed something. When I had appreciated the action of Udi Segal, the Israeli boy who had refused to join the Army on principle, had I inadvertently belittled the youngsters that do join the Armed Forces? 239 more words

General

Vande mataram - a bouquet of haiku!

Vandemataram is not a slogan to be chanted, it was uttered by some of the most beautiful lips of this country to express their love for India. 25 more words

Sharmishtha (trisha) Basu.

As I celebrate Indian Independence Day in Oslo on August 15

 A slice of India in Scandinavia. A large number of Indians (mostly young professionals with their families) celebrated India at 68!

Women clad in traditional attire, mostly in beautiful elegant… 1,140 more words

Personal

Disillusionment with Independence Day Celeberation

Having grown up on a heavy dose of stories of what freedom meant to my grandfather, who contributed to the Independence through his administrative service, I find it increasingly difficult to digest what it has been reduced to. 371 more words

15th August