Welcome to my A-Z 2018, for which I am revisiting Africa, the continent of my childhood and my dreams. The posts are, as always, infoheavy and opinionated, but they are sectioned off - some music, the day’s topic, couple writers, a slideshow from the safaris – plenty ways to cherry-pick. So you may consume just as much, or as little, as you're cool with. Zero obligation to agree with any of my views either, feel free to air yours :)
Friday, 22 July 2016
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Hope you are having a great summer/season of fun and relaxation wherever you are.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Nope, not the usual poetry post, I'm speaking like a sensible, normal human being today. Am officially on home leave from tomorrow, which is just another way of saying 'hectic' and 'out of control' :) There may or may not be a post next week, depending on how organised I can manage to be. And if the wifi is sorted.
Just popped in here to share that and a couple of other things. One of them is this anthology here
which has 86 poets from around the world writing about love. I'm in there with some of mine. Here's the link.
I also wanted to talk about the Write...Edit...Publish bloghop which gets back on next month. The prompt is Gardens, the sign-up begins on 1st August, the postings on 17th. More details on the WEP page and on the hosts', Denise and Yolanda, here and here. I will be travelling back just then, but am definitely going to participate, maybe with a couple of days lag in the hopping. I seem to be using the word 'lag' a lot lately somehow :)
Two badges this time, aren't they luscious? and a whole lot of inspiration! WEP allows enough freedom to interpret the prompt and make it your own, and then there's the feedback from publishers and authors. Check out the pages and join in, it widens and deepens writing/creative skill sets, apart from being a whole heap of fun. Seriously! See you there.
Monday, 11 July 2016
Monday, 4 July 2016
Both my parents were born in Dhaka in pre-Partition India. I have friends who live and work there, I have friends who were born there, I have family members who visit there often - this one has struck very close indeed.