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Confluence is now 15 years old!

Confluence August 2017 issue I am truly delighted to share our latest and the fifteenth-year publication of Confluence magazine with all our readers and writers. Signifying this important milestone, we decided to go for a bumper issue and accommodate all the submissions from our contributors who have been the pillars of this independent magazine so…

Making of a new constitution for Sri Lanka: Let wiser counsel prevail

By Tassie Seneviratne “Constitution making in Sri Lanka has become a highly contentious issue.  The problem lies in the challenge to democracy, arising from the polarization of the two main ethnic groups – the Sinhalese and the Tamils – and the mistrust that has been simmering since Independence culminating in the ‘Vaddukoddai Resolution’ in 1976″.…

India and the English Aesthetes

by Reginald Massey Gutala Krishnamurti who died recently was a Telugu and English scholar who believed that the Aesthetic Movement which flourished during the 1890s (the fin de siecle period) was among the most productive in English literature. The Aesthetes viewed life as an art. Taking their cue from the likes of the flamboyant Wilde…

The Great Guru Baba Nanak

By Reginald Massey Nanak was born to a Hindu family in 1469. He was born in Dera Baba Nanak, now in Pakistan. Had there then been application forms to fill in, the chances are he would have referred to himself as Bedi Hindu. His father was the trusted employee of the local Muslim landowner. His…

Two poems by Meenakshi Mohan

The Poet (For my grandson when he was four) He comes with sure intent Each waddling step marks, A widening grin, his laugh Jingles in the mint of his eyes, And a rubber world drops Out of his outstretched hands, And bounces away – He climbs on the roof of the desk, A gesture of the…

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