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Poem Summary: Lovers Observed by Ruskin Bond

Lovers Observed: a Poem by Ruskin Bond Lovers lie drowsy in the grass, Sunk in bracken, swimming in pools Of late afternoon sunshine; All agitation past, they stay totally Absorbed in grass. Green grass, and growing from that place A sweep of languid arm still bare But for a lost ladybird. Anonymous lover brushes a dragon Fly from his face. Brief thunder blossoms in the air, A leaf between the thighs is caught And crushed. Love comes like a thief, Crouching among the bruised and broken clover. All flesh in grass. Summary of the Poem: A couple or say lovers lying idle in long grass. But their observed state makes someone lose the life. It is a ladybird, an insect, which epitomizes positivity, found in long grass like bracken. It’s a short poem, quite straightforward - and the poet emphasis that humans no matter what they do they cause some or little harm to the nature. In this poem, you see how lovers try to fly away that ladybird t

Book Review: Truth & Dare – The Modi Dynamic by Sanju Verma

Post the Loksabha Elections 2014, many books have been written on our current Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi (popularly known as Modiji and NaMo). His popularity is always on the rise, owing to his great work done for the country since the 2014 Loksabha elections. Well, the point is that many books that have been talking about him ‘in and out’, do not feature his work credibility in facts and stats, or say with proper detailing and depth. Those books were read by millions, but somehow sounded shallow, and wanted to take the advantage of ‘Modi Wave.’ Well, today we are discussing a book that came just two months before the Loksabha Elections 2019. It not only predicted that Modi-led BJP would be back in the power with over 300 seats but also highlighted the work done by Modi dispensation in last 4 to 5 years. Its name is ‘Truth & Dare – The Modi Dynamic’ by Sanju Verma. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 – Modinomics Unplugged , and Part 2 – The Mete

Book Review: Ivory Gleam by Dr. Priya Dolma Tamang

In years come a poetry collection that actuates you to feel everything, but somehow you feel trapped and fretted. The more you delve deeper into the world of poet, the thicker the misery dawns upon you with a burden of an amusing longing. It is not an adrenaline rush, rather a queer feeling, and we are sure that you won’t get that with any randomly picked up poetry. To match your trance, today we have got Ivory Gleam by Dr. Priya Dolma Tamang – a collection of poems as pure and fresh as mountain snow. The brilliance of poetess Priya shines throughout the book, and probably if she kept writing such stuff, she will be the shining star in the world poetry arena. Anyway, back in the book, it is an amazing book, as you know the title – Ivory Gleam – is like unveiling the blinds off the unbridled desires of human beings. To any extent, the title is apt and it means that people we come across often or dealt with every day or with whom we fall in love at some point of life are all

Author Highlight: Dr. Priya Dolma Tamang Discusses her New Book ‘Ivory Gleam’ and Stories from her Life

We are back with another author interview. Today, with us, we have Priya Tamang – the author of ‘Ivory Gleam’. Here, she talks about her journey as a writer from a young age and her latest collection Ivory Gleam. She also offers some great insights and tips into writing and editing poetry. What attracted to you poetry? As it's a trend among new young writers to write more about love and college stories?   What makes you take a different path?   Poetry chose me, not the other way round. Ironically, this was more of a fortunate happenstance than a coordinated event. As I ventured into online sharing of my ramblings, I never had the audacity to term them "poetry". I wrote, initially, as a release of pent-up emotional mismatches; later, to romanticize ideas that caught my attention. What widely got circulated as "poems" were my half-baked attempts at linguistic experimentation. You must have read many poets and their poetry - so does their work influence