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Author Archive: Shail Raghuvanshi

LITERARY FAIRY TALES:Picture Prompt

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 …

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TRIBUTE TO JAYALALITHA – NAILED IN

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 …

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Birdies Read Poetry at British Council – November Session

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 …

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Haiku and Tea with Kala Ramesh

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 …

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Poetry Circle Meets Again – October Session

It was that time of the month. Poetry reading time!  So, we gathered to read, to understand, to appreciate, to improvise. What makes the Poetry Circle readings at the British Council different from other poetry reading events is that here, the poets lay bare their wares and then,  the poems are scrutinized, with fellow poets …

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THANK YOU GANESHA!

​ Oh! Lord Ganesha, your long elephantine trunk blesses me limitlessly; those big flappy ears of yours – “Listen” they say, “talk less; forget the ‘I’, the ‘Me’. That precious ivory tusk which you broke to pen an enormous mythological tale still stands true teaching me to make good with what I have. That broken …

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News in Verse at Shailimar Times!

It just fit. Shailimar Times! Out of the blue! Never thought of writing news in verse. But, here I am doing it. And, a regular weekly column at that. I need to thank my dear friend Sonia Rao for being so adventurous and trusting of me. Just imagine! You are the Editor of a famous …

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Rendezvous with Priya Sarukkai Chabria

When I saw a foreigner with a hat placed perfectly on her head and a long stylish chain dangling from her neck, lipstick and eye liner in place, I least expected the person to be the one I was to be meeting along with Sivakami on 9th August, 2016 at Amdavadi, T.Nagar. I had met …

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Does it matter after all? An Open Mic for feminism!

Saturday 6th August, 2016, an exciting theme event beckoned me. It called for poetry presentation on the topic of beauty and the pressures of looking good in society. And yeah, you got it right – it was about women! Apart from the theme that interested me, the fact that certain speakers were also going to …

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Poetry Reading at British Council -August session

A pleasant evening, the first Wednesday of the month, time for the regular schedule nay tradition of Poetry Reading at the British Council Library. It is something we poets in Chennai who are part of this religious poetry readers group look forward to every month, especially for the ones who come from afar only to …

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