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Set Sail

By Somali K Chakrabarti Image Source A lull after storm in a turbulent sea redolent of a wily conspiracy – Stuck in a land of desolation within a cavernous space, holding their breath they wait for tempest to abate Choppy waters must come to rest – before the vessel takes off and sets the sails   © Somali K Chakrabarti, 2016  

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Mixed Bag

Rexit : Goodbye RBI Governor Rajan

By Somali K Chakrabarti   The economy was in tatters, inflation was sky high When, Raghuram Rajan was placed at the helm of the RBI While the nation swooned on his charm he had to prove his mettle, walking on a rope tight challenges were aplenty; he put up a tough fight –   His actions bore the fruits – the situation is no longer fragile Inflation has halved, reserves have swelled, and currency stabilized, It was but natural that people were keen that Rajan would hold his second term on the Mint Street, for a time window in which the economy would completely heal   Yet as he bids goodbye, the send-off is left unexplained People are upset, feeling the sting and pain As a few in the power seats glee, and corner his credit It seems that perhaps he refused to play the game For the whims and fancies of some, merit loses yet once again   The exit of Raghuram Rajan as the RBI Governor has left people shocked. Yu can find the article on ‘Why Rajan’s exit has people worrying’ on this link on Eonomics Times   http://goo.gl/Y5B84m     If you like this post, please consider following the blog.   Please like,…

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Feline Quotes

By Somali K Chakrabarti   “God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger.”  ~ Joseph Mery Sometime back, I had written a post on ‘Po’ – The Little Kitten. It happens so that the playful kitten Po, now grown up by a few months,  has landed up at my house, and is keeping me on my toes.  As we are adjusting to each other’s presence, most of my time now goes in watching its antics. The kitten has peculiar habits with strange feline ways of communicating and emoting. There is a silent mystery about the creature as it disappears within the flash of a second and sneaks into the weirdest corners of the house, finding a new place to hide every day. At other times, it makes itself particularly endearing by playfully rolling on its back and rubbing its head on our feet and purring, on being petted. It butts its head, suddenly comes running and bumps me, sits on my desk, does high five, stares continuously and then blinks, curls up and sulks when scolded.  Going by the saying that when a cat bumps you and rubs against you, they “claim” you by leaving a bit…

Micropoetry
Micropoetry

Gestures

By Somali K Chakrabarti Jingling anklets flicking fingers, shifting glance, moving in tandem –  sea of emotions in a lavish spectacle of dance . © Somali K Chakrabarti   Kathakali, the classical dance form of Kerala, originated in the 17th century, though the roots date back to 1500 years ago and lie in the ritual folk dances and dance dramas of Kerala. Characterized by ornate makeup and fanciful costumes, the dance drama form blends dance, drama, mime and song to depict stories from Indian epics. The body movements of Kathakali are influenced by Kalaripayattu, the early martial arts of Kerala. In an excerpt from the novel ‘Arjun Without a Doubt‘ by Dr Sweety Shinde,  Arjuna, of Mahabharata, draws parallel between dance and martial arts. ‘I would never regard dancers with disdain; I now know what efforts and grueling hours went into excelling in it. Archery and dance, both required an equal amount of dedication and dexterity; timing and tempo; elegance and concentration. Both required rhythm and restraint. War-dance had its rhythm too. ‘ The dance form makes extensive use of  the facial gestures such as movement of the eyebrows,  eye-balls and the lower eye-lids than any other dance style. Performers enact the story using hand gestures, facial expressions and…

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