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VOL. 4 NUMBER 2 DEC. 2005

Edited by: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Binding: Paperback
ISSN: 0972-6004
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Pub. Date: Dec. 2005
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From The Editor

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year! Welcome to Taj Mahal Review, December 2005! London blasts on 77 and Delhi blasts on Saturday October 29, 05 prove once again the brutality of terrorism. The ethical poverty caused by a deplorable loss of human values, the unfortunate triumph of consumerism and materialism, worship of money and machine- all these make my heart bleed, yet I hope the bright and luminous artists will one day find an answer to the vices of contemporary reality. What a pity that fascist and terrorist powers and values are rising in such monstrous and terrifying times! 

The recent hurricanes in USA caused the death of so many persons. On behalf of the whole Cyberwit staff I express my anguish and sorrow, and pray for peace to the bereaved families. Another tragic incident was a terrible earthquake killing a great number of innocent persons in Kashmir in India. It is possible that the carbon dioxide by increasing the earth's temperature and thereby disturbing the ecological balance, has resulted in such disastrous hurricanes. Some kind of policy is the need of the present times, so that the tragedy is never repeated. 

Congratulations to Harold Pinter (b.1930), British playwright who was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature. On October 13, 05 the Swedish Academy remarked "in his plays [Harold Pinter] uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms." His "comedies of menace" create "Pinteresque" atmosphere where the words and language are 'rearguard attempts to keep ourselves to ourselves'. 

Beware of "unfools of unbeing"! The best elucidation of this line by ee. cummings is by Norman Friedman: "people who are too stereotyped to be eccentric-people who are too dead spiritually to exist at all and who call alive individual fools" (ee. cummings the art of his poetry). 

I have found it a rich experience to read the following lines from "The Second Coming" by W. B.Yeats (1865-1939): 

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; 

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, 

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere 

The ceremony of innocence is drowned; 

The best lack all conviction, while the worst 

Are full of passionate intensity.


Poetry is the only panacea to end all the evils infecting mankind. I'm indebted to the authors and artists for their invaluable support and help. I thank all subscribers and benefactors. Without their cooperation, the publication of Taj Mahal Review is not possible.


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VOL. 4 NUMBER 2 DEC. 2005
Dr. Santosh Kumar
ISBN: 0972-6004



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Lynda M Ortiz 
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Minerva Bloom
Patricia Wellingham-Jones
Peter Schwartz
Ray Wilkins
T.D. Ruley
Tatiana Pahlen
Zabrina Carpio-Egan

Adam Powell
Martin M. Jacobsen
Michael Yarsky 
Tony Donovan

Jennifer DiCamillo
Steve Finbow

A. Alan Beck
Alan M. Danzis
Alan Jepsen 
Amie Louise Ruth Aitken
Andrew McIntyre
Andy Henion
Barbara Anton
Bob Sorensen
Boris Tsessarsky
C.S. Watts
Chloe Noland
Comateta M. Clifton 
Dave P. Fisher
David Lee Kirkland
David McLain
Eileen Cruz Coleman
Elad Haber
Elliot Satsky
Eric Tessier
Ernest Alonzo
G. K. Wuori
Geoff Langdon
Ginae B. McDonald
Graeme M Fielden
Grace Joyner
Harrison Q. Blackwood
Inda Schaenen
Jacque Turner
Jane Timm Baxter
Janet K. Brennan
Jennifer Aitken
Jennifer DiCamillo
Jerry Craven
John M. Floyd
John Cuetara
Jonathan Lyons
Julie Failla Earhart
Karen Templin
Kim Moorehouse
Kirstie Anders
Leon Barnes
Louis E. Bourgeois
Michael Hartford
Mike Pilola
Paul Corman-Roberts
Peter Ebsworth
R.G. Larsen 
Rich Hallstrom
Rich Logsdon
Rob Rosen
Russell Heller
Skeeze Whitlow
Stefan Kiesbye
Stephen Shepherd
Steve Mitchell
Sydnee Elliot
Tanya Underwood
Tatiana Pahlen
Tony Nesca
Vera Searles
Whit Honea
X&Al Danzabel

Shelagh McKenna

Adam Donaldson Powell
Alaina Macdonald
Albert Russo
Alexei Ogorodov
Amanda Dexter
Andy Harding
Ben Barton                        
Capt. Davidson
Carol Moldaw 
Charles Ray
Christopher Mulrooney
David Gregory Davies
Del Senkbeil
Delores Fisher
Dennis E Newell
Dinah Berland
Douglas Ryan Boin
Edward Hanson
Eugenia Hepworth Petty
Floriana Hall 
Geert Verbeke
Glenn W. Cooper
Henry Mascia
Isabel Guevara
Janet K. Brennan
Jéanpaul Ferro
Jerry Bradley
Jessie Erikson
Joseph Duvernay
L A Hutson
Lisa Zaran 
Louie Levy
Marianne LaValle-Vincent
Mario Susko
Michael Estabrook
Michael Fowler
Michael Lee Fuller
Monica E. Smith
Peter Krok
Peter Schwartz
Richard Krawiec
Robin M. Buehler
Rose Marie Streeter
Santosh Kumar
Shirley Bolstok
Sonya Easterday 
Sparrow Sandoz
Susan M Guerra
Susan Snowden
W. S. Mayo
Yvonne Sparkes 
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Collected Poems and Stories by Adam Donaldson Powell For his Poetry Reading in Argentina (In Spanish by the author himself and translations mostly by Maria Cristina Azcona ) 

The Crowded World of Solitude, volume 1, the collected stories and essays by Albert Russo (David Alexander)