[NaPoWriMo Poetry- 5] ” A Night on the Machan”

Prologue  Love and duty are a dilemma. One is dream the other a reality. One is destination the other a path. Contrariwise. What would you, rather choose?   10:00 PM Ten hours till end of duty. I tossed restlessly on the hay to switch between thoughts. But she was constant; the sovereign over my dreams. …

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[NaPoWriMo Poetry- 4] “My Leader”

  What is it; between us? This connection. You are not my family, nor friend and not my love for sure. Yet I trust you to solve my misery, carry the weight of my aspirations. A voice for my rights, A face for my thought faculty. What is it then? That I vote you to …

[NaPoWriMo Poetry- 3] “If I can, I will”

If I can escape this morbidity of mind, I will flee to the mountains of creativity, drench under the shower of zest, till salvation can find.   If I can surrender from this race, I will catch my breathe of life, spectate and not partake, end the fear of failure, that I face.   If …

[NaPoWriMo Poetry-2] “What colour is love?”

    Can you tell me, what colour are roses? O dear, it's green. green as grass, he replied. Love, does it have a colour too? It is Of a sort, a blank canvas of emotions, Unless painted with trust, he replied. Rainbow, she desired to see, See through trust of his eyes. But she …

[NaPoWriMo Poetry-1] “Aita (Grandma)”

When I was born, she was there with me. When she died, I wasn't.   When I spoke the first time, she was there with me. When she spoke the last time, I wasn't.   When I found the strength to walk, she was there with me. When she lost her strength to walk, I …

[Poetry] A window of thoughts

A prisoner looks through the narrow window of his prison cell and retrospects his past actions and life. This poem is a shadow of his thoughts.   Opened my eyes to a window of thoughts; But failed to look up at the sun above. It is bright and shining; enlightened. I envy it, jealous a …

[Poetry] “Empty streets on a dark night”

  Empty streets on a dark night, As the city goes to sleep tight Unknown, untold, unsought for; Yet there I was, awake and walking. It was meant to be liberating, To be alive, unchained and free; But I was a woman.     Empty streets on a dark night, I didn't know if the …

[Public Policy] Understanding the Finnish basic income experiment

The concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes has been a part of academic discussion and  deliberation for quite a long time. However  its feasibility analysis by the Economic Survey 2016-17 and recent endorsement of a minimum income guarantee for every poor person in India by Rahul …

Mathematics education in India

The whole idea of Science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking and  mathematics lies at its roots. It would be hard to find a better tool to  demonstrate  and understand the working of the scientific intellect other than mathematics. India with its strong mathematical tradition , maybe expected to produce excellence in …

Society,State and Hindutva politics

Society is an association of individual beings which fulfill the needs of human life; while state fulfills human's need of political organization. State has often been termed as 'society politically organized'. Italian philosopher Machiavelli, to whom the contemporary concept of state owes its origin has called state as " the power which has authority over …