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The Four Sarees

Choosing can often brew up a storm inside one’s head as is the case with this woman when she has to pick one from four sarees. A poem by Anupama Krishnakumar.

They Call Out To Me

A young person is confronted with a pile of vessels they may have to clean, and rage builds up. What does the person choose to do? Vani writes free verse.

Priorities

We are often bound to choices and options available to us on the basis of priorities at certain points in our lives. But what if the priorities change and scales weigh down our side a few years down the line? This poem by Parminder Singh ponders and seeks an answer.

The Mirage of Choice

Choice is confining. Dreaming is limitless. And yet we are bound to what we manage by the choices we make. Parth Pandya’s poem explores how choice can be a curse more often than we like.

Leh and Ladakh

Priya Anand writes about Leh and Ladakh following her visit to the region for a trek. Spellbound from the time she landed in Leh, Priya’s poem highlights the region’s stark beauty, its unique culture and the people who inhabit it and how all of these provide a one-of-a-kind experience that is cerebral, sensual and spiritual.

A Wedding Wish

Bakul Banerjee’s poem is inspired by insightful marriage hymns from Samaveda written by ancient sages in India.

Two Poems: Suffering & Schoolboy

Balu George writes two poems, one that muses on suffering and the other that recalls an incident that he experienced as a school boy.

An Ode to Lake Bellandur

Parth Pandya pens an ode to the Bellandur Lake in Bangalore that has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

The Buzzing Bee and the Busy Bee

Debleena’s poem is a social satire that reflects on our need for being constantly busy and part of the latest buzz, sometimes with consequences that could potentially be fatal. It’s told in the voices of two bees.

The Larvae

A man recalls a sadistic act of his with a guilty heart as he watches his son suffer. A poem by Saikat Das.

Vak Devi

Saikat Das’ poem describes all that happens around the goddess with the Veena during festival time.