Month: November 2015

CONFLUENCE WITHOUT STOP

Syeda Imam As I forayed into writing for Confluence the subject suggested itself, almost insisting on being the first automatic choice which dwells on on how from all parts of the world, and particularly those of us from the East and the Subcontinent have adopted English as a language of frequent exchange. Indeed in many…

Reminiscing Childhood Memories of Old Mysore…

By Girija Madhavan I was born in 1938 in a house now called “Sahy­adri,” the first of the four large Railway Bungalows that still stand facing KRS Road in Vani Vilas Mo­halla, diagonally opposite Cheluvamba Park. In those days, it was known as the Loco Superintendent’s Bun­galow. A Scotswoman, Dr. Gillespie of the Mission [or…

Sri lanka: ‘A Lost Generation of Tamil Youth; Impact of Past War Trauma, Present Psychosocial Context, Education and Globalization’

(Excerpts from C.E. Anandarajan memorial lecture delivered by Dr. Daya Somasundaram, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Jaffna and University Adelaide) Many youths, the blossoming flowers of our communities were killed during the recent civil war in Sri Lanka. Many more were injured (and) maimed; some continue to live with shell (fragments in their bodies) and…

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