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Anuradha Beniwal on ‘Azaadi mera brand’

Anuradha beniwal – a former National Chess Champion, is now an author of ‘Azaadi mera brand’. Her new book is about the inner journey and experiences of a twenty something Indian woman while on a solo-trip across Europe, covering 10 countries and 13 cities. It is a path breaking literature …

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Poetry

Believe In Us

There is beauty in his eyes, the world fails to see the lies, that a man is hurt too,  just chooses to hide it in the valley of smiles.   We spoke for hours, sometimes silent whispers, always surprised by the easy going sinuous.   A fondness woven for so …

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Book Reviews

Bakar Puraan – From Facebook page to print, story of innovation in literature

“A writer picks up his pen only when his sensibility is hurt – Sadat Hasan Manto” Ajeet Bharti, one of the co-founders of the Facebook page ‘Bakar Adda‘ and author of the book ‘Bakar Puran’, instated his unique style of writing to protest against the common practice of writing Hindi …

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Book Reviews

“India’s revolution has to come from the common man” says unconventional author Sachin Garg

This Republic Day, Youthopia talks to one of India’s unconventional author Sachin Garg. He gets candid about how India needs a revolution and how it has to start from the common man. Few excerpts from our conversation about his upcoming book, pursuit of his passion to write, his shift from …

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Poetry

The Termination of Sadness

Leaving everything behind, and going away Is my final decision And I have reached this conclusion With a lot of thought and precision   Now that nothing would be with you This is the termination of ignominy and sadness And it will put an end To this unbearable pain and …

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Art & Literature

ACME OF ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS-THE RENAISSANCE AGE

This age hailed the revival of antiquity ,the Greco –Roman culture with its artistic and literary excellence. The era which had fallen into the pit of darkness immediately after the demise of the Roman empire was reborn and made way for distinctively splendid architecture ,sculpture , painting marking it’s break …

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Five Life Lessons from Howard Roark

“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” Thus spoke Ayn Rand as she held the world in a mindless fervour …

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Art Beat

POP goes the ART

“Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again,” Andy Warhol once said, “and once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.” Of late the general public has come to know of Pop art through creatively put album art …

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Poetry

Take me Home

Mom ! I never wanted to wear a tie, But now i need one in order to not die. You could not hear my single sigh, But look,they’re shooting me right in the eye! You said you ll be big if you go to school, But why are these big …

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Poetry

Those Mad Souls

A much crowded street colored with shouts and whispers, noises and honks was abruptly vacant that evening. the silence whispered, a drapery of calmness it was. awe-fully familiar streets, devoid of traffic lights and the smell of books, it was sad maybe. but it weaved a magic of it’s own with …

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