#42. Shobhana Kumar

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Questions I ask myself If you could be equalin an unequal world,where would you plantyour feet? On a floor that slipswith alarming regularity,or a placewhere holding your groundrequireseveryday battles? Whose handwould you…

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#49. Uma Valluri

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The treasure I was sitting on A brand new car and miles to goThe year started with great gung-ho Overland drives and overseas tourThe road beckoned with its own allure And then…

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#48. Dr. Sabreen Ahmed

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Mother Tongue Blues A human, a woman, a netizen of India, A native axomiya -a goriya or 'miya',a deshi,  jolha or a baganiya I am all in flesh and blood one yet i…

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#47. Shruti Sareen

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The Preamble and Power Politics I first read the Preamble in class seven The Indian constitution seemed straight out of heavenI looked up at my mother with eyes lit brightAnd found…

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#46. Dr Archana Bahadur Zutshi

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Mitigated Response Not one or two but five of them,Caught in a limbo, it was a knock,Sudden, as the preparations were on –Of the long awaited marriage of their aging…

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#45. Upasana Das

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STARRY NIGHTS It’s the night sky andI’m looking for stars andI can’t find any butI have hope butI will be here tomorrow andAlone and single andOn the rough lonely bed…

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#44. Dr. Arya Gopi

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IS AN ECHO OF AN ECHO OF AN ECHO, AN ECHO? I echo sounds of all blind tongues of the hushed era I echo the thud of axes of all…

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#43. Huzaifa Pandit

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We remember when there was only the rain We remember when there was only the rain, nothingbut the rain. The rain chain stitched itself to our hearts till our hearts hung…

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#41. Ra Sh

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Signboards the Flood Spared 1.NON-HINDUS-NO ENTRY The copper plated roof of the seven hundred year oldtemple struggled briefly for air before going down.Hindu bubbles kept floating to the surface tilla Christian…

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#40. Kashiana Singh

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Chittrakatha - last night with her at the care ward I have it down to a sciencebut they say it is an art tooI have been shapingmantrasfrom my lips to…

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