Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fade Away

My poem, published in this month's issue of the Spark magazine. Their theme this month was the 'Culture of India'. The poem highlights the dichotomy of the country - a proud nation with a rich history that we admire, yet the past has to jostle for space with the present, often ending up on the losing side. Read on.

http://www.sparkthemagazine.com/?p=2507

7 comments:

Pallavi said...

Conservation of heritage especially architecture has been a long complex debate in India where preservation with an exception of few structures has been a lost battle. That is why "4ever" hurts, hurts real deep.

Parth said...

@Pallavi: Indeed. I think some of the challenge is cultural and some simply practical. That's the dichotomy that prevails and has to be dealt with.

Radha said...

Loved it! :)

And I want to slap Ravi & Geeta!!! Find a paper or blackboard to write on, you guys!

Parth said...

@Radha: That's hilarious. I like your rant against Ravi and Geeta :)

Praxis said...

Hey Parth, how are you? Don't know if you remember me;I had gently knocked on your door a couple years back I guess. Well my guilt of 'doing nothing' but just be a Mom (although that's anything but 'nothing') has reached it's saturation level so much so that 'the ghost of the past' just bore me and not haunt me anymore. So I finally decided to agitate my demons with my thoughts and kill them with my pen, ah well keyboard!!! So I decided to visit your blog and get some much needed inspiration. Thank you. I have put a recent post in Hindi in my very dormant blog site http://www.praxisuno.blogspot.com/....see if it deserves your time. By the way I am embarrassingly technologically challenged; I know about computers what computers know about me, so I do not know how can I add you in my blog roll. Please help a damsel in distress. If you would like to be in touch then my email is katariya@gmail.com ....Saying Hi from London currently, we moved here almost a year back. Looking forward to hear from you.

HINDI SMS said...

it is very nice dude!!

Parth said...

@Praxis: Sure thing

@Hindi SMS: Thanks much!