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Akhilesh Jha

Akhilesh Jha

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I am not voting, Here’s Why

3 April 2014 11:07 PM GMT
I have decided not to vote. This was neither a tough decision, nor a casual one. Does this decision make me an irresponsible citizen? Doesn’t...

The story of a lost island

21 Feb 2013 10:58 PM GMT
It was the Christmas of 2004. A small island at nine degree from the equator in the Bay of Bengal was reverberating with the sound of divinity and...

Pursuing peace through beats

24 Jan 2013 12:07 AM GMT
As Indo-Pak relations have got back to their usual course of plunge and well-wishers of peace have chosen to keep shut, a dove with sound of beats...

A horse dance tuned to rustic tales

20 Dec 2012 10:39 PM GMT
Mathuralal Verma is a dancer from Rajasthan! His dance involves his control over gaits. His gaits not only entertain, but also give life to the...

Living it prosaic to create poetry

13 Dec 2012 12:53 AM GMT
He made donuts first to survive in US. Then he turned software engineer… of first generation and wrote assembler programs in late seventies. He ...

The need to audit our auditors

29 Nov 2012 9:43 PM GMT
In the hullabaloos of corruption and scams, we have discussed everything, but the audit. A new line of bureaucracy was also envisaged by some...

History deserves a better tonal treat

8 Nov 2012 9:13 PM GMT
In the latest controversy in the literary circle, Girish Karnad accused V S Naipaul of many deficiencies and the most vulnerable one was his being a...

Portrait of a gifted composer

1 Nov 2012 10:08 PM GMT
India has been getting all kinds of melodies from the other side of Radcliffe Line since it came into existence.  We have seen legendary khayal...

Crown prince of ghazal

25 Oct 2012 10:27 PM GMT
Two great pillars of Indian ghazal singing crumbled in quick succession. Ustad Mehdi Hassan died on 13 June 2012 and Jagjit Singh died about nine...

Fighting AIDS in the Arabian Sea

18 Oct 2012 10:19 PM GMT
There is a village called Bada in India. This village decided to make HIV test mandatory for solemnising marriage. This decision came more than two...

Missing elements of puja pandals

11 Oct 2012 10:25 PM GMT
The season of festivity in India has begun. The season begins with Durga puja in most parts of India. Puja pandals become the most happening places...

The politics of language

4 Oct 2012 9:11 PM GMT
The politics of language in India is at its wicked peak. The latest in this sector is about Bhojpuri being included in the Eighth Schedule of the...
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