Popular Member – Poemhunter.com

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Today I would like to share some good news with my fellow bloggers, friends, and well-wishers. I am one of the 3 most Popular Members today on my favorite poetry site Poemhunter.com.

To go directly to my webpage, which has 57 poems,  click here: http://www.poemhunter.com/jasbir-chatterjee/poems/.

These are some of my more recent poems.

 

 

 

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One Happy, Peaceful Day…

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Mom & Dad…(photo clicked on a relaxed Sunday, 17 Jan.16)

Every time I look at this pic of my parents, my heart sends a grateful prayer to God  for letting us survive through so many storms and live to witness this wonderful day of peace, joy, and contentment, far away from cyclones, drought, war, and terrorists….

Safer Shadows

Delhi is famous for its historical monuments and gardens.  Recently, while looking at Mayank Austen Soofi’s photos of Lodhi Gardens clicked at night, I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I took a stroll myself in one of these forts 0n a full-moon night under a star-spangled sky…I don’t think this will ever happen though. Being a working woman living in West Delhi, I don’t think I will ever have the courage or the inclination to dare to do this. Who knows what kind of beasts lurk in those shadows; pimps, rapists, drug addicts, kidnappers looking for ransom.

Anyway, till the time this dream comes true, I am keeping  myself content with clicking pics at night in my safe, little neighborhood.

Here are some of them.

 

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See how an audacious street bulb glares at the moon in the pic below!

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Le Cafe’ Noir

I recently clicked some pics in the evening on my way home from work. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the pics. They had a look of mystery and fantasy that we generally associate with the blackness of night, very different from what the place looks like during daytime. Just scroll down and take a look.

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See how the dog’s eyes are shining like a pair of 60-watt bulbs!

 

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The elderly band-man is lost in thought, looking worried, feeling lonesome perhaps in a crowd.

Love without Chains…

 

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Photo courtesy: Suroshri Chatterjee

The year 2016 will perhaps remain etched in memory as the first exceptionally mild winter in Delhi. The stray dogs in my locality, however, have one more ‘first’ to feel warm and cheerful about. An enthusiastic dog-lover has, for the first time, taken a very good initiative and covered their backs with stylish and colourful jackets. If only we could do something similar for all those helpless people all over the world…

When I saw one of these dogs for the first time, the first thought that came to my mind was that perhaps he was a pet dog who had jumped the fence and didn’t give a damn about the comforts of his owner’s house. But when I took a closer look, I noticed that he didn’t have a leash around his neck. So, obviously, he was a free dog. Here are some more pics. .

 

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Beauty And The Beholder

You don’t need to go to fancy destinations to click beautiful pics. You can make them anywhere, wherever you are. I realized this yesterday while walking on my way to a grocery store on a relaxed Sunday. I have lived in this place for almost 32 years, but for the first time in my life I ‘saw’ with my inner eye certain things that I never noticed earlier. With my heart beating fast, I captured these views through my mobile phone. Here they are….

  1. Special House (not mine!): See how the network of wires, potted plants, and little, peeping roses give this house such a cute, lively look!
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2. Special Flower: I got this pic by poking my mobile phone through an iron railing.

 

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2015 in review

When I started this blog some time in mid-2015, I had no idea what it would turn into. After reading WordPress.com’s annual report on this blog, I felt absolutely delighted, like a proud Mom of a smart toddler!

The busiest day of the year was November 3rd with 44 views. The most popular post that day was Timarpur Greens. Top 3 referring sites were Linkedin, Facebook, and Mayank Austen Soofi’s theDelhiwalla.com. Amazing!

LONGEST STREAK: 3 days, 22 December – 24 December.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 280 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.