#ESBookClub – Write A Short Story

Reading and Writing goes together, doesn’t it? To encourage the art of writing amongst our community, we had given the following writing prompt during our monthly Virtual BookClub meeting held on 28th Jan 2023. We were discussing the book – Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. The writing prompt related closesly to the book discussion, … Continue Reading

Euphoria

The poem is more about imagining your own distant shores, guided by these words. Feel the euphoria and live. Every time I close my eyes, I fantasize. The distant shores of mystery lands. A white mountain blazing red in the sunlight. The banyan, the fig, and the oak bow to the wise. The mingling of … Continue Reading

The Nightingale and I

A male nightingale tries to serenade migrating females and its song is often quoted as a metaphor for love, beauty and poetry. In this poem, a lover relates his yearning for his beloved to that of the nightingale’s. Both lament for their muse…sharing their woes…and craving to be with their querida yet pining for varied … Continue Reading

A Warm Embrace by Enlightened Sapiens

Imagine a cold evening with you and your closest circle of people sitting by the fire enjoying the warmth of each other’s laughter and feeling the hurt of each other’s sorrow. For some this same scenario maybe a hot beverage during the storming rains or a long walk in the park during sunrise. Basically I … Continue Reading

Let Me Grow

When you fall down, if you are lucky you will have a lot of people around you who will help you rebuild, but the version that you build yourself, is the one that helps you the most in life. This poem is an annexe to the idea of “Grow through what you go through” Allow … Continue Reading

#ESBookClub Writing Prompt – FREEDOM

Reading and Writing goes together, doesn’t it? To encourage the art of writing amongst our community, we had given the following writing prompt during our monthly Virtual BookClub meeting held on 25th Nov 2022. We were discussing the book – The Giver by Louis Lowry. The writing prompt related closesly to the book discussion and … Continue Reading

BOOK REVIEW – A SMALL STEP IN A LONG JOURNEY: A MEMOIR BY AKKAI PADMASHALI

At times when the world remains dipped in a smorgasbord of big fancy things, small steps are rarely counted. When all focus falls on rainbow-coloured pastries annually ‘coming out’ during Pride months, Instagram switching to its pride-coloured #hashtags and corporate machines jostling in a fierce hustle-culture to display their work-place ‘inclusivity,’ small acts of defiance … Continue Reading

AKKAI: THE WARRIOR

A heartfelt poem on Transgender activist – Akkai Padmashali, written after reading her Memoir – ‘A Small Step in A Long Journey’ and interacting with her on Zoom during our monthly Virtual BookClub meeting. Tonight, I had the pleasure of meeting HER!! She is amazing, an hour just passed in a blur. Her views and … Continue Reading