Poems

Those Industrious Palms

Reading Time: 1 minuteArun tells us about city life, in this verse, in Different Truths. The gush of light coming Through the window, The chirping of the birds, The bell of the milkman, The yell of the newspaper man, The bustling life outside after the lull, May not bring the owners Of those industrious palms The mellow morning […]

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Masquerade

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a ballad from Sarala about the sensuousness of a woman, ready to unmask and take revenge, in Different Truths. Don’t take me for granted  She swayed her curvaceous body  Among the crowded audience  Teasing the young and old alike  With her touch, they were waiting for  Her sensual pouting lips  They dreamt of kissing  […]

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Tagore and the Indian Press: Chintamani Babu Acted like a Friend, not a Businessman – II

Reading Time: 2 minutesTagore sent his emissaries to Babu Chintamani Ghosh with a request to make some arrangement for the benefit of Vishwa Bharati. At that time Tagore was in Colombo. Tagore had promised that he would abide by whatever decision Chintamani Babu took. Chintamani Babu didn’t think like a businessman but like a true friend and advised […]

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Mumma, Never Let me go Away!

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about a child speaking to its mother, by Ritambhara, in Different Truths. The warmth of your arms defines my world The care you give is untold When you are away, I go astray Mumma O’ Mumma! Please never let me go away.   Unsafe is the world, I am unable to judge […]

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Compensations

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem about various aspects and attributes of life, by Elsy, in Different Truths. Two-in-one, bane and boon: this hyper sensitivity!   The bane is when even a word wounds, a smile deceives a silence kills!   The boon is when a word ignites, a silence inspires a smile impels.   For the hypersensitive […]

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Great Expectations

Reading Time: 1 minuteSarala talks of her dreams of better India, in this poignant verse, in Different Truths. I have a dream  I have a dream  To see my motherland bloom  With vibrant colours of love and care  A government to organise the flow  The smooth flow of the nation To see the poor are fed and clothed  […]

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To Communicate, Connect, and Grow!

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s an evocative verse from a teacher, in Different Truths. While teaching skills of communication at some university, Came across a bevy of gems, whose teacher I was to be. As they mastered skills of presentations, interviews, GD’s and CVs. I got tutored in some amazing life lessons from these students of me: To communicate, […]

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Sliver of Memories

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn inward-looking, evocative verse by Mamta, in Different Truths.  She tells us that in this ephemeral, ever-changing world, something doesn’t change.  Like migratory birds I return home to the verdant hills Throbbing pull of the native place Through continents, airports Stations, bus, and taxi-stands Swarms of people, cattle, flies The stench of urine and faecal […]

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Bolshevik: It is Hundred

Reading Time: 2 minutesHere’s a poem by Kabir, on the occasion of the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, in Different Truths. Adhered to the wall  They craved for freedom  One after another punch  Throbbing on their faces  For them it was the ease of living  To be a tamed slave  Even when they were untamed from inside  Boom! […]

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Death Announced her Arrival

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Sumita, in Different Truths.  Death announced her arrival. No silent whispers in my ears; No, the clarion call was loud and clear. My guts burnt; I hardly ate but puked. Doctors bled my wallet white; Prescribed pills rent body and mind. I’ve taken care to cook a broth A thin gruel, […]

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