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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… Continue reading Right Here. Right Now. Open Mic – LETS TALK LIFE!
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… Continue reading Rendezvous with Priya Sarukkai Chabria
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… Continue reading Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Does it matter after all? An Open Mic for feminism!
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… Continue reading Poetry Reading at British Council -August session
The spirit, suffering Is finally free. Trapped treacherously By an insensitive act of a cruel carnal desire, Losing luscious longing To a human desire gone wild, The soul slowly let go. The body brutally hurt, badly bruised Tearing through the senses We all take for granted. Four long decades of living a dead life. While… Continue reading Oh Aruna! Oh Humanity!
Just because it is a terror attack in Pakistan, it does not make the pain any lesser. It hurts to see children dying for no fault of theirs. It pains immensely to live in an age when terrorists brutally and insensitively destroy beautiful buds that were yet to bloom. No holy book, no faith calls… Continue reading Terror Knows No Other Name!
Now, they are here. Now, they aren’t! Pretty little creatures brightening my hollow world unconditionally, dead, gone forever. Swimming in a pool they made their home for me, for my family; An empty aquarium stares at me now demanding an answer for a death I feel hapless about. Was it the trauma of moving? Was… Continue reading In Memoriam
Last night the tree in our colony uprooted. With it innumerable leaves lost their lives unexpectedly. It is summer and they were hoping to spread their wings and bring into the comfort of their shade all creatures- big and small, long and short, humans and animals. And yet, despite their pure resolve they had to… Continue reading Lost Nature!
Oh ! Mother, sweet Mother Divine Every time my eyes moisten for respite from a world drenched in the dust of pain and worry You make me remember that there is still hope, that a mundane existence will crawl out of the deadly odour of spineless, meaningless banter. ----------- Oh! Mother, Sweet Mother Divine, when… Continue reading Mother Divine!