Poems

Ode to Devi Durga

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhich Durga we should worship, asks a little girl. Sutapa pays tribute to the mortal Durga and the Goddess, in this verse, in Different Truths. ‘Durga Puja?’ My little Juhi asks And giggles, ‘Will we worship our Durga? She, who sweeps and swabs our home?’   I look at her five-year-old innocence And wonder… Is […]

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The Mother

Reading Time: 1 minuteShail invokes Goddess Mother Durga, in a verse, in Different Truths Mother has come home visiting her children like she does every year for nine days in various forms and hues – the epitome of power, compassion, and love. All-encompassing I see her in everything, every day – in the largest of occurrences, in the […]

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South Indian Actors in Politics; UK Bans Uber; Jack Ma Promises Moon; Booze & Aadhar; Tim Cook on Social Issues; Faux pas by Rahul Gandhi

Reading Time: 3 minutesHere are six news last week that caught the attention of our columnist, Shail. She verses about two prominent South Indian actors rooting for Arvind Kejriwal and PM Narendra Modi. Uber is banned in the UK, Jack Ma, a Trump supporter, promises the moon to Americans. If you are in a pub in Hyderabad be […]

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Nourishing Night

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poem, by Arun, in the tradition of the Romantics, wherein the poet’s love for the night, in Different Truths, is invigorating. The myriad conversations I hold with you, amidst Howling of jackals, Croaking of toads, Whispering of the wind, Tell you of my day’s tale, Pleasant or not so.   The growing moon’s […]

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There and Back Again: A Poetic Journey Breaking Boundaries

Reading Time: 3 minutesSufia interviewed Vaijayantee Bhattacharya during the recent launch of her book of poems, Mosaic Vision, exclusively in Different Truths. Hometown, birthplace, motherland/ fatherland; these words hold special significance in the life of any individual. No matter where one lives in this world, a very special corner of the heart is bound to be drawn towards […]

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There is a Mad Girl in Me

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn intense poem by Olaitan, wherein the poet wants to break shackles. Here’s a protest poem, in Different Truths.  Sometimes, I just want to run out Of this world, Far away  From these echoes… Far! Far away From these haunting shadows, Mouthless voices, And tempting demons. These tongues whip me! I host demons in my […]

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It is you

Reading Time: 1 minuteA poem by Elsy that celebrates the innocence of babies, in Different Truths. The tiny tot saw her snapshot at month three and cooed, ‘look, baby brother!’. Mom said, ‘no honey, it is not baby brother, it is you, when a babe’. To see if she got it right mom asked, ‘Who is the babe […]

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The Letter

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an intense poem by Olaitan, her last wish to her fellow-beings, wherein she speaks of the Judgment Day, in Different Truths. When The gate Of Jerusalem swallows My spirit before dawn, And The breeze of Celestial realms Fill my mortal body, When The grave Awaits my flesh To fill its mouth, When You hear The […]

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Woes of Yesterday

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnoucheka warns us of yesterday’s woes that’s past and is gone, in this evocative poem, in Different Truths. Yesterday’s woes should be left where they are In a reality which has already disappeared Meant not to be dug up Meant not to be sought for Yesterday’s woes should be forgotten As if they had been […]

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Do not breathe in Ragged Breaths

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative, spiritual poem by Mary, in Different Truths, that seeks answers from the soul for humanity. Do not breathe in life in ragged breaths as though your battle scars cloak you in darkness. For they are the light that beckons you from the depths of your humanity… Begging you to succumb to their […]

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