Poem: Whistles In The Wind

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By: G David Schwartz Whistles in the wind around September begin again now stand with a friend The dog is a mutt a very annoying hunt barking up the rut I listened to you Not because you are my wife but ’cause you’re so nice When I was young I…

Story: The child that died without time

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By: Reese Scott When he was born he didn’t sleep. His mother went insane and slept under neighbors’ cars, in garbage cans, slept with the elderly, the dying and the children. After she died, he began to sleep. And he had wonderful dreams where he flew, swam, rode big wheels…

Story: Fishing for Pumpkinseeds

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By: Richard Luftig Chuck-E-Cheese was created for guys like me. Divorced men who see their kids on weekends. Children who, as they get older, don’t want to leave their friends in order to spend boring time with their fathers. In my case Seth is six, and Kathryn and I have been…

Poem: Cupbearer

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By: JD DeHart Imagine the job, sipping the cup Knowing there may be poison Do you love the king Or is this only the best you can Find, or are you a person of faith Ancient snake-handler of sorts Taking up life in the libation A solitary set of eyes…

Re-launch: Far From The Tree

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Sometimes your child – the most familiar person of all – is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does? Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down’s Syndrome, Autism,…

President of India Inaugurates the New Delhi World Book Fair 2014

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The President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the New Delhi World Book Fair 2014. Speaking on the occasion, he said that an international book fair of this magnitude is one of the best manifestations of India’s liberal, democratic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and secular society where competing ideas and ideologies have equal space. These…

Are we concerned with the GDP growth

Today is perhaps one of the worst days for Indian economy, since the GDP (gross domestic product) growth figures have plummeted to its lowest in last ten years–5% in FY 2013. This  is not encouraging figure certainly. The impact was apparent in the stock market which reacted to the GDP numbers and fell by 450…

Sacrifice or slaughter?

Never had I seen heads being chopped off their bodies than recently. My soul was shaken; my breath was taken; my heart was frozen; my faith was broken–as I witnessed the murder of innocent animals in a North Eastern temple recently. Recently I happened to go to the Kamakhya temple, a well-known Hindu shrine located…