SS Kumar

SS Kumar
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lawyer, poet, writer and photographer

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Spectre, a much touted Bond film resurrecting a tattered hero from the otherwise better Skywalk was released amidst fanfare and blitzkrieg advertisements on the TV. The first weekend, at a Kolkata theatre saw a less than full capacity. The author shares his feelings about the movie.
The gap from the rich and the poor are widening, among the citizens of the same country and as well among the nations. Unless remedial measures are taken to ensure dignity in living for the poor in the developing economies, the developed nations will continue to fight the onslaught of...
was there two weeks ago and share the grief with the French and show my solidarity with my lines!
Traffic signals cannot be missed these days in even small villages. The author narrates the evolution of the signal and how the regulation of the traffic is similar to regulation of our lives by god in his characteristic subtle humour.
I have tried to compose a surrealistic mood of a lonely walker in a dark jungle, confronted with a bifurcated path, opting to choose to forever walk and finally choosing to walk,shunning the path for freedom, which is only superficial in this world. There, a lady awaits him with smile...
We read regularly stories of strangers on the pavements, who are discarded. Though they live in abject poverty, many may have had interesting life. I have tried to portray the yet undefeated spirit of such a person.
The image of an innocent child, dead and washed ashore from a capsized ship with refugees fleeing war torn Syria, had left the world pained beyond words. The author expresses his anguish of the incident.
Political parties call for general strikes, called in Hindi as 'bandhs' at the drop of a hat. Train, flights, road transport and all forms of work comes to a stand still. A man day lost costs India Rs. 4 Billion US dollars. The author analyses if the developing nation could afford suc...
A few people relocating to newer pastures are necessitated by their desire to live a better quality of life, but for many it is a perilous voyage on land or sea, often to face death. I have tried to give a brief summary of the meaning, causes and remedies for the vexed problem.
soldiers die, every day, guarding their country's borders, fighting wars. Many die unsung. This piece is for all those valiant soldiers who have died unsung and also reflects the mind of the mothers of the slain soldiers.
The poem portrays the feelings of the sightless persons. The feelings reflected through the mind, who has never been able to see. It is not all despair, and content too is the one who is blind.
Attaining salvation by abstaining from food is a common trait among Jains, a religious group. The courts today have banned the centuries old practice, but the judgement can be appealed against. The author iterates on the importance of life and living it fully.
Though the condition of women in India have improved, the disparity still exists. In some parts of the world they are commodities! Distressing is the recent news that 19 women were executed for refusing 'sex' jihad by the IS!
The Allied won the war today with the surrender of Japan, following dropping of atom bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan by the USA. The impact of the nuclear bombing continued for several decades, particularly for those who survived the bomb to suffer their lives.
It is a harsh reality that more than 180000 households in India are engaged in manual scavenging for their livelihood. It was a heart wrenching news in July this year. While India has residential buildings worth US$ 1 Bn the presence of manual scavengers, despite a law banning them c...
Women in parts of Northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat have to trek long miles for fetching water every day through arid deserts. The poetry describes the plight, which the women have taken spiritedly while fetch water and singing in praise of the Lord everyday.
The Chinese bourses are falling for the last three weeks, wiping away $ 3.2. Tn., which is almost 11 times the total Greek debts. This has impacted and will impact the world economy, far greater than the US meltdown of 2008, triggered by Lehman Bros. collapse. The author explains his ...
A Saudi prince has announced his fortune of US$ 32 Billion for charities. This is a welcome move and I decided to show my gratitude as a human being, towards the benevolent action of the Saudi Royal Prince. This also teaches the rich nations to come forward to even out the distributio...
Greece has defaulted in their interest payment to their lenders and a referendum on July 5th would decide on Greece's continuation in the EU. Either way, the European currency and the Union is bound to get affected, as there are more such nations with weak economies within the EU. The...
Night long bombings, many dying and grievously wounded has become the order of the day in many parts of the world. These are prompted, abetted and encouraged by political or religious leaders for their vested interests and have the hold over their followers.I have tried to express th...
The pains of slavery still haunt many Afro Americans. They were plucked and hauled to an unknown land, in an unknown culture, away from the nature and the forests, they were so used to. Families got separated, parents lost their children. Times have passed, but many still face discrim...
A famous figure, an actor was sentenced to day to 5 years in jail for a Hit-and-run case, in which one person died. The case prolonged with all twists and turns, files and important papers relating to the case missing from the court, his driver suddenly claiming to be on the wheels at...
An article has appeared in the newspapers today that a Russian doctor intends to transplant a whole new head onto a person. This is my article penned in 2006. Sharing with you!
While Europeans and the Japanese are very punctual, South Asia, and India in particular suffers from a laid back syndrome, disregarding time disciplines.
In the social networking sites like Facebook, many post their profile pictures with great leaders. of gods and goddesses, of animals, some even going for a gender swap. The author examines the issue and tries to diagonize the cause, suggesting that a true profile picture would enhance...
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