A Full Circle

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It has to be a full circle to show you your face,

A mirror that reveals that hidden, dark place.

The good that rings true, plus the faults that you hide,

Life will take you on it’s roller coaster ride.

It has to be a full circle because you have to pay,

The piper you called out in your hour of disgrace. Continue reading A Full Circle

A Guide To Help You Shop

For those of you who don’t live here, a ‘COPY’ is a notebook, usually an exercise book used for school homework. Now coffee, is just coffee, but is also pronounced ‘COPHEE’ like copy, but with an ‘h’ sound added to it, because in many Indian languages an f vowel is pronounced ph. This can cause much confusion!

This post will help you get familiar with commonly used terms when you go shopping for clothes here in Navi Mumbai (and in many other parts of India), so that you are able to find what you want without too much difficulty.

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If I was God – a ‘Found’ essay

A ‘Found’ Essay

I decided to use ‘found’ lines from my own poems, using techniques for writing found poetry. More on this in my post Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

Reading a little bit of ‘Why Mummy Drinks’ by Gill Sims made me want to try my hand at a different style of writing. Light hearted, but with a message.

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Composting for the relaxed housekeeper

Aerobic composting in 5 easy steps

My advice to those new to composting is to compost small, so it’s easy, convenient, and quick. Compost just one days waste each month if that’s what works for you. Because every little bit counts.


Step 1 : Order matka biryani home delivered for dinner.

The matkas don’t have a hole at the base, so there’s no drainage and no mess.

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5 Years A Victim

The sins of the mother, come down to her son,

But how long should we blame her for what he’s become?

One year of marriage – a journey together,

That year during which we learn more about each other.

Two years to bend, and to meet in the middle,

Three to feel the need to forge new ideas and new traditions.

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Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

I had a really lovely time at a workshop on ‘Found’ Poetry this December. The workshop was conducted by Ankita Shah, co-founder of The Poetry Club, at G5A, Mumbai.

We worked on two different kinds of found poetry – Blackout Poetry and Cento Poetry.

It was a lot of fun! Interesting to see how different the poems of each participant were.

The workshop started with an explanation on found poetry, and how we were to work on our poems. And then, we got started with our assignments.

Here’s the poems I wrote at the workshop, with a brief note on each exercise. Continue reading Learning to write ‘Found’ Poetry

Teach them

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A poem about forgiveness and a skill that is needed to form long-lasting relationships amid human failings.

Forgive and forget, that’s what they say,

So you can be a fool for them on yet another day. Continue reading Teach them