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Passing Away

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Shimmering lights Will fade up soon, This brightness shall not Be there, in the noon. I won’t be there To see the morn. You enjoy the days The stars, the moon and the sun. I’ll come back sure, just After a brief sojourn. Parting is difficult Don’t say goodbye… Hold my hands I’m not going that far away. Don’t bade me farewell With so tearful eyes. Let it be a happy one Smile! Stop those cries. I’ll be leaving behind All bonds, relations, all ties. Thousands of emotions shall be left unexpressed Thousands of words, unspoken….. Works undone, moments inexperienced As life fades and hopes shrunken. As life’s cradle heads to the grave And the beating heart retards.. Senses get numb, vision starts blurring out, I ponder over life and the unspoken words. I can’t bear the poignancy of parting and separation The tearing sorrow and unbearable pain. I don’t want to grieve more, Lie here and ask w
THE LAST RIDE TOGETHER by: Robert Browning (1812-1889) SAID--Then, dearest, since 'tis so, Since now at length my fate I know, Since nothing all my love avails, Since all, my life seem'd meant for, fails, Since this was written and needs must be-- My whole heart rises up to bless Your name in pride and thankfulness! Take back the hope you gave,--I claim Only a memory of the same, --And this beside, if you will not blame; Your leave for one more last ride with me. My mistress bent that brow of hers, Those deep dark eyes where pride demurs When pity would be softening through, Fix'd me a breathing-while or two With life or death in the balance: right! The blood replenish'd me again; My last thought was at least not vain: I and my mistress, side by side Shall be together, breathe and ride, So, one day more am I deified. Who knows but the world may end to-night? Hush! if you saw some western cloud All billowy-bosom&

Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

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  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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