Setting Creative Buds on Fire at Zaitoon!

“The goal of my presence in the world is to make it possible for everyone to write poems. And not just that. The happiness. The answer.” Robert Kelly, Going To The Poem We had already had our monthly poetry reading at British Council but Sivakami and I, over a detailed discussion felt that we needed to read other writers, poets (for now). How long were we going to write our poems, read them, look at them from our Poetry Circle’s critical angle, make creative modifications and then, idly wait for the next poetry reading session the next month?! That is … Continue reading Setting Creative Buds on Fire at Zaitoon!

Is Social Networking making us socially disabled in the real world?

This year had me receiving some extra birthday wishes. Usually, people who know me personally wish me by mail or by phone. But this time, unusually, I had a shower of good wishes. So, how did people suddenly realize that I had grown a year older?  Yes, you got it right – Social networking. All these extra wishes were from people  I had traced over the past few months on the internet or, who had traced me and we were connected via some of the innumerable social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, etc. Some were mere acquaintances. We did not … Continue reading Is Social Networking making us socially disabled in the real world?