It is hard to imagine that ten years ago this place was scrub and jungle; and here, we have now, this place with all its foundries and its workshops. This great enterprise has been due to the prescience, imagination and genius of the late Mr Jamsetji Tata. This place will see a change in its name and will be identified with the name of its Founder, bearing down through the ages his name. Hereafter, this place will be known as Jamshedpur.
Books contain ideas and experiences and both do not recognize boundaries. I am a writer in Marathi– my mother tongue. But I value books written in all languages. The realm of literature was perhaps the first to globalize.
Dilemma of India’s North-East is relevant to much of the Third World trying to imbibe in a short span of a few decades several concepts like democracy, socialism, equality, scientific temper or rationality which were evolved in the West over some centuries.
They say, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”. While this may not be the case with all you wonderful readers, this period of absence made us understand how much these quarterly issues have meant to you.
Isn't it amazing how some birds exactly fit their flowers? It's hard to say whether the food evolved the feeder or the other way around. That's what co-evolution is. Creatures adapt to each other and the geography of the land and nature selects the best partnerships for the future.
Fear is a phenomenon of unconsciousness, a partial blinding of the senses to the imperfections and weaknesses in human nature. It is also a partial deadening of the will and emotions and a refusal to face the unknown and accept the traumatic situations that have taken place in one’s life.