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Book Review: ‘Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space’ By Miranda Paul, Illus. By Sija Hong

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Everyone has a vision for the future — how to change the world and how to make it a better place to live. We are nobody to challenge anyone’s personal views, but some ideas look more sound and workable. For example, Nehru was of the opinion that the progress of India can be achieved primarily by science and technology. Post-independence, Prof Sarabhai envisioned harnessing space technology for India’s progress and growth. Indeed, if one looks forward to a bright future for oneself, society, nation or the world, then there doesn’t seem to be any other way than to invest in scientific temperament. Note that by scientific temperament I do not simply mean scientific and technological innovations and inventions, instead I use the term in a rather broad sense which implies looking at the world logically, critically and sensibly.

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क्यों आग बुझा नहीं देते

रचनाकार – ऋतेश मिश्रा 

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                    क्यों आग बुझा नहीं देते

                    क्यों आग बुझा नहीं देते?
                    नफरत से प्रचंड कर, विसंगति से विपुल कर
                    क्यों चिनगारियों को मशालों मॆं धधका देते?
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ख्वाइशें कुछ ऐसी

रचनाकार – हेमा जोशी

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ख्वाइशें कुछ ऐसी

ख्वाइशें कुछ ऐसी, नन्हे जुगनू जैसी
अंधेरे में उस उजाले की तरह, जिसे उंगलियाँ छूना चाहती हैं
हैं अनगिनत तारों की तरह,
जिन्हें मैं हर रात निहारती हूँ, बातें करती हूँ
और छू लेना चाहती हूँ
हैं प्यारी, अनगिनत ओस की बूंदों की तरह
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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

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My Rhyme Crime

Guest article by Geet George

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To start this confession, I spent hours trying to come up with a good statement which would be able to help me describe poetry in its complete essence. Unfortunately, words were not of much help to me here. Only the experience of reading a well written poetry and the emotions it stirs up in you can convey what I wish to say.

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My Dear Angel (two closed couplets)

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Two closed couplets to remember the angels in our lives. Most of the time, we struggle alone in life, we fight alone, understanding that all the required strength and ability lie within us. But somehow, there is a doubt — in ourselves, in our own capacity. Then someone comes who stands by our side, shows trust and faith in us, and provides the support and confidence we require to move ahead. Without that angel, it is doubtful whether we would have even taken the first step or not. It is not something of a physical or financial nature, or of resources. Most of the time it is just simple words Continue reading