Ashok Naigaonkar: The Man with a Serious Laugh

Jyotiba,  Thank you so much!         You helped her cross the threshold  by teaching her      त थ द ध    प फ भ म And it made all the difference.       Now, she doesn’t have to use her Thumb imprint as a signature. Now she can write before pouring…

In Praise of Haiku

For writers with a serious case of long-windedness, the best cure is a few doses of the humble Haiku. And for readers who have little patience with poetry, it can serve as a delicious starter, so much so that one is often left drooling for more. A Haiku is a very short poem, mostly written…

“I inherited poetry..”

I inherited poetry. Before I loved it and made it mine, it lay in those corners of my house that my mother called clutter. Those havens of disorder had been reclaimed by my father and filled with old, torn and used books picked up from pavements. My mother disapproved, but grudgingly yielded; as several of…