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Manjula Kumar

Entries by Manjula Kumar

Deepvali: Enlightenment Through the Festival of Lights

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 6:26 PM

At this time of the year as Mother Nature displays a stunning palette of shimmering colors -- from bronze to russet to burnished yellow to ochre and the most subtle shades of green -- Hindus celebrate DEEPAVALI/DIWALI or the Festival of Lights with its own colorful and meaningful promise. During...

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After Ramadan What???

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 3:36 PM

There may be mercy for the dead. There is none left for the living

When we hear the young Daoud utter this despairing line in Akbar Ahmed's play NOOR we could almost be listening to a young man or woman today in Syria, Egypt or Pakistan.

Muslims all...

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Poetry as a Panacea in our Troubled World

(61) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 11:14 AM

All my personal and professional life I have made an effort to reach out to the Divine through the arts. While at school in a convent in India, it was comfortable and made complete sense to go to church and pray--"Lord make me an instrument of Thy Peace// Where there...

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