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A Call from Allah

Glorious journey of a Muslim pilgrim to Hajj “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik" (Here I am at Thy service, O Allah, Here I am) Shaheer A. Mirza The chant of above line becomes an anthem of a sacred journey whe...

Funny, But Not Frightening

A thing is funny when in some way it is not actually offensive or frightening but it upsets the established order. George Orwell in a 1945 essay titled Funny, but Not Vulgar Amongst countless talented young...

To love and to respect women?

Dr Alok Bajpai traces the root cause of repeated rapes in Uttar Pradesh to fear This summer Uttar Pradesh simmers in another kind of heat as violence against women continues unabated. There is a surge in cri...

Loafing in Landour!

Kakul Hai makes it to Mussoorie to beat the heat in Lucknow but also to experience Nature Watching the clouds traverse the mountainous expanse is an amazing sight. Once moisture-laden clouds find their way t...

No degree in story telling!

Deepak Singh takes his story telling skills across seven seas I was born and bred in Lucknow. My family moved house a few times within the city, but never more than two kilometers away from Hazratganj—the ce...

Yeh Fugly Fugly kya hai?

Bollywood heart throb Akshay Kumar's Grazing Goat Production house releases Fugly on 13 June. Naturally Kabir Sadanand, the youthful director has his reasons to be excited about the date. But audiences in the c...

Priya wants to go to school!

My name is Priya Gupta and I am nine years old. I am a student of class two. I love my school and I love to study but if I don't get a sponsor I will not be able to study any further. Girdhar Shyam my father...

This May Day! This May Day!

Workers of all lands- Unite, is the final line of The Communist Manifesto that is also inscribed in bold letters on the tombstone of Karl Marx, one of the world's greatest thinkers who wrote extensively against...
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On the sweetness of K.P. Saxena’s speech

KP Saxena is no more but his voice lives on. No disease or death can ever silence Saxena's voice as it continues to echo in numerous short stories written by him, through his writing for television and for film...