A Gift On Women’s Day!

A day observed entirely to celebrate womanhood is great and it can be a rewarding experience if one is able to gift oneself for it! Well! I don’t give myself 5 stars on the rating scale, all the same, it feels good when a book is being released on womanhood and your creative work figures in it. Yeah! you got it right. A few of my poems are being featured as part of an anthology titled, THE AWAKENING OF SHE and it is being launched on International Women’s Day (yeah! today!) by none other than Mrs. President of India – … Continue reading A Gift On Women’s Day!

Don’t Break Her Backbone!

Well! As aspirations change, the expectations of society change too. They perceive the ambitious woman (by the way, ambition could mean a desire to excel at home or at work!) in a different light. While earlier, there were chances of her being taken for granted, today, she is considered a hurdle in the regular framework of society. Her income is happily welcomed but her lack of time isn’t. The goodies she brings are fine but her sudden lack of flexibility isn’t. Continue reading Don’t Break Her Backbone!

Poetry By Indian Women…

Reading a book of poems can be taxing for most of us especially when we just want to delve into a story, an emotion and then pack up. The common stereotype image of poetry is that the poet tends to use frivolous language with soaring similes and illusionary imagery to compose a poem. But, this particular collection of poems written by nine women poets puts this widely misunderstood notion to rest. I particularly chose this book to review for three reasons. Firstly, the poems are composed by nine ‘Indian women’ – a designation that at least I share (being a poet myself). Secondly, the emotions and issues dealt with in the poems in this collection come very close to what ordinary women go through. And thirdly, the language used to convey the thoughts, feelings and reflections is fairly simple, something that a person not very used or interested in reading poetry can understand and identify with. Continue reading Poetry By Indian Women…

It’s Celebration Time for Muse n’ Motivation!

Yes Friends. I find it hard to believe but Muse n’ Motivation completes one full year today. I started off hesitatingly but once the blogging bug hit me, there was no stopping. And what a beautiful experience it turned out to be! Writing, Sharing, Understanding the View Points of Others and More than anything else, making new friends from all over the globe. I am grateful to all the persons who thought my blogs worthy enough to comment on. Thanks a lot friends. This doesn’t mean I am going to go ‘Full Stop!’ Muse will continue to motivate as usual … Continue reading It’s Celebration Time for Muse n’ Motivation!