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 Advertisements 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

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


​ 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 tooth makes me understand  God resides even in that special child.  Lord Vinayaka, Ganesh Bhagwaan, Humble pranaams  from a chastened devotee on your special day! HAPPY VINAYAKA CHATURTHI DEAR FRIENDS. MAY LORD GANESHA BLESS YOU! Continue reading THANK YOU GANESHA!

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 website Mumbai Mom. Com when suddenly, you are suggested a weird idea of writing The News This Week in verse format and you are giving it a shot without a clue as to how the readers will respond! Well, the readers seemed happy looking at … Continue reading News in Verse at Shailimar Times!