Author Archives: admin

Poems by Margaret O’Driscoll

Poems by Margaret O’Driscoll My Portal An ocean of salty tears I’ve cried I never dreamt I’d climb that hill Clouds are clearing, the sun beckons I see my portal, my mind is still From this lush launch pad here … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, Miscellaneous, Poetry | Leave a comment

Daphne myth & laurel leaves

Ratna Raman Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BCE -17/18CE) or Ovid, the canonical Roman poet, is popularly known for his ‘magnum opus’ (Latin, best work) Metamorphoses (Latin, transformations). A long narrative poem using genres, such as elegiac, tragic, epic, mock-epic and … Continue reading

Posted in Grammar, Language | Comments Off on Daphne myth & laurel leaves

Narad, Narain & babus

KR Bharti A CULTURAL meet of IAS officers of Himachal cadre took place in Shimla after a hiatus of five years. Songs, qawwalis, natees and skits marked the occasion. A skit, though enacted in a lighter vein, had serious overtones. … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Narad, Narain & babus

In The Forest

Margaret O’Driscoll Unspoilt, unique, a soulful place ancient oaks all around scattered acorns sprouting shoots new life emerging from the ground I touch the parchment bark of birch it’s leaves shimmering in the breeze my spirit soars in the forest … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on In The Forest

Padamjit Singh: A Living Legend at P.S.E.B.

By SARBJIT DHALIWAL The Tribune, Chandigarh, Nov. 25, 2003 Among nearly one lakh employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (P.S.E.B.), he has become a living legend in his own right. All love him and praise his extraordinary simplicity, honesty, … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Padamjit Singh: A Living Legend at P.S.E.B.

In new Valley, hope for love

Arun Joshi THIS is our Kashmir,” exclaimed Hayat, the cab driver, as he adjusted himself on a chair at a restaurant on the Khannabal-Pahalgam road for a better view of the romantic song from the 1968 hit, Mere Humdum, Mere … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on In new Valley, hope for love

And so it goes…

Hennaav Kaur Dhillon MISANTHROPISTS dub medicine a dull and boring profession. My girlfriends from school tell me, “You deal with sick patient’s day in and day out. Isn’t it miserable?” Well, there might be some truth in that but I … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on And so it goes…