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

The beauty of English Vinglish

It has been more than a decade since English Vinglish was released, yet it stays fresh as ever! The strong screenplay and beautiful characterization are a perfect combination, which makes this film highly re-watchable. Also, another best thing about the film is it is ahead of its time and thus its long-lasting relevance. This blog … Continue Reading

Behram’s Boat – BookClub Review for July 2022

1. BOOKCLUB It’s virtual! YET it’s real!! The one of it’s kind Enlightened Sapiens Virtual BookClub We get together digitally, the last week of the month to discuss the book we have read that month and then the ones to be read for the next month are revealed (there are usually two choices). Hi! I’m … Continue Reading

Phantasm

As the name suggests this poem talks about an illusionary friend…a companion who is always there but not around…a Phantasm which is as real as it gets in this virtual world we are existing in! (Loosely inspired by June month’s ES Virtual BookClub writing prompt.) Goodbye to unconditional love, amigo! We’ve known each other since … Continue Reading

Life After Rains

“Who wouldn’t love rains? They bring out joy in us but the aftermath of heavy rains in reality is tough to deal with! Heavy downpour last night, My heart went lighter though! All the while when the water was logged, I found my thoughts becoming arid! City filled with roadblocks all over, People going to … Continue Reading