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COVID-19 Covid, covid, covid, The day you walked into our lives, We knew, we were in for a big surprise! You fooled us all with your invisibility, And made us suffer, tremendously. Covid, covid, covid, You are insanely toxic, You…

A boy who travelled to King Solomon’s kingdom

There was a boy named Watson who lived in England. He used to live with his mother and father. One night when he was about to sleep, he heard a strange sound on the terrace. He went to look upstairs and to his surprise he saw a strange…

Author’s message: Strays need help

The streets of India are as much a shelter to hundreds of homeless people as these are to thousands of stray dogs. They live, procreate and die on footpaths and the lucky ones in both species make it to the end of the line. Humans who, by…

Pandemic prism of young writers

The COVID pandemic has deeply affected children around the world, mainly because of the confusion, fear and new social norms it has created. When adults have only been critics, it is the children who have looked at the global crisis through…

Fighting the virus & the stigma

To name or not to name corona virus-infected persons — this has been the subject of debate in the country since the outbreak of COVID-19. While one section of the population has demanded full transparency by revealing details of affected…

Reviving hill paddy cultivation

By Gratia Dkhar, Naphishisha Nongsiej & Bhogtoram Mawroh There is no alternative’, or TINA, was a slogan used by Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that basically meant that there was no alternative to a market…

The canyon at world’s end

By Simanta Barman Some journeys are so dreamy and peaceful that it rings in your heart long after you have left that place. Laitlum happened to be one such place for me. I was half asleep from exhaustion when we started for Laitlum a few…

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Under the mackerel sky I don’t know this feeling, my dear, I don’t know what to name it. When I first met you, I never imagined Some years later You would be in one of my poems, Your name forever engraved in my heart. I cannot tell…

Books for a roof & food too

Gobo is back after taking a break from his long travels and incredible adventures. He needed rest before resuming his journey with even with more vigour and enthusiasm. “Lla, la, la, laaaa, la, la ,la laaa, aaah”,” lo, lo lo, lo, lo, lo,…

Get ready for a gorgeous raksha bandhan

All of us are awaiting eagerly for the festival of raksha bandhan on August 3. Looking glamorous and beautiful on this special occasion is all about choosing the right shades of cosmetics. Selecting them according to skin colour and tone is…