Poems

Under African Skies

I stand today calm and strong at this …
Where my mother stood years ago – worr…
Driving after curfew hours – and at br…
Stopped by soldiers on the way who saw…


Speaking in Swahili – in her blood-sta…
Men armed with guns – twice her size –…
“I have to reach the Doctor or my baby…
Each word of hers drenched in blood th…

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A Gut Feeling About … Your Microbiome

In Bio class our teachers taught us al…
From womb to tomb it never rests until…
We learnt about our cerebrum housed wi…
The king of our anatomy forever it sha…

               

 

And while science kept advancing we li…
Our gastrointestinal tract without whi…
Home to trillion microbes which outnum…
These fungi and bacteria are imposing …

 

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Mother Teresa

She didn't have a Dior dress and she l…

In her coarse blue bordered sari which…

She didn't have a Gucci bag to keep&nb…

All she had was in her heart - she did…

 

She didn't have Chanel shoes to move f…

And on the roads of death there was no…

She didn't have a figure of a supermod…

And was frail and thin and tiny, perha…

 

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The Mumbai Dabbawalla

I'd rather play a board game with an i…

Than go to Board Room Meetings and gre…

A little kid wont mince her words and …

Unlike the men in tailored suits with …

 

They use their corporate jargon to lau…

With clichéd buzzword phrases their ma…

They swirl around in swivel chairs and…

Sophisticated gibberish - there 'lies'…

 

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Happy Birthday, Mr Bachchan

"Happy Birthday, Mr. Bachchan from all…

Who've followed you since 69 to glitte…

You're the legend of a life time - You…

No matter what the genre, You've never…

 

Was on that 70 mm screen  we watc…

A 'Sholay' in our hearts was lit and w…

This sensation of the silver screen ex…

With acting so phenomenal he's always …

 

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You Are What You Eat

Let thy food be thy medicine and medic…
Is wisdom from Hippocrates which ought…
The drug stores will not tell you of t…
And the healing power of food that can…

So, if you share my passion to nourish…
Let’s fill your plate with colours tha…
Not M&Ms or Jelly beans, but food …
Food that activates your cells – like …

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A Miracle Called You

When you look into the mirror I hope y…
That the miracle in front of you is de…
10 trillion cells that function even w…
No time for them to chill out, go on s…


This treasure trove of mysteries is a …
An engineering marvel starting from yo…
Pumping life-sustaining blood from the…
Never stopping for a break – right fro…

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Once Upon a Time...

Once upon a time I told my kids a bedt…
At times they’d ask for Aladdin or Mob…
Late at night, tucked in bed they’d po…
Which took us to enchanted lands along…

While my daughter preferred Snow White…
If he cried Kreegah bundolo he meant p…
Between The Railway Children and Fanta…
We met Mowgli the Man Cub as well as G…

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