Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Why a literary journal; Why a public-service media


There are seas of books, e-books, magazines, journals, newspapers and many other sources to quench our thirst for information and knowledge. All of them can  satisfy our curiosity in knowing more and more.  In contrast, life is short, uncertain and bubbles like existence. The fact that we have got limited time of our life requires us to be selective in making our choices.
 
Each literary source plays a definite role in transmitting knowledge and honing intellect. Those sources of information and knowledge which simply update us on topical happenings do not interest us as much as the ones that prod our intellectual curiosity for learning and tickle in us an aesthetic appeal for art.

The key to the fullness of life lies in striving for the harmony of the aesthetic development of senses and the intellectual growth of mind. The former makes life beautiful and the latter rational and scientific. At the confluence of these ethereal streams dwells the power of the human spirit to mother new thoughts and ideas. This, clearly, equips us for better living. Hence, we must make correct choices in order to grow in life in all manners.  Our right choices mean a definite guarantee against false decisions.

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Culture of Creative Communication


                 OUR  PUBLICATION 

             (An education and literary journal)

 

INDIA  REDEEMING--education & literary quarterly

                                                                                       Editorial

 

The Culture of creative communication



Communication is to education what water is to roots. Exactly so is literature to education. A steady perseverance in the practice of communication skill turns it into creative communication. The sap of creative communication carries intellectual nourishment to the different budding branches of learning.

Our education begins with the first interactive caress from mother much before we have attained our fair share of acuity. The mother starts to convert her ‘animal’ baby into a human being out of an instinctive sense of love and care for its proper upbringing. She spontaneously furthers to educate her baby on the members of family and the articles of
household by different means and methods of communication. She does so to establish its educative links with the family world. The child grows more articulate through the eloquence of gurgles and smiles; by gestures of approval and disapproval.  This is the most creative phase of learning in the life of a person as it has no competitors to contend with and no particular aims to achieve. It is in the later stages of life when the inborn inclination to creativity and originality gives way to unnatural competitiveness and mind dumbing simulation that a person goes bankrupt of the inner resources. The fact that a child firmly feels as a social entity in general and a part of his family group in particular is the A grade certification of its basic home education.


 As the domain of a growing child’s education extends from family to society, the need for communication also rises proportionately. It falls to the system to meet that need in an earnest way. Unfortunately, that is not forthcoming in the measure expected. Some even suffer from identity crisis throughout their life if this need isn’t met at the earliest. Likewise others, who luckily enjoy some level of the skill, may also suffer creativity degeneration if they don’t get a platform to feel and to feed their impulse of new thoughts and emotions. In that case, all they can do is leave things to chance.

Must that be so?

Not really, as the close relationship between communication, education and literature, drawn earlier, strongly suggests. We had better avail of this fund of knowledge to create the needed opportunity than always leave things to chance.

I believe that a literary journal will answer the need best, because of the unitary nature of communication-education-literature complex.

 
Accordingly, our education & literary quarterly solemnly promises to cater for all ability ranges from readers; writers to teachers to the taught, in a word, to all conscientious citizens. That will bring all concerned citizens into the fold of India Redeeming, certainly the little appreciated but top most priority of our incessantly suffering nation.

Finally, leaning on the Keats exuberance, I may exult that publishing a journal on education and literature is truly a-thing-of-beauty-is-a-joy-for-ever.
 
 
Now, that is "The Culture of Creative Communication", isn’t it? 
 
 
                                                                                                  Editor
                                                                                                            -Satyan