Micropoetry#83

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He’s in love…

When the sun sinks in the abyss he holds me and tells me he’s in love with my anxieties that curl around his gaze in the chill of the dark when I shiver he pulls me closer and tells me he’s in love with my fears that speak more than my lips do he grips…

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16 Motivational Quotes from ‘The Lord of the Rings’

The Lord of the Rings continues to remain not just my most-read novels but also most-admired and most-recommended books of all times. I’m never not fascinated by how much greatness and diligence; married with unmatchable creativity, is contained within its pages; no matter how many times I read it. There’s much to learn from Tolkien’s…

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Gods of the Gods – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Abhishek Roy | Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction | Pages: 292 | Publisher: Subtledge Mathias and Odin are marooned on the wasteland of Hel, trying to find a way back to Asr-Gawa. Escaping deadly drones and finding strangely familiar structures left behind decades ago, they finally embark on a journey through the deep, planet-wide turbulent Asurian ocean…

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जाने क्या चाहे मन…

कुछ दिनों सेमन आतुर रहता हैसमझ नहीं आताआखिर यह चाहता क्या हैकुछ सवालों के जवाबढूंढता रहता हैभूले बिसरे यादों सेजबरन आंखें चार करता हैअधूरी कहानियों के अंतबूझता रहता हैआदतन खोया रहता हैसूखे ज़ख्मों कोकुरेदता रहता हैकोई इससे पूछे ज़राआखिर यह माजरा क्या हैइसकी लाचारी पेदिल भर आता हैअब न तो इसका पागलपन सहा जाता हैन…

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10 Years & Counting…

No matter how much time may pass, the heart never grows old. It wants what it wants. Like today, it misses KK more than ever. Because it is his birth anniversary today. It has been listening to his songs on loop all morning. And about 10 years ago, it was hell-bent on renting out a…

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Micropoetry#82

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Unaccustomed Earth – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri | Genre: Short Stories | Pages: 354 | Publisher: Bloomsbury These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons,…

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The Voids

like a book, I’m reading you unearthing you marveling at the enigma that’s you revering every layer I peel off you but there are times the pages are stuck together the mistake is a mystery to me I end up tearing a few trying to do it right I lose track of the story so…

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There is something about words.
In expert hands, manipulated deftly,
they take you prisoner.
Wind themselves around your limbs
like spider silk, and when
you are so enthralled you cannot move,
they pierce your skin, enter your blood,
numb your thoughts.
Inside you they work their magic.”

Diane Setterfield

The Wait

it’s saturday evening I lie huddled in my blanket watch the raindrops beat against my windowpanes enjoy the sweet sound of solace but somewhere around there is a constant hum a sort of whisper a pleading that goes on to get up, escape to lose myself in the madness that’s this city quiet but not…

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15 Great Books to Read on Indian Independence Day

As we celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence from British Colonialism, there’s one question we need to ask ourselves: How much do we know about our country? Much like paper fading its print over time, past starts to fade if not acquainted with periodically. Time erases everything gradually and it is rather unfortunate if we…

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The Half Mother – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Shahnaz Bashir | Genre: Indian Literature | Pages: 182 | Publisher: Hachette India The night is tired now, the old moon, hanging in the dark sky, is tired too. It is the 1990s and Kashmir’s long war has begun to claim its first victims. Among them are Ghulam Rasool Joo, Haleema’s father and her teenage son Imran, who…

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Love never dies a natural death.
It dies because we don’t know
how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors
and betrayals.
It dies of illness and wounds;
it dies of weariness,
of witherings, of tarnishings.”

Anais Nin

Micropoetry#80

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Blue Sky, White Cloud: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Nirmal Ghosh | Genre: Indian Literature, Animal Literature | Pages: 212 | Publisher: Aleph Book Company A defenceless male elephant calf, born on the grasslands of the great Brahmaputra River, grows into a formidable tusker, journeying through the verdant green hills of northeastern India and Burma. With him, we walk through the vastness of the Indo-Malayan rainforests as…

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