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…

MEMOIR OF A MAGNIFICENT MEDICINE MAN

Reginald Massey’s review The inhabitants of India were always reluctant to ‘cross the black waters’ but the vast British empire welcomed, indeed enticed, Indians to work in distant parts of the planet, from the Fiji islands to the West Indies, from Natal to Guiana. Hence the far flung Indian diaspora which on the whole has flourished. Mr Biswas started…

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