Decoding Durga Pujo

Dedicated to the girls of the 1992 Batch of Maharani Gayatri Devi Girl's Public School, Jaipur Dear Friends You have strongly motivated me to write a post on Durga, her reverance, her attributes, the 'pandals',  her relevance to Bengal and the Bengali community. I will take a valiant attempt in keeping with the spirit of... Continue Reading →

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When poetry comments on political reality!

I recently found this poem by the famous British poet W H Auden doing the rounds of social networking sites. It is startling how the British poets have not minced words to criticise war, violence, brutality, torture, pain perpetuated by their home country. Anyone remembers the painful poem by Rupert Brooke 'The Soldier'? Though the Auden poem below is... Continue Reading →

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