Creative Saplings <p>Creative Saplings (CS) is an International Peer Reviewed, open access, a monthly journal of English language and Literature from India. Creative Saplings has an expert editorial board and reviewers to analyze and select literary writings from the English language, literature, and criticism. CS publishes unpublished, most original, and scholarly research papers of scholars, and academicians worldwide.</p> en-US Creative Saplings A Glass of Time by Tejaswini Patil: A Study of Major Themes <p><em>A Glass of Time</em> is a volume of poetry by Dr. Tejaswini Patil, an established poet in English, Hindi and Marathi, having four volumes of poetry to her name. In A Glass of Time, she takes her readers to the inner psychological journey undertaken by her, unfolding various facets of her personality. Her theism, concern for nature, brooding over concepts like Culture and Humanity, deep faith in the power of Love, role of women in the development and enrichment of Life itself along with her deep roots in Indian culture and family system fascinate the readers. Her deep contemplation over life, relationships and humanity can be experienced through these poems. Along with thoughts, the poems are enriched with different stylistic and poetic devices.</p> Indrayani R. Kuduchkar Copyright (c) 2022 2022-04-30 2022-04-30 1 01 1 8 10.56062/gtrs.2022.1.1.1 Through the Prism of Science: Exploring the Fictional World of H. G. Wells <p>The closing phase of the Victorian age, especially the nineties, witnessed radical changes in its massive literary output. As a reflection of collective taste and stable order of reality, the novel was slowly getting marginalized by other genres that would have far-reaching repercussions even in the early twentieth century. This was the period dominated by G. B. Shaw and the Fabians, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Thompson, Kipling, Henley, the early Yeats, Housman and Davidson. Due to several socio-political and economic factors, the unquestioned authoritarianism of the Victorian age was coming to an end, though the sunlight years of the Edwardian era would continue to exude warmth for some more time for the British public. Among these writers, Wells, with his scientific humanism, and Shaw, with his Socialist philosophy, represent new attitudes to society by incorporating radical ideas in their writings.</p> Rita Nath Keshari Copyright (c) 2022 2022-04-30 2022-04-30 1 01 9 16 10.56062/gtrs.2022.1.1.2 Bhojpuri Native Idioms and Sayings: A Mirror of Literature & Culture <p>We know that the idioms and sayings of a particular region are the true embodiment of the contemporary tradition and the historical consciousness. A minute and subtle study of these sayings also show the political, social and cultural atmosphere of the society. But what matters most in these sayings and idioms is the literary and metaphorical aspects which has always been on the canter stage. The thoughts, ideas and visions of the unlettered rustic villagers are always suffused with the colors of great art, literature, and religious scriptures. The main objective of this paper is to dive deep into this great sea of sayings and idioms and dig out the pearls and jewels in the form of epigrammatic and condensed language so that the modern materialistic and mechanical world may take the lesson from the great culture and ethics contained in these life-giving sayings and idioms.</p> Amar Nath Prasad Copyright (c) 2022 2022-04-30 2022-04-30 1 01 17 23 10.56062/gtrs.2022.1.1.3 Concentration Techniques: Exploring Various Dimensions <p>Concentration is one of the most vital aspects in shaping the effectiveness of learning. It is the application of mind on a subject of any nature upon which we wish to have complete control and direct it the way we wish to. The fundamental question is how we shape our mind and train it in a systematic manner to enhance the power of concentration. If we look at the available books on the subject and different other resource materials on the techniques of developing it, we see that systematic research on scheming the level of concentration is far from satisfactory. But at the same time, great knowledge of Yoga, discovered and practised in ancient Bharata gives not only a ray of hope but complete assurance in developing the highest level of concentration. The practice of Yoga as a means have been studied along with the effect of an external factor that plays its role in our concentration. In present time, anxiety, worry, and mental tensions have become nearly unavoidable companions of students in general that result into negative impact. The lack of concentration affects performance adversely; It has a lot to do in acquiring knowledge or expertise in any given field. Present paper focuses on the various ways and techniques which are essential in improving concentration level.</p> K.P. Singh Singh Vinay Shankar Shukla Copyright (c) 2022 2022-04-30 2022-04-30 1 01 24 29 10.56062/gtrs.2022.1.1.4 Bridging the Gulf: A Critique Rajiv Khandelwals,’ Conch Shells And Cowries Reference: Love Poem, ‘Word’ <p>As an unconventional and innovative poet in contemporary modern Indian Writings in English, Khandelwal’s Conch Shells and Cowries, his first Anthology, holds him apart from other present-day writers. &nbsp;In appending such a title to his anthology of love poems, Khandelwal has rationally developed a unique style of his own. His poem ‘Word’, and others in the anthology are not only cloaked in numerous symbols and other figures of speech but are also innovative in their unique structure, form and content. In this manner, he has paved the path for a new concept of writing in expressing his ‘love thoughts,’ pertinently in singular pounding words that nail him as an innovative poet of the 21st century. Khandelwal has thus, effectively established the trend for post-modernist, futuristic poetry in the realm of Indian Writings in English for which he deserves recognition as an eminent poet.</p> Shobha Diwakar Copyright (c) 2022 2022-04-30 2022-04-30 1 01 30 37 10.56062/gtrs.2022.1.1.5