इंद्रासन प्राप्त करो तुम

रचनाकार – गौरव मिश्र

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इंद्रासन प्राप्त करो तुम

अस्थिर अशांत इस जग में
क्यों मूक बना सोता है,
यह रत्नविभूषित जीवन

क्यों इसे व्यर्थ खोता है ?

तू नहीं जानता पागल
यह समय कभी नहीं रुकता,
यह काल अमिट अविनाशी

पद चिह्न छोडता चलता । Continue reading

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Syed Akbaruddin photo source: The Indian Express, M J Akbar photo source: India Today.

Reference:

Akbar wasn’t great, Maharana was, says Yogi Adityanath, Hindustan Times, 15 June 2018.

Book Review: And So Can You By Dr. Roopleen

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I have received the book And So Can You by Dr. Roopleen for review. The secondary title of the book suggests that this is a  book that every doctor and medical student must read. This creates an impression that it is a self-help book which young doctors or students of medicine would like to refer again and again for guidance and inspiration. I can visualize such a book lying comfortably on my book shelf or my desk so that I can reach out to it any time I want or need it. Continue reading

Book Review: Galpa Samagra By Sunil Gangopadhyay

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For last couple of years, I have been reading Galpa Samagra, a collection of short stories by Sunil Gangopadhyay. Let me start by mentioning that Sunil always described himself as a poet first, and considered rest of his skills or occupations as secondary. But honestly speaking, I do not understand poetry — neither by Sunil nor by anybody else. My foray is short stories, and I am happy with them. Continue reading

Three Takes On The Stoneman Murders

We love suspense. We love mysteries. We love unsolved cases. In my opinion, the best detective stories are those that encourage the reader/audience to participate in the investigation process. That means, all aspects of the case are placed before the reader, and the reader is encouraged to provide solution. I remember one TV series — perhaps titled Apraadhi Kaun?— where every story was presented in two parts. In the first part, all details of the case were investigated and presented. The viewers were then asked who they think had committed the crime. It was an open competition. Viewers would send postcards. In the second part, the winner was announced and also the solution of the case was shown. Continue reading

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Reference:

Gujarat Assembly turns into a fight club: MLAs come to blows, hurl abuses, microphone, The Indian Express, 15 March 2018.

Book Review: ‘I Owed You One’ By Madhu Vajpayee

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This was a very hectic week, in which I had to travel a lot, both by bus and train, taking long breaks in between. It was an official trip and exhausted me completely. Today all affairs have completed, and tomorrow would be my last day in Ahmedabad. All along this one week duration, my constant companion was a recently published novel ‘I Owed You One’ by Madhu Vajpayee. I had received this book from BlogAdda for review. Before I start making my comments on the literary aspect of this work, I would like to stress that books like this one are the reason why printed books will never go extinct. The publishing work of this book is outstanding, and being an artist, I could immediately appreciate and admire the piece of art that the publisher has come up with. Continue reading