• Monday, September 01, 2014

Literature

Published Date: August 30, 2014
TIPS ON TRANSLATIONS

TIPS ON TRANSLATIONS

There are two extreme approaches in the way one can translate a literary piece from one language to another. The first is seeking a literal translation, sometimes known as formal equivalence, in which an attempt is made to translate using the words that correspond as exactly as possible in the two languages, allowing,...

Published Date: August 30, 2014
Repentance

Baladas Apte awoke and busied himself preparing for the day. It was Sunday, and a crowd of confessors would start streaming in soon. He bathed and dressed for church. Baladas Apte was a well-known figure in the Tusughat and Panjim areas of the Konkan Pradesh. He was the assistant priest at the small village church of St Xavier's on the highway to Goa. He did not preach very often, but every Sunday he heard confessions and handed out suitable penance....

Published Date: August 30, 2014
DON'T BE AFRAID, O HUMAN SOUL!

The power thrones of today represent devil's affair, the power-hungry monsters are busy playing there. Don't be afraid, O human soul! Don't break down in tears! The drunkard of the underworld won't prevail much longer here. With injustice and wrongs black-stained is his throne, his sword is rusted with the curse of those oppressed. Painting the sky dark-yellow, approaches the monsoon storm in full power, the greedy ones are beguiled thinking, this is a beautiful twilight hour. The fire they have spread around the world, now in...