Amdavadi, the Gujarati restaurant in Chennai seems to have become one of the favourite haunts for poetry lovers and muse obsessed fans in Chennai. So, here we were discussing poetry, lunch, the weather and of course, the muse with sweet Shobhana Kumar, an author and poet. An informal get together, Mr. Naidu, Sivakami, myself and of course, the chief guest of this lovely discussion Shobhana Kumar, we all dived deep into our food as well as poetry. It was wonderful reading out poems, reflecting aloud on what emotions and thoughts went into them, why we wrote poetry and how the … Continue reading Devouring Poetry with Shobhana Kumar!
We were meeting again after a month. This time, there was no theme. We could write on any topic. It was lovely reading out our poems and then, leaving it open for public perception ( read, healthy criticism/ editing). And, what fun it was! Javits read out his ode to poetry which was a beautiful performance poetry (although he didn’t stand up to do so despite our constant bickering about it!). Shyla read out a sensitive poem, a tribute to the unborn and we were moved even as we wondered about the imagery, the conflict between thought and … Continue reading British Council Poetry Reading – October 2017
I was getting late (as usual) although all things had been taken care of at home. What the heck! I was going out for an Open Mic after a very long time. Reached the venue just in time. And, was I glad that I made it! Before I delve any further about the programme I attended and performed in, I need to tell you this: Let’s Talk Life is a platform for people who wish to share their darkest secrets, display the talents they didn’t know existed or just plain spend an evening with like-minded, creative people. Not all perform. … Continue reading Right Here. Right Now. Open Mic – LETS TALK LIFE!
DAY 13 I wouldn’t want anything else but you, my love. Your presence is all I seek even if my love appears to you all Latin and Greek. Know that I love you with all my soul in part and in whole. It doesn’t matter that your body ails. I can sense your thoughts, feel your emotions. So, fret not. I want not any more than I already have. You are my life, my wife. What more can I ask for! Two souls connected with hope. #liftfebcontest #lift #literaryfairytales Continue reading LITERARY FAIRY TALES:Picture Prompt
They nailed her in. Again. Not new to the vicious game. She had been nailed in. Before. When academics she wished to pursue the world had nailed her desire. To no one she could display her aching ire. Weaving dreams in tinsel town she fell in love, was pulled down. Was the love of his life. Sadly, he already had a wife. Nailed in again! Political play, all that she could get, she learnt the tricks of the trade, had to face humiliating tirade. Nailed in again! Accusation, Corruption, Affection, Defection, she faced them all. Every fatal fall burnt her, … Continue reading TRIBUTE TO JAYALALITHA – NAILED IN
The theme for the poetry reading was ‘BIRD’ and guess what? Three birds turned up. All females. Ha! Ha! Maybe, the male birds just did not feel like writing about the birds and the bees I guess. We tarried a while before beginning our poetry session. And when we knew that the others could have been delayed or might not come due to other engagements we started off with our reading. And you know, when women get together they can bring the roof down. It is a different fact that the roof legally belonged to the British Council Library and … Continue reading Birdies Read Poetry at British Council – November Session
We had been acquainted online and had been in touch with one another for a while. We were hoping to meet too someday but did not expect it to happen so very soon. And, what a pleasant experience it was! Being a poet myself, I have always appreciated all forms of poetry but Haiku has always intrigued me because it is indeed very difficult to be able to express oneself with so much intensity in just three lines! Of course, Kala Ramesh would say otherwise, Haiku exponent that she is! Having been in the field of music, art … Continue reading Haiku and Tea with Kala Ramesh