Lakshmi Bayi

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Navarathri Winter

If love was just that thing communicated in silence A sculpture made of dewdrops and dreams And tears kissed away...

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Triumph in loss

I lost my confidence in myself as a warrior who defeated Indra I lost my army, my kinsmen, kingdom Along...

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Devi

Devi Kanha! Milking the cows was devotion to you The Milk my Naivedyam for my ever hungry Lord The clank...

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Till next birth, my love

The same Sun that clambers up The East and slide down the West to unfailing pop up the next dawn...

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SREE RADHA

Who would call it wrong ? This beating of the heart like a thousand kettle drums My mad search for...

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Vrindavan

All Vrindavan was just A backdrop for You And Your various loves   The absorbed love of Yashoda The quiet...

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Migrant Musings

This is a country for the rich whose work we willingly do The summers are so hot We inhale the...

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Migrant Pain

My father, reeking of sweat and liquor Beat up my mother and my sisters Reserving just a shove for me...

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The Demon

In the land where cows are revered I was the bull, used as a stud for long and then castrated...

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Ode to Ma

Ma Kali, everything was just You And though people liked to refer to You With different names I learned my...

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Radha and Krishna: The beginnings of eternal love

Krishna looked at the dead and valiant Yadavas piled one on the other. Samba’s aborted embryo had mutated to a...

Sutapa Sikdar's emotional post for late husband Irrfan Khan.

An ace actor who was also a Gentleman

Irrfan Khan was able to show the magic of his acting not just through his eyes but his voice as...

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Song to Covid

Whether they made you Deliberately mixing particles Or you came into being Just like that, it does not matter now...

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New India must move far away from its tragic past

More than 70 years after Independence from a foreign power, we are still floundering about in waters muddied by warring...

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Goddess of wealth: Relevance of Lakshmi to our world

The goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, quite like the element of water from which she was born, requires circulation. Wealth that...

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Tradition must not be ignored at Sabarimala

India has all too few written records and even less respect for its ancient history.   Emotions are running high...