Author: Geethanjali Dilip

Silver Cloud

Reading Time: 2 minutesGeethanjali Dilip revisits the year 2017, in this evocative prose-poem, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Feet move forward much like time. So do days, months and years. Looking back according to me is to look at a reflection, as I would into a placid pond that mirrors truth, showing me […]

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Origin… Rise of a New Dawn

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe flow of a river, a day and life poignantly celebrated in verse by Geethanjali, for Different Truths. A silence overpowering sprawls lofty where life dizzies in a whiteout, Ice blue opal reflected from the heavens splinter into a million Suns and there cascades life, In her prime where all of the creation clings like […]

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Elephantine

Reading Time: 2 minutesGeethanjali weaves a string of stories and parables to invoke Sri Ganesha, in the special feature, in Different Truths वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ । निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥ Meaning:  1: I meditate on Sri Ganesha – Who has a Curved Trunk, Large Body, and Who has the Brilliance of                  a Million Suns,  2: O Lord, Please Make all my Works Free of Obstacles, Always. […]

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Lotus Island with G Strings, Major and Minor

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe El Dorado and Rome of the East, Goa was the portal of golden dreams where, Lisbon floated Azure aspirations harbouring adventurous vessels that anchored in the Arabian Sea. The Portuguese have left their flavour in the Konkan coast since the 16th century. Portuguese cuisine, music, seafaring tendencies, a camaraderie of the Mediterranean and a distinct mélange of the ethnic […]

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The God Within

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s an evocative poem by Geethanjali that operates at several layers – from the mundane to the sublime, in Different Truths. Breathe with me in your desire to imbibe the heaviness of having manifested! Come breathe in every pore that you have covered yourselves with, Layers of births and aeons that you incarnated as forests, raging […]

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From Ammu to Amma: The Iron Lady of Unique Mettle of Tamilnadu

Reading Time: 7 minutesGeethanjali, who met the cine star, Jayalalithaa, as a child, pays a soulful tribute to the fiery, feisty and the proverbial Iron Lady of Tamilnadu, endearingly called ‘Amma’ by one and all. In her pinafore days, as student of Bishop Cotton Girls’ School, Bangalore, she was affectionately called ‘Ammu’. Her long and arduous journey from […]

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Dreams

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn intense and poignant verse that laments the urbanisation. Songbirds are the romanticism, hope and light of our lives, feels Geethanjali. The afternoon fritters down in its crusty bronze brunch spread, Sprinkling appetizer dreams on fields of hope that stretch on the browns and greens, And scurrying feet feed in its aroma that smog the drooling […]

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In Time

Reading Time: 2 minutesGeethanjali identifies with nature in the evocative poem. A Romantic at heart, she talks about allowing souls to blossom in their beauty and strength. Here’s her poem of hope and tolerance exclusively for Different Truths. Take your time. I will take mine too. I am a seed that sits in the dirt. I wait to push myself […]

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The Frame

Reading Time: 1 minuteGeethanjali gives us a glimpse of ‘not such a perfect world’, a slice of urban life in this poem. In not such a perfect world, Let you and I imperfectly fit, For this Earth even as She twirled, Didn’t into calendars, perfectly sit. A give and take, an adjustment to make, When in the din […]

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