A soldier and a bindi artist

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha Give him a bindi of any size, shape or colour, and he can make an art piece using it. That’s the speciality of Noida-based artist Sheshdhar Pandey. Pandey has much to thank to the humble dot Indian women put on their foreheads, for it is this dot that has given him world-wide […]Read More

It’s a girl, ma’am…..silence

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha Heard a woman talking so loudly on her handphone in Delhi Metro on a Monday morning. This woman, in her late thirties or early forties, was talking to her friend about someone, may be her sister-in-law. From what I could gather from the forcible evesdropping (she was so loud, I couldn’t help […]Read More

The Last Leaf

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha Small, yet hardly green, It sticks stubbornly to the branch, Against sun and rain, breeze and storm, The last leaf of tree. I know- inside me, I will live as long as this leaf, Gently moving in life, As it sways in gentle breeze, Or going through a storm inside me, As […]Read More