Hot soothing tea with poetry trails

A twirly tweak of sunshine plays outside my window today which saw only rain, gloomy clouds and water that filled up roads, drains and potholes a week or two back.During one such day,  5th November 2017 to be precise, there was an Open Mic event (LIT) where I had to present my poetry. It was a delightful experience. Thank you Gayathri. Poetry at Tea Trails Youtube Link Advertisements Continue reading Hot soothing tea with poetry trails

Devouring Poetry with Shobhana Kumar!

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!

British Council Poetry Reading – October 2017

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

Right Here. Right Now. Open Mic – LETS TALK LIFE!

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!

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 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

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 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

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 gracious in their praise and criticism. There is no place for any kind of ego hassle or pride to disrupt the poetry readings. No wonder, only the bravest among them all dare to come for the poetry readings! Of course, we have poets who like … Continue reading Poetry Circle Meets Again – October Session