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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…

BEING ASIAN

By Kevin Shen Special Relationship Productions in association with Anita Creed Productions presents,  THERE OR HERE: written by Jennifer Maisel and directed by Vik Sivalingam When my producing partner and I set out to produce our next play, we weren’t expecting that it would bring us to India – well, not us exactly, but the characters…

  Confluence February 2018 Issue Editorially Speaking. This is our first quarterly issue for 2018. As usual it comes bundled up with a variety of interesting articles and stories for our growing informed readership. As with changes in science and technology, in the literary world too, new ideas evolve in this ever-changing world. The world…

OCHTERLONY THE AMERICAN INDIAN

By Reginald Massey David Ochterlony was born in Boston in 1758 and at the age of eighteen managed to procure a cadetship to serve in India. He soon took part in battles that broke  the power of the Sindhia of Gwalior. General Lake noted that the young American had potential. Ochterlony was promoted to the rank…

Superpower China moves into South Asia

By Reginald Massey China which has historically regarded itself as the Middle Kingdom has now become the workshop of the world and no country can sell its goods and services at a cheaper price. Hence China’s vast accumulation of foreign reserves. And power in the long term rests on the firm foundation of economic might.…

Walk along the waterfront

A critique of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2017- a Contemporary Art Exhibition By Hema Nair We believe Art should be beautiful and poetry musical, but here’s artistry that confounds, even disgusts. Amidst bountiful beauty, there is something pernicious that’ll eclipse your sun and erode your joy like ulcer in the gut. This is contemporary art, drawn…

THE ENIGMA OF ENGLISH

By Reginald Massey Today English is the only truly global language. It is in fact an interplanetary language; the first man on the moon spoke to his fellow Earthlings in English. Hence we must take serious note of what men such as the philosopher Radhakrishnan and the statesman Rajagopalachari told us. They believed that English…

Confluence November 2017 Issue is out now

Confluence November 2017 issue Editorially Speaking. The question of strong and moral leadership Yet another year is almost in its way out! Despite the usual constraints I am very pleased to bring this issue of the magazine to you. This year will be remembered for many things. In this issue, some writers have highlighted the…

CELESTIAL FLUKE

By Maya Malhotra Please run, don’t walk to the next total solar eclipse.  Across mainland US, enter the 8th of April, Anno Domini 2024 in your smartphone calendars, book rooms early, and pray to the celestials that it doesn’t rain or that you expire beforehand. (After that, since you’ll experience nothing as fabulous again, it’s…

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