The Diaspora- A Force of Positive Change

Children on foreign land, with nervous minds and curious hearts, With diverse neighbours, The utopia of differences, And vivid memories. In the world of fear and so much at stake, The children of the earth find love and care. They find uniqueness out and within, And, togetherness wins. With new cultures, homes, and deity, Surrounding…
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Interfaith Unity in Kashmir

By Mahreen Kashmir is a Muslim majority territory with 96% Muslims and only 1 lakh Sikhs, who form a minority. However, religious persecution is almost unheard of in the past two decades; rather, the various socio-political conditions have cemented the bond between these diverse communities. Internet bans, curfews, and forming a minority in mainland India…
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A Christmas Miracle

By Riddhima Poddar “Do you mind if I spend Christmas with you?” I asked someone who I had barely known for five minutes. What I didn’t know then, however, was that it would make all the difference. Certain events in our lives leave a lasting impression. They shape our understanding of the world, how we…
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“Back Home…”

By Mandeep Singh I came across Intizar Husain’s ‘Basti’ in my third and final year of graduation in English Literature. It was a part of the subject called Partition Literature. However, upon reading it, I found out that neither does it allude to one specific event nor does it confine to any specific time. It…
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Building a Home away from Home

By Riddhima Poddar The first week of February is observed as the World Interfaith Harmony Week across the globe. Its inception dates back to September 23rd, 2010, when H.M King Abdullah II of Jordan proposed the idea at the Plenary Session of the 65th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The draft resolution proposed…
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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

Photography Competition  DIASPORAS OF INDIA: Connecting, Contesting and Converging The theme for the World Interfaith Harmony Week this year is ‘Diaspora’, being one of the most prominent and often controversial manifestations of increased globalization. The connection between migrants and people who have stayed at home has profound effects on societies in the country of origin…
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स्वामी विवेकानन्द – जगत गुरु, संन्यासी या समाज सुधारक?

-प्रदीप चन्दिला 4 जुलाई 1902 का दिन  ना केवल भारत के लिए बल्कि समस्त विश्व के लिए शोक का दिन  था।  एक महात्मा जिसका नरेंद्र के रूप में इस धरती पर जन्म हुआ व स्वामी विवेकानंद के रूप में जिसने अनगिनत लोगों का ज्ञान व स्वयं से परिचय कराकर उनका जीवन ही बदल दिया व…
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THE SONG OF THE COASTLINE: A Collection of Poems

  By Gauri Sinha Milan I witnessed a marriage, Of the sun with the sea, Those hues of fire smeared over the soft white linen, And words curling then hesitantly separating over gold and red, Don’t do justice to the scenic beauty that falls before my eyes, The lap of the sky wasn’t set ablaze, It…
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The Flipside

The grassland along with the road make a perfect spot for Horses in Fall. Menchuka, the remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh had been isolated from the rest of the world prior to the construction of the modern road which connects the town with Along, headquarter of West Siang district. During the 1962 Indo-China war, this town was…
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Pear

– Gauri Sinha I wasn’t peeking, I promise. It was 3 pm anyways, and as all the world lay drunk on mid-day lethargy, I set to alter something, anything in the 4×4 room that extended like a tumour from my kitchen.  There is a stillness at this time of the day, and our infatuation was…
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