Tag: coastline

The Living Root Bridge: Intimacy between Nature and Human

Every time I pack my bag and camera to Meghalaya, my mom asks the same question,” Why do you want to click photographs of the same place again and again.”  And I repeat the same answer, “Maa, the intimacy between nature and people is so alive in that place.”  Nearly all the time, Kerbolang keeps me company. He is not just taxi driver but…
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United Religions Initiative and United Nations Environment Programme launch the ‘Faith for Earth Councilors Program’

In partnership with UNEP Faith for Earth Initiative, and the United Religions Initiative’s response to the climate crisis, the UNEP-URI India office seeks to launch the Faith for Earth Councilors Program.  The program offers hands-on training that unites FBOs and collective action for the protection of our Mother Nature. This Program seeks to create a network of…
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Strengthening your Faith- In Yourself too

By Nadia O’Brien I often look at my two dogs in wonder- they eat the same food every day, yet they do not complain, they stare at me, most of the day, yet they don’t get bored, they don’t watch tv, read books, play games on the internet, yet they are content. I am not…
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Celebrating Love around the World

By Ishita Dutta Valentine’s day, also called St. Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated as the day of love and affection, every year on the 14th of February. The association of 14th February with romance dated back to the middle ages. Valentine’s Day has an ancient origin in France and England, where it was celebrated as…
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The Crossroads of Faith

By Nadia O’Brien If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that when nature hit us with all that it could, it did not discriminate. It did not yield. Covid-19 has done us all in, irrespective of whether we are black, brown, Caucasian or Asian, rich or poor, differently-abled or not, man, woman or child,…
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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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“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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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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Lohri, New Beginnings and Kisans

By Ishita Dutta Lohri is a festival which is celebrated a day before Makar Sankranti, on the 13th of January every year. Although it is primarily celebrated by Sikhs and Punjabis from the Punjab region in northern India, it is largely commemorated by people across cultures and faiths as they gather together as a community. …
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