Calling

I wrote this poem inspired by the ecoscape of Chennai – the sounds of its birds in the morning, the feeling of fresh coastal breeze in my hair, and the process of seeking the pulse of my life through all.

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The other day, I interviewed an autumn leaf

I picked up a leaf off the ground because I thought it was pretty. Did not expect a full interview, but here’s the poem-transcript.

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Vermillion: A Poem in Honour of Durga Puja

A poem about the coming of Durga Maa, which is joyously celebrated in my home city of Kolkata and around the world.

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Mind Monsters Inc.

My mind has birthed some monsters, and I am here to share them with you. Go figure (see below): Parnika was one of my first creations, though I have only named her in hindsight – today. Parnika means small leaf; it is an alternative name for the Goddess Parvathi. She is a small leaf, the…

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Water-Forms Poetry Project: Final Poem

A poem about water-forms.

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Water-Forms Poetry Project – Part 1

Hello again, I’m back with (more) attempts at writing poetry and an update about starting Hilary Term (i.e. Term 2) at Oxford. Since I’ve been gone, I’ve been writing away for our weekly essays about everything including the lives of saints in Old English up until the modernist experiments of T.S. Eliot. I’ve taken up…

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Falling in Love – A Poem

Trees spilling with boughs of white flowers Like bright eyes, shrouded in the waxy palms of leaves I watch some fall, stolen by the breeze, I watch them fall (in love). Petals unfurling, they embrace the dusk with open arms, sprinkling the earth. Hush. Listen to them land: tiny, soft blankets for unseen slumbering fairies.…

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