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I am a native of India, 79 years old. My two sons live in Detroit.MI and Charlotte NC and a son and a daughter in Canada. My grandson lives in Atlanta GA. I was born in Dwarka (Where Lord krishna ruled), had been a professor and Head, Department of English, N.A.Arts College, V.Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. After retirement as a professor and Head of English in 1994, I split my time between India and North America.

 I visited France on a cultural mission in 1989 and presented a scene of the French dramatist Moliere's La Tartuffe in Paris.I also visited UK, Scotland and Ireland. I am a life member of the World Academy of Arts & Culture and attended its convention at IASI, Romania in October, 2002 and 25th World of Congress at Los Angeles in August, 2005. I also attended 4th Encuentro Internacional Literario at Montevideo, Uruguay in April, 2003.

I have been awarded the honorary degree of Litt.D -by The World Academy of Arts and culture at Los Angeles (USA), in 2005 (UNESCO sponsored).

My poems are published in Algeria, Australia, Argentina, Canada, India, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Turkey, USA, UK, Uruguay and Zambia.


The balassi contest judged...


Blog Posted:10/23/2011 3:53:00 AM

I am happy to announce the results of the Balassi Contest.
My congratulations to all the winners.


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  1. Date: 10/24/2011 12:23:00 PM
    Thanks Dr Mehta for my placement in your contest.Learning many new forms through your contests.Congrats to all the winners.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2011 12:25:00 AM
    Thanks for my placement, Dr. Ram and for your cute challenges on short forms. Congratulations to all the winners. I read many lovely poems with the balassi form.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 12:55:00 PM
    Dr. Ram, I really enjoyed the balassi form and am honored by my placement. You had some wonderful entries and all the winners deserve congratulations. I love these challenges that give us introductions to new forms. Love and blessings, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 11:41:00 AM
    congrats to all your winners as welll.. xox ~p.d.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 11:32:00 AM
    Thanks for the 'test, Dr Ram, and the intro to a new form. I dig the Balassi muchly and believe I shall play with it some. Seems to suit my writing style, seems can handle a lotta range. Thanks, too, for my placement and lookin' forward to reading the other entries. Beauty day, namaste~N

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 9:55:00 AM
    God morning, Dr. Ram! Thank you for the Honorable Mention...it's another reason to celebrate since Poetry Soup has returned to put smiles back on all the soupers. Congratulations to all winners. Now that we are back, let's continue to write and make our light shine! I have appreciated your comments and wish you continued success. Peace and Love, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 8:57:00 AM
    congrats Dr. Ram on a unique and challenging contest with this new form .. congrats to all the amazing winners.. special thankxx for my 7th place for my entry "Bedazzled".. always enjoy creating new poetry and learning in the process my friend.. luv..

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 5:31:00 AM
    Thanks, Dr Ram - and congratulations to all the winners : )

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 4:55:00 AM
    Thanks Dr Ram for placement, I am honored. Agape, Moses

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9/30/2014AutumnAcrosticautumn,seasons,
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9/28/2014The Himalayan PinnaclesFree versebeauty,nature,
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9/25/2014Cool withdrawal from loveSonnetlove,love hurts,
9/24/2014Eyeful, Handful and SoulfulSonnetfantasy,
9/23/2014God's Kind of PoetryFree verseappreciation,god,
9/23/2014The death-bed of a dayFree verserelationship,
9/23/2014Death, a Reincarnation of the SelfFree versedeath,
9/22/2014The LighthouseVerseappreciation,
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9/21/2014CascadedFree verseallegory,romance,
9/19/2014Divine InterventionFree versedevotion,mother,
9/19/2014Behold Him, Holy is the LambFree versefaith,religious,
9/18/2014A Special MemoryFree versememory,
9/17/2014I am a 3Than-Bauknostalgia,visionary,
9/17/2014Desired TruthTetractysdesire,
9/16/2014Death is but a slumberFree versedeath,desire,
9/16/2014Anath, the warrior goddessDizaingod,mythology,
9/14/2014NiagaraPersonificationnature,
9/13/2014She Fell In Love And The DangerTrioletlove hurts,
9/11/2014One Autumn DayFree verseautumn,beauty,
9/10/2014The Lady in GloomRhymeloneliness,longing,
9/10/2014A Magical TouchEthereeintrospection,love,
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