Poetry

WHICH OF THESE WILL LAST?

‘IGNITE-from within the confines-‘ was an online art and poetry exhibition curated by Deepa Gopal. I was paired with artist Ahlam Abbas from Lebanon and I composed five poems for her transcendental art pieces. I present one of the poems titled WHICH OF THESE WILL LAST? which compares love in two conditions of the lockdown- …

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Tinted Glasses

I see the green of jealousywalk into the room surreptitiously,glinting malevolence rumbles her insides;wary and leery I steal away,to bump into a melancholic grey. ‘Hello there!’ it smiles wistfully‘I’m called melancholy!’Long alleys of despondency writ on its face,a phantasm of drudgerymethinks has overstayed. So, I move on to yet another avenue,to be ushered in by …

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A Hundred Quills- Behind the Scenes & The Journey Ahead

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living…”                                                                ─ Shannon L. Alder A Hundred Quills is turning two next week. And this one is a huge personal milestone for me. From just about two readers (or followers as they are popularly called) to almost four hundred (394 at …

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IWSG- AUGUST 2020 (Did the form find me?)

It’s the IWSG day once again! Time’s a Bugatti, isn’t it? I love the IWSG. It’s an awesome place to learn and grow; a support group where you can reach out to better your craft. The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your …

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Papa & I- Not a Book Review

Last evening, I read Pooja Priyamvada’s eBook ‘Papa & I’. Registered under Blogchatter’s eBook Carnival, the book offers perspectives on losing a loved one to death. A combination of few prose pieces, twenty-eight poems and certain random notes, it is dedicated to the author’s late father, who she fondly remembers in the book.It is hard …

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Blogchatter Ebook Carnival- Dots and Streaks (Book Review)

Life’s principles are subjective. Yet, if viewed stoically, the philosophies of life apply to all and sundry. However, it needs the heart of a poet and a great emotional connect to visit life the way Ellora Mishra does in her debut book of poetry, ‘Dots and Streaks’- a collection of twenty-six pieces of writing. About …

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शोर

अंग्रेज़ी में एक कहावत है, Grass is greener on the other side. दूर से जब हम क़ामयाबी और प्रशंसा को देखते हैं तो वो ताजमहल प्रतीत होती है। मगर पास आने पर वो कामयाबी सिर्फ एक खूबसूरत मक़बरा बन कर रह जाती है। उसका मधुर सा लगने वाला संगीत शोर बन जाता है। ऐसे ही …

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EBook Launch

Dear friends The hysteria on Twitter doesn’t seem to be dying out today because it is the Blog chatter Ebook Carnival! Unlocked- Historical Tales in Verse my debut book based on the A to Z Series 2020 is enlisted right there and is available for free download for a short period. So, what are you …

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Blogchatter A to Z Challenge 2020- THEME REVEAL

April is around the corner folks and the Blogging World is gearing up for yet another A to Z Challenge 2020. Last year, I had jumped in at the nick of time, without a theme and without preparation, and had landed up burning the midnight oil. But what a time I had! I found some …

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मैं इश्क़ हूँ

सच मे,तुम्हारी कसम,चाँद को हथेली पर रख सकता हूँमैं इश्क़ हूँकुछ भी कर सकता हूँ!तारों की बारातसजा सकता हूँबिंदु से तरंगेउठा सकता हूँमन को आतुरकर उसकी थाह लेता हूँमैं इश्क़ हूँइन्द्रजालों में पनाह लेता हूँ।मैंने आसमान को लाल भी रंगा हैपंखों के बिनाउड़ने का स्वाद भी चखा है,फीकी खिचड़ी को भोज बताया हैमैं इश्क़ हूँमैने …

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