Articles by: Shalini Newar

Announcing The Monster – Shah Alam Khan , A Book Review

Announcing The Monster – Shah Alam Khan , A Book Review

The blurb reads – a collection of essays by an ordinary Indian doctor , written during the most extraordinary times which the country saw…….. The author Prof. Shah alam Khan a ortho-oncologist , multifaceted a prolific writer , dauntless . His second book asks a few straight simple questions , each essay nudging the neurons in the brain to create[Read More…]

May 13, 2019 Book Review
The paradoxical anomaly – DEATH 

The paradoxical anomaly – DEATH 

The death of morality….
 the death of reasoning ….
The death of rationality ….
I am bizzare I am death !

November 13, 2018 Arts/Literature
Artistic dilemma – The Passions of The Mind !

Artistic dilemma – The Passions of The Mind !

“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain , as does failing to hear and see it ! ” – GUTAV KLIMT As I come across this quote from my favourite artist my eyes are drawn to the easel on which rests the long forgotten canvas with its half drawn lotus leaves and lotuses standing in solemn impeccable majesty -defeated[Read More…]

November 11, 2018 Arts/Literature
A solemn heart, A shattered love story !

A solemn heart, A shattered love story !

Where do I begin To tell the story of how great a love can be The sweet love story that is older than the sea The simple truth about the love she brings to me……. (Love story ) The natural disasters #me too the #sabrimala the #all women bleed , the rapes and molestations , nuns , the talaq the[Read More…]

October 22, 2018 Arts/Literature
Mothering A Muslim …….

Mothering A Muslim …….

“Our earliest memories shape us as people . We might add a new layer of learning on a foundation of grainy ideals , but at our core we hold on to the beliefs and ideas we absorbed as children . The ones our mother taught us . Mothers are our bridges between the inner and outer worlds . I believe[Read More…]

August 31, 2018 Book Review
Womanhood – Celebration or a Curse !

Womanhood – Celebration or a Curse !

#ALLWOMENBLEED a hashtag coined by prabha raj @deepsealioness on twitter sets the mood for these words that flow through … The capacity and strength of a woman to be herself standing tall in her femininity has been made wrong since time immemorial ! Against all odds whether it be mythology or fact it has been a woman who takes blame[Read More…]

August 23, 2018 Patriarchy
Man with the white beard …..

Man with the white beard …..

A story unfolds .. A carpet of time unrolls … the story- fiction married to fact , the two intrinsically interwoven with the legacy of tresspasses of brutality across the length and breadth of the worlds largest so called secular democratic country and the daily mundane lives of its inhabitants ! The most recent significant massacres such as the sikh[Read More…]

August 9, 2018 Book Review
The Agony And The Ecstacy

The Agony And The Ecstacy

“Drawing is the poet’s written line, set down to see if there be a story worth telling , a truth worth revealling ” – Irving stone From within the unfathomable deep depths ,flows the esoteric river of inspiration through the heart /mind of an artist ….that which cannot be contained but needs to flow on its own terms and conditions[Read More…]

April 29, 2018 Arts/Literature
Coversations with an Indian male !

Coversations with an Indian male !

Ah ! The predicament of an engrossing coversation with an indian male The vicissitudes of rape ! A week does not go by without a ” RAPE ” being reported …. How does it get any better than this ! I wonder ! For a country of a billion souls ONE more case ? Well I say -‘ what’s new[Read More…]

April 16, 2018 Arts/Literature
“Allah Hafiz” To “Hey Ram”

“Allah Hafiz” To “Hey Ram”

Has religion become the epicentre for our morality , safety , our dignity ? Have we as human beings sold ourselves to the judgements , agendas, inventions , lies and deceit of that which we call religion ? A few days back as I stepped into the waiting uber cab my house help handed me my things and in her[Read More…]

October 26, 2017 Life/Philosophy
भूख – गुमनाम अंधेरा

भूख – गुमनाम अंधेरा

आधार ही क्या अब जीवन का अधार है
आधार ही से क्या अब जीवन का संचार है
बन्द किवाड़ो के पिछे से सुनाई पड़ती है सिसकती आहें

October 19, 2017 Arts/Literature
The Mystical Journey Of The Unconscious Mind

The Mystical Journey Of The Unconscious Mind

Bismillaàh Some experiences sometimes in this journey called life are beyond words and description .The magnitude of their impact unmeasurable ……all these years I have carried a mystical enigmatical experience within me..merged into my being …the outer self questioning …is it true …possible ? the “ruh” never in doubt of this happening! A normal hectic working day I came back[Read More…]

May 31, 2017 Life/Philosophy
The Living Dead – The Untold Stories

The Living Dead – The Untold Stories

The clogged channels of my mind were set into action by an innocent status of a friend recently. -“I would’nt shoot the man who made the cage , but the bird that sings happily inside “! The complexities that lay enmeshed within these simple words taking me by surprise ! A coin has two sides …the beauty being they never[Read More…]

October 6, 2016 Patriarchy