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Ring Nebula and a Vedic Wedding

When Bakul’s daughter asked her to officiate her Vedic wedding ceremony, many choices came into picture. Bakul Banerjee writes about them.

Arundhati Roy’s ‘The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness’: A Review

THE LOUNGE | TURN OF THE PAGE Bakul Banerjee reviews Arundhati Roy’s latest novel ‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’.

A Wedding Wish

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

Rotis Served Hot

There’s something delightful about consuming rotis hot and as and when they are made. Bakul Banerjee’s poem gives a glimpse of the world of a mother, her children and the rotis she makes for them.

Anatomy of a Meditation

For the past three years, Bakul Banerjee had the privilege of performing Hindu pujas in one of the temples in Chicago, becoming an official woman priest in the US. The deafening noise created by the large number of devotees when worshipping Goddess Durga was a challenge. In this poem, she attempts to articulate her experience with letting go of distractions.

The Cloud Messenger

Bakul Banerjee’s poem is inspired by the renowned Sanskrit poet Kalidasa’s “Meghadutam”. “Meghadutam” or the Cloud Messenger is one of his short works which describes the story of a Yaksha, a heavenly creature, trying to send a message to his faraway beloved using a cloud as the messenger.

Family Maxims

Bakul Banerjee presents the evolving drama that went on in a home in a prose poem.

One Woman’s Earthly Meditation

Get a glimpse of a woman researching in a highly-specialised domain and the space around her. Bakul Banerjee writes a poem on a woman scientist researching theories of plate tectonics.

A Castle for an Ancient Settler

Early settlers in Iceland, particularly those who survived the extreme environment are fine examples of indomitable human spirit. Inspired by the basalt columns and caves created by major seismic upheavals in Iceland, Bakul Banerjee writes a poem.