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o almighty

In the grandeur that the firmament boasts of, In the majestic glory that the trees show of, In the ancience that these monuments relate to, In all these numerous manifestations, O God I find you. In the undaunted pride that a lion displays, In the heroic tales that every culture reverberates, In the lore of love of every land, I feel you there; there you stand. The crimson pink of today’s setting sun, The bluish hue of tomorrow’s morning dawn, The natural landscape’s green beauty, All echo your presence, O almighty.

PARTING

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Neither can one see, nor can one hear, What the future does bear. He plans, He destines, loves too and does keep. But no mind can ever conceive, What awaits for the ones, His dear. What hope can I have, so, Leave everything for tomorrow. Indeed, the time has come too sudden, To say goodbye. The ruling destiny Never lets you dominate; But memories, how can they ever die? Bitter are the plays of fortune And sweet are the little merry moments, The ones that keep life tuned. Pits and falls, ups and downs, Laughter and laments. Yet future knows we shall meet Perhaps, on your or my birthday treat! And as does approach the farewell day, I know not what to say, My thoughts seem to cloud, And there’s a hazy vision all around, Yet, I have memories with me And you do have contact, live with glee. Still, when metres turn into kilometres, Kilometres to miles, More and more do I see you Your tears and your smiles. When my vision f

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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