The forgotten sacrifice of patriot Kanaklata Barua

‘Khoob Ladhi Mardaani’ – These words are mark of respect for the great warrior queen Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi who fought till the last breath, defending her fort from the clutches of British. There was one more ‘Mardaani’ who immortalized herself in the pages of history by sacrificing herself for the honor of nation’s flag….

Tagore’s Chokher Bali (A grain of sand)

I was introduced to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s literature through one of his short stories – Kabuliwala which was etched in my mind forever. Since I was more of a comic’s book reader in my school days, I was yet to connect with literature. It is only after reading books of Dickens, R.K.Narayan, Ruskin Bond and…