Literary Essays

“So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.”
― George Orwell, Why I Write

Sambuddha Sanyal‘s essay: Defining One Kilogram In Modern Times

How much is one kilogram ? It is not a question that we ask often to ourselves but we accept a standard answer in the form of a piece of metal that we see everyday in the grocery shops. However in this article I will try to link this question to some of the latest […]

Hargun Gujral‘s essay: Listening From The Counsellor’s Desk

Early in the morning, while queuing up to punch in the identity card at the school gate, a seven year old who’s seen walking in, in the most leisurely fashion is hurriedly stopped by the guard “I-Card dikhao” (show me your I-Card) he says. Much to his amusement, his response, “dekh lijiye, kal jaisa hi […]

Niño Saavedra Manaog‘s essay: Turning Japanese

UNTIL NOW, I still feel conflicted about the Japanese. Who wouldn’t be inspired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who in the past year resigned his post due to his failing health, once again raising the ethical bar for public servants and government officials? If the Japanese come out on the news these days, they often […]

Indranil Banerjee‘s essay: Caught Kirmani – Bowled Kapil Dev

The idea of a partnership transcends all possible genre of human activities. And in sports we, perhaps have seen the most iconic examples of camaraderie or partnership between individuals who are masters themselves. There is a lesson of life that one gathers from those instances and that lesson is of the need to find an […]


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