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Walking on the edge of a river poems-26 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-26 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi The dust of time Memory means Isn’t flowing into the past? How sweet it would be That level sad also In the layers of dust piled up On the leaf of life Dimmed waves of silent […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 14. The Song of the Present It’s a song; it embraced a long silence, crossedthe tombs of hatred near the bonds of affection. A dwelling erected in our life struggle. It has seen not only the stars In the firmament, the ripples in the sea, and […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-35

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -45 Higher Secondary School level preparation strategies for- Science-1

Need of the hour -45 Higher Secondary School level preparation strategies for- Science-1 -J.P.Bharathi At higher secondary levels, schools should focus more on specialization. At least in one area a student should be made to do a project, with hypothesis, experiments, observation, testing, suggestions and recommendations. For example, he should be asked to know what […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-23 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 23 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization “Sahaya” in America. Sameera gets a good impression of Udayini. Four months pregnant, Sameera tells her that she wants to […]

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Breaking the Mould: Women’s Voices and Visions in Literature

Breaking the Mould: Women’s Voices and Visions in Literature -Padmavathi Neelamraju “Age cannot wither Nor custom stale her infinite variety.”  (Cleopatra) What Shakespeare said about Cleopatra was undoubtedly true of the image of woman; she was the pinnacle source for literature and also creator of literature. It is the need of the hour to be […]

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IN THE LAP OF WANAPARTHY ( Authored by Raghava Sarma)

IN THE LAP OF WANAPARTHY ( AUTHORED BY SENIOR JOURNALIST RAGHAVA SARMA) – V.Vijaya Kumar “Wanaparthy Odilo” ( IN THE LAP OF WANAPARTHY)is indeed a series of 26 episodes that already hit many readers earlier, appearing before the readers in a compilation. It intricately weaves together the tapestry of memories, capturing the essence of a […]

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A flickering street light

A flickering street light -Mahesswure Gurram The street light keeps flickering as Hayal walks down the lane to her house. Her thoughts weigh heavy on her head and keep wobbling, rightly in tune with the fluttering street light. Each flicker feels like a metaphor for the uncertainties that cloud her mind. Just like her name, […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-25 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-24 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 25.Recognition To his mother also His father had given the recognition All his pride Its about his recognition only So, he discards in that way He says his recognition is mine Except that, he says, I […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-34

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:50 – Mitr, My Friend – 2002, English

Cineflections-50 Mitr, My Friend – 2002, English -Manjula Jonnalagadda People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.— Dalai Lama XIV Mitr, My Friend is a film directed by Revathi, and written by V. Priya and Sudha Kongara. The film won the Best Feature […]

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Need of the hour -44 Secondary strategies for math

Need of the hour -44 Secondary strategies for math -J.P.Bharathi Secondary level math’s has to be taken up little interestingly. All depends on how the teacher involves and tells the student what is math’s all about. Now proceeding to teach mathematical concepts, in the secondary level, Firstly, let us understand the theory of a glass […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-22 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 22 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization “Sahaya” in America. Sameera gets a good impression of Udayini. Four months pregnant, Sameera tells her that she wants to […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-24 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-24 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 24.Soaring high He becomes so egoistic But in fact, never realizes The nature as a teacher Man, without wings Roving in the sky means To teach a lesson that Even to the dream that melts away […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 12. Monopoly It’s an indoor game that fell into the hands of tiny tots. Irrespective of the season it gives a yield of bucks unseen earlier. A nice game it is… that of e-business No great fascination or rapture in the distribution of intellect. Only a […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 13. Prohibited History

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  13. Prohibited History Even as I took shape in My mother’s womb I was labelled untouchable Stamped low-caste Before I was born. The day I was born I bore the imprint of an unchaste woman Cast into the drainage of tradition The dustbin of custom. I became the […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-33

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:49 – Thiladaanam (The Rite… A Passion) – 2001, Telugu

Cineflections-49 Thiladaanam (The Rite… A Passion) – 2001, Telugu -Manjula Jonnalagadda The function of ritual, as I understand it, is to give form to human life, not in the way of a mere surface arrangement, but in depth. – Joseph Campbell Thilaadaanam is a film made by K.N.T. Sastry, based on a short story by […]

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Need of the hour -43 Scientific way towards science

Need of the hour -43 Scientific way towards science -J.P.Bharathi There is no option whether to take science or no at our secondary level education. So develop interest in science learning as, basic science knowledge is very essential to lead a healthy life in this world. Students! Always remember, science is not in the laboratory […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-21 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 21 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization “Sahaya” in America. Sameera gets a good impression of Udayini. Four months pregnant, Sameera tells her that she wants to […]

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America Through My Eyes – DODGE RIDGE -1

America Through My Eyes DODGE RIDGE -1 Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar Winter in America starts from the months of November, December and continues till February. It is common for children to demand skiing in the winter holidays that fall in the 2nd and 3rd weeks of February. We don’t get […]

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My America Tour -9

My America Tour -9 Telugu Original : Avula Gopala Krishna Murty (AGK) English Translation: Komala Venigalla News Papers and Journalism Democracy is promoted and protected by four pillars–education, local bodies, law courts and news papers-media. This is true not only in America but also in our country. Dictatorships function differently. We have nothing to do […]

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Deep down…

Deep down… -Padmavathi Neelamraju People gone, days gone, silence makes everything silent. But, the memories not… …. …. They are stored somewhere safely even when everything, including self, is forgotten. I came to my home after a long time to visit my god who brought me in to this world. My mind is swamped with […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-23 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-23 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 23.How many? How many clouds are required To bear the burden of my tears How many oceans are needed To connect the roar of my heart How many forests are desired? To hide the darkness of […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 11. Corona, We Aren’t Afraid! We wage war individually, and fight the same single battle. We lie in wait separately. You are a microbial bomb, not an atomic one! So why do we fear you? We won’t tie you to stop you from touching us. We […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 12. Muddy Hands

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  12. Muddy Hands With the music of washed vessels. She wakes up the house. When the early cockcrows Piercing through thick darkness She lights the hut Feeds the children grains of rice. She arrives in the fields, porridge-vessel in hand The landlord welcomes her with abuses. As she […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-32

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -42 Secondary level preparation strategies for Science

Need of the hour -42 Secondary level preparation strategies for Science -J.P.Bharathi Science is not in the laboratory experiments; they are in the human surroundings. If the student is passionately made aware of this, he will educate the entire family and make them more responsible. It is not necessary to initiate science only with laboratory […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-20 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 20 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization “Sahaya” in America. Sameera gets a good impression of Udayini. Four months pregnant, Sameera tells her that she wants to […]

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America Through My Eyes – Seattle (Last Part)

America Through My Eyes Seattle (Last Part) Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar The day of departure from Seattle arrived. After four days of vigorous workout on time tables and restless visits to many places, that night we got some free time before the flight time. Still I had on my list […]

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If Diwali bombs burst

If Diwali bombs burst -Raniprasad Kandepi Diwali festival is coming this week. Srihita and Srinith jumped when they heard their mother saying that. Both are discussing what to buy for Diwali. Both the children asked mom Rakshita, “Mom mom, when shall we buy Diwali medicines?” “There’s still a week left! You’ll buy it when daddy […]

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THE UNTIRED(Telugu Original by Sarasija penugonda)

THE UNTIRED       English Translation: Penugonda basaveshwar Telugu Original : Sarasija Penugonda She’s been trying to erect a pillaras a mark of her self identity denied for decades by community Bricks of self-confidence are continuously kept wet with relentlessly shed sweat Sacrifices like a matchstick to ignite ,fire particles, a million n continue […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-22 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-22 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 22.Separately … Separating is not only For humans It’s a habit of the soil and To the rivers, mountains, and oceans Finally, to the sky also Not only To the fragrances and to the winds of […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 10. Bell of Virtue In the flux of a scene where silence overflows, render your brain formless a bit. Meanwhile, it is not just your dreams, but heart’s burden that is emptied. In the darkness where fireflies emit light, inordinate sound brooks keep flowing. Many are […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-31

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:48 – Massey Sahib – 1985, Hindi

Cineflections-48 Massey Sahib – 1985, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” ― Chinua Achebe Massey Sahib is a film written and directed by Pradeep Kishan based on the novel Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival […]

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Need of the hour -41 Kindergarten Math

Need of the hour -41 Kindergarten Math -J.P.Bharathi Primary school along with kindergarten is a very beautiful age for learning. Math’s is a perfect cognitive concept which works well with fresh brains. Instead of giving them existing learning methods, it is better to leave them to explore for themselves. Abacus slate gives them a great […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-19 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 19 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend in America, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization “Sahaya”. Sameera feels very good about Udayini. Sameera, who is four months pregnant, says that she wants to […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-21 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-21 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 21.Remaining nest Entire home Again carries the silent vacuum Till yesterday The waves of naughty words Just in a night The aerial roots of shadows of Silent tempest To a part of my womb Who migrated […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 9.Scissors Whena flame rages beneath the pan of half-cooked rice, I feel the pain of besieging taunts. Like the stories of paltry grains for hungry stomachs, in the shade of subject, object, verb amidst the disparities between rich and poor, I feel as if I got […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-30

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:47 – Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam

Cineflections-47 Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-18 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 18 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Samira comes to meet Udayini, an old friend of her mother who runs Sahaya, an organization working for women in the United States. In her first meeting, Sameera had a good opinion of Udayini. […]

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America Through My Eyes – Seattle (Part-3)

America Through My Eyes Seattle (Part-3) – Tulip Festival Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar I was filled with boundless excitement that morning as I prepared for this trip, knowing that the Tulip Festival in April was to be held near Seattle in Skagit Valley. As a true nature lover, the flower […]

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My America Tour -6

My America Tour -6 Telugu Original : Avula Gopala Krishna Murty (AGK) English Translation: Komala Venigalla WITHIN TWO MONTHS I set foot on American soil on 15th August and left it on 14th October. Exactly two months time I traveled for 10 thousand miles in New York, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-20 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-20 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 20.Memories of floods In the revolution of galaxies of centuries From endless circles of earth If the name is heard once again In childhood Crossing over the heads That went away cursing the heaps of dead […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 8.Homage of Syllables Whenever occasions don’t revert halfway, all the experience should listen, say, see the words of known people, things worth knowing, deeds to be divulged and become a journey not waited. When answerless questions come near, immerse in NEWS, play the game of four […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-29

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-17 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 17 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend in America, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization called “Sahaya.” Sameera, who is four months pregnant, feels very good about Udayini and tells her that she […]

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America Through My Eyes – Seattle (Part-2)

America Through My Eyes Seattle (Part-2) Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar Space Needle: We departed from Pike Place Market around 2 PM on our way to the Space Needle. A monorail exclusively connects this market to the Space Needle, and we decided to take that train, for which we’d have to […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-19 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-19 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 19. A kitchen poem To write a poem Caught in the kitchen cabinet Struggled and jumped On the stove and committed suicide When doing Puri Crushed between two hands To my inability to hold the pen […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 7.Farmer Couple He becomes a plough to till the land in sowing season; she transforms into a basket of cold food in the red hot sun. He becomes the toil of the tilling harrow in his field; she walks behind him to sow the seeds dexterously. […]

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Music of the heart (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Music of the heart(poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury Handicapped -blind You need not sing songs of sympathy You need not play violin’s piteous sigh With sad note – Of all the senses eyes are primary One cannot have life without eyes Don’t push them into the wells of depression They have to […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 8. Morning Star

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  8. Morning Star Rising with the morning star Sweeping darkness away with a broom That girl draws patterns of brightness… As she washes dishes the sun rises from her beads of sweat. Amidst the chirping of birds. As she cleans everyone’s filth with her tender fingers That wonderful […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-28

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -38 Science teaches sense of well being

Need of the hour -38 Science teaches sense of well being -J.P.Bharathi Science has become an integral part of everyone’s life. Science conscious citizens can help the world to avoid major upcoming problems. In the primary level science should be taught in such way to create enthusiasm. Scientific temperament should be created at a very […]

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Cineflections:46 – Ittefaq – (The Coincidence) – 1969, Hindi

Cineflections-46 Ittefaq – (The Coincidence) – 1969, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “He looked at the corner of the ceiling with an absent stare. I looked at him with a not so absent stare. He looked like a man who could be trusted with a secret—if it was his own secret.” ― Raymond Chandler, The High Window […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-16 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 16 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend in America, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization called “Sahaya.” Sameera, who is four months pregnant, feels very good about Udayini and tells her that she […]

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My America Tour -4

My America Tour -4 Telugu Original : Avula Gopala Krishna Murty (AGK) English Translation: Komala Venigalla America hospitality America hospitality is a special feature found everywhere.In ancient days India was well known for its hospitality.But these days that spirit is changing  in our own country. Americans  are very good hosts. I was a house-guest at […]

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America Through My Eyes – Seattle (Part-1)

America Through My Eyes Seattle (Part-1) Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar After traveling all over California without leaving anything, and thinking of visiting neighboring states in April, friends suggested, “The tulip festival in Seattle and the surrounding areas is a great choice.” I promptly switched over and everyone was okay. Satya […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-27

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Volte-face

 Volte-face -Koppisetty Jhansi Shantamma is packing tiffin box for her daughter Vydehi. Shantamma is rushing Vydehi to start quickly or else she would miss the bus and get late to her work. On her mother’s endless cautions and concern, Vydehi is feeling guilty. The feeling of doing something wrong is disturbing her mind and not […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-18 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-18 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 18. For me Separated from its mother When it was brought I became its mother Unable to walk slithering and walking Looking scared woofing When looking for milk I gave it the milk bottle Just moving […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 6.Special Soldier He is a picture of opulence on the retina; a sacred figure without many hues. He won many a million hearts. Wherever his sweat falls, there germinates mother’s love, blesses. In the nights and afternoons when mud blossoms, at a time when the branches […]

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Death Warrants (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Death Warrants (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury An endless joy it is After the head-bath, washing the hair For some the body feels comfortable Moves freely in the swing For some the head-bath itself is A ritual, that sends one to lands More comfortable, then it is an explosion! Yes, Hunger is […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 7. Mankena Flower

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  7. Mankena Flower Caught in bramble and thorn I am a struggling palapitta** Whichever way I move The thorns prick me These are not thorns of today But shackles of slavery That have bound me for generations. Caught between the devil and the deep sea Danger hisses about […]

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Cineflections:45 – Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil

Cineflections-45 Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil -Manjula Jonnalagadda “I can resist everything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde Kaaka Muttai is a film written and directed by M. Manikandan. This film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the National Award for the Best Children’s Film and the Best Child Artists […]

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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-15 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 15 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend in America, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization called “Sahaya.” Sameera, who is four months pregnant, feels very good about Udayini and tells her that she […]

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Dramatic Tinges And Poetic Niceties in Gurajada’s Sarangadhara

Dramatic Tinges And Poetic Niceties in Gurajada’s Sarangadhara -M Venkata Lakshmi ” The labouring dawn gave out the child of lightWhose infant became played O’ere the river’s breast.”           That dramatic description of ‘early morning’, done by Gurazada Venkata Apparao in his long story-poem ‘Sarangadhara’, presents a glimpse of the poet’s immense […]

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America Through My Eyes – MORRO BAY (PART-2)

America Through My Eyes MORRO BAY (PART-2) Morro Bay – Big Sur Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar Though we have been revolving around the “Morro Rock” since morning, looking at the sights here and there, we still feel chased by some indescribable pleasure all along the Bay! We rowed a boat […]

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The City of my Life

The City of my Life                   -Nagaraju Ramaswamy The songs are deep; multi-layered; word over word; A trilogy of memoirs; diffused lines; page over page. Hyderabad is the book of my life. Today I tread the streets; my gazes gauge the tides’ crests and ebbs my thoughts […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 5.Osmania, the Glowing Lamp Always, I throw a couple of old dreams in front of me. When searching for similarities, Osmania emits the echoes of peace songs and those of valour from its rocky walls. Conceiving spirit, shaping expression it keeps filling the voids of my […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 6. Untouchable Assault

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  6. Untouchable Assault This is ‘untouchable Sunitha’ speaking: From long ago ― Forgotten by you all In this country, just as there is ― untouchable hunger untouchable exploitation, untouchable suicides untouchable rape too exists. I swear by my love for Yogeswar Reddy That mine is certainly an Untouchable […]

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The Soldier’s Mother (Poem)

The Soldier’s Mother            -Mohan Das The phone was ringing and it was a regular feature Calling Doctor Parimala, disturbing her short leisure ! This time it was not for her treatment to a person suffering But to injure her with saddest news causing herself suffer ! It was from Army […]

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I wanna walk… (Poem)

I wanna walk… -Jhansi Koppisetty I was flying like an angel.. But a great fall broke my ankle..! Till then I was fulfilling everyone's wishes.. Had to wake up to my senses with all the stitches..! Ankle broke three ways.. Added bonus dislocation sideways..! Plates and screws were all used.. Doctors pinned and stapled bones […]

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Peacock of the Rain (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Peacock of the Rain (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury As when a poem that has not taken shape In the mind since long, emerges suddenly Opening the fan of raindrops, The peacock of the rain, breaks into a dance. As when some unseen goddesses Rain jasmines with cupped hands, Like the pearls […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-17 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-17 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 17. Again mother The home without you Its like a burning globe in the vacuum From the coffee filter welcoming in the morning To the good night the lights in the night Everything searches for you […]

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Neem tree murder (Poem)

Neem tree murder            -Kandepi Rani Prasad Gives a flower to every Ugadi Neem tree of my house was cut down In time to brush your teeth in the morning Bending the branches improves health Subhakrit Ugadi gave me agony They killed my golden neem tree Cut into pieces with a […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-26

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:44 – Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam

Cineflections-44 Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi Thulabharam is a Malayalam film directed by A. Vincent based on a play penned by Thoppil Bhasi for Kerala People’s Arts Club. The film won the National Award for the Second Best Feature Film and the […]

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