Trisha believes that the temple of life should be built on strong foundations of peace and harmony. After working in the Indian garment industry for several years, Trisha has come back to her first love; writing. Her short stories, poetry and articles have appeared in the Times of India, Kolkatamirror.com, Fashion and Beyond, and in a US journal called 34th Parallel. She recently attended a Creative Writing Program at Exeter College, within the idyllic environs of Oxford University. She continues to write independently now, and she dreams of filling the world up with beautiful, positive and wonderful thoughts, through written words; in her own sincere way.
Turning away from the quotidian, I was audience to a cyclorama of contemporary Indian art inside Centre of International Modern Art gallery, Kolkata. This was an artist's world, born of forms and silhouettes, birds and animals, human beings and landscapes; of oil and water colours, acrylics, crayons, gold and charcoal, silk and cotton thread embroidery;
A Grahan or an eclipse is a rare event when one planetary body obscures another, for a certain duration of time. A solar eclipse is a result of the moon coming in alignment with the sun and blocking its rays from reaching the earth. A full eclipse occurs when this alignment is perfect, and a partial eclipse occurs when this alignment is not complete.
Wisps of hair glued to their foreheads, clutching multihued or black grandpa-umbrellas, rolled up trousers; wading through knee-high waterlogged streets; women in drenched saris frowning, eyebrows arching in slight annoyance; muddied wet shoes and sandals; these and hundred other such vignettes frame the city of Joy, Kolkata when the goddess of monsoon arrives.
"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal." -- Rabindranath Tagore -- A jewel in the crown of Indian history, a poet, a lyricist, composer and above all a litterateur, was Shri Rabindranath Tagore. What connects Amartya Sen, Mahasweta Devi, Indira Gandhi, Maharani Gayatri Devi, Satyajit Ray… to realize the connection, we need to go back in time to 1863.
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