Yearly Archives: 2012

Common Clay

A haiku by Stacy Wiebe We’re not fashioned from diamonds or opals, but clay warm with divine breath.  I snapped this photo of my son participating in a hands-on sculpting activity at Government Museum, Chennai.

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An ideal Indian woman?

By Kavitha Emmanuel | Director, WOW We often conclude that our worth is based on what we do or how we look. And for many of us, especially women, what we see in the mirror – or what we think we see in the mirror – shapes much of our identity. Added to these notions […]

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Runner Up poem entry in the 2009 Contest

A Lullaby for Yamini* – By Susan Philip The Sleep Fairy’s coming my little one, She’ll stay for a while, my pretty one, She’ll bring sweet dreams to your jet-bright eyes, And sing you the loveliest lullabies. Sleep, little Yamini, my life, my light, Sleep, little Yamini, queen of the night, The Sleep Fairy’s near, […]

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Winning poem entry in the 2009 contest

Good Mothers by Saudha Kasim Good mothers obey the old crones who hang By the windowsills, staring into low-ceilinged, dark rooms. Toothless and ashen-skinned, they suggest remedies: Rose water, milk, honey, jasmine, powdery sandalwood. Good mothers, pregnant and blooming, bathe in all that and Listen to their mothers echo the interfering old crones. The ones […]

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