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Category: 2. Poetry

Fairytale – by Abhinav Lakra

Fairytale The princess is nagging The frog to sing Before a kiss “Are you kidding me” he says I have nothing for nose Nothing like an Adams apple Saying this, he spits on her face And she turns into a cricket Burdened with a broken violin Together they are now the greatest Band of the […]

Two Poems – by Manjiri Indurkar

Chocolate-dipped worms are delicious To preserve the formatting, the poem has been made available in PDF. Please click here to access. * Fight or Flight The amygdala is a small part of your brain that assesses threat, and sets your fight or flight response in motion. When the threat passes though, the amygdala calms down […]

A Woolly Mammoth on the Shore – by Aswin Vijayan

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Two Poems – by Priya Narayanan

Stray A stray thought enters my head and ambles across with the nonchalance of cattle let loose by their owner to wreak havoc on the neighbour’s farm. It tramples all other thoughts, and bites off some more that have managed to grow in the crevices of my skull – like plants sprouting out of fantastic […]

Dead Actors – by Arun Paria

Dead Actors Dead actors keep appearing on TV, no older than the morning bread. As if the episode had only been shot yesterday; its movements, oeuvre, talking points saved in memory’s freezer without remembering it’s 2019 already. Chief Inspector Morse is nineteen years gone. But Chief Inspector Morse has died before my eyes. His drinking, […]

Two Poems – by Kevin MacNeil

a’ dèanamh air an t-Seapan ’is mise an t-amadan a’ reic bùrn ri taobh na h-aibhne is mise a’ ghlaoic a tha seasamh ri taobh a’ bhodach-ròcais cò ach dearg amadan a shireadh an inntinn aige air taobh thall an t-saoghail? ach nach eil blas mì-bhlasta a’ bhùirn air tighinn air a’ bheatha seo? nach […]