Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Writings on Ghazal: Goodbye, Ghazal?

The latest addition to my blog on movies and music is a two-part series on the ghazal and why this sensitive music form is most likely to fade into oblivion. The links are provided below:

Thursday, 22 November 2012

leopard greetings!

(This poem is inspired by events that occurred during a trek with a friend on 10th November 2012. Though the creature was not seen, circumstantial evidence suggests that we had a narrow escape.) 

there was a young leopard
that morning in the sun

on hearing our joyous footfalls
it hailed out, "Having fun?"

alas, not knowing, poor thing,
that we did not follow jungle tongue

and off we ran in such haste that
the question kept hovering,"Having fun?"