By Somali K Chakrabarti Prejudices, biases and gender inequalities have always existed in our society, and from time to time these come to the fore front. But, when such points are raised by foreigners, there is always a risk that the writer may succumb to temptation of stereotypical or caricaturish portrayal of the characters or… Read More ‘Making Friends with the Crocodile’ by Mick Canning
By Somali K Chakrabarti “Innovation opens up new vistas of knowledge and new dimensions to our imagination to make everyday life more meaningful and richer in depth and content.” ~ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam While most people know about camel rides in the deserts of Rajasthan, not many would have heard about a bus that it… Read More Camel Bus – Social Innovation for desert transportation
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image source calm stillness surrounds; in silence they sing, yet the echoes are distinct! . © Somali K Chakrabarti
By Somali K Chakrabarti celestial cheer in festal times, clouds combine to usher the divine!.
By Somali K Chakrabarti “The mathematician destroyed all the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to its prismatic colours.” is how Newton was once referred to by noted poets of his time. Poet William Blake had once said, “God is not a Mathematical Diagram“. But a flower surely is! Mathematics defines the shape of spirals and curves… Read More Mathematics and Poetry – What’s the connection?
In a country where official apathy towards sports-persons has sparked an outcry (at least on social media), the efforts of PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar have been lauded by one and all. Each of these gifted athletes have one thing in common – a dogged sense of self discipline. Their passion has… Read More How to develop self discipline: Lessons from young Indian athletes at Rio
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source Inspired by the post SALTEE ISLAND: BIG ADVENTURE 2016 by IneseMj and a poem by Poet Rummager A dash of red, orange rosette A painted bill, matching webbed feet The swimmer skilfully rides the waves In a tuxedo coat, it dives for the fish A sea parrot, or a clown… Read More Puffin – The clown of sea
By Somali K Chakrabarti What happens when a child is bestowed with incredible talent that tremendously surpasses the ability of others? Chances are that such a child is declared as a prodigy. According to wikipedia, child prodigy refers to a child, who under the age of ten produces meaningful output in some domain to the… Read More ‘Budhia Singh: Born to Run’ – The story of a child prodigy
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source On a pitch dark night From far, a mechanic spots Speeding buses, disappearing lights. The raging river washes away Chunks of an old river bridge On the highway; He raises an alarm- Next day, the accident, lost lives become a part of the news print. A freak incident – Or… Read More Collapse
By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Credit Kings vie, soldiers die vast empires crumble to dust all for share of pie! . © Somali K Chakrabarti,2016