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Born in 1950. I have done my post graduation in English Literature. In my childhood days I was living very close to a beautiful forest with a lovely lake called ‘Allen Forest’. I used to sit in that forest for hours in the calm and cool atmosphere of that lake and in those memorable days.

I started conceiving my first poem in that Allen forest and lake itself, which I use to visit almost every day, often with friends and sometimes even alone also in my childhood and early young age days. In the field of Art I had made my initial paintings in oil colors but they are very few. I composed my first Hindi Poem in 1971 when I was posted in a sugar factory. During that time I have written few small philosophical poems only. My love for photography started oozing around 1985 when I purchased my first Yashica Camera.

My initial pictures remains concentrated on my family members and scenic beauties. In between 1971 to 2001 I was too busy with my job first with British India Corporation and then with Government of U.P as I was educating people in Foreign Trade on national level.

During this period from 1991 to 1999 I made extensive travelling from East to West and from North to South of my country almost twice in a year, which gave me a unique chance to study and understand life and nature both in general which reflects in my Poems and Photos everywhere. In 1999 I took VRS and joined a multinational company ‘Organic India’ earlier known as IITC as its Executive Director, but left it in 2001 and started my own work of educating people in foreign trade.

t was only around 2007 when I bought a new mini digital camera that Photography began to show its colors in my Photos. In 2009 I became a member of Poetry Soup accidentally, while surfing the net and that was a turning point of writing more and more poems almost every day. Even I translated some of my father’s works also on Poetry Soup. Later on in 2011 when my son gave a gift of Canon Camera that I started enjoying Photography and these Photo Poems started forming shapes in my works.Song writing emerged, when some of my poetry Soup friends commented on my poem finding some of my poems more like a Song.The seed is there in me and even in my family member’s blood, because of my mother, who was a great musician, singer and because of my father, who wrote many Poems, Epics, novels and even dramatic verse and some songs also. Because of my other family members love for music, right from my childhood as I used to hear my favorite songs many a times.

The company of a wonderful forest (Allen Forest) and the lake with the company of River Ganges, which flows right in front of my house at a little distance with the most beautiful surroundings of Agriculture University quite near to my place have played great roles in shaping me what I am today.
Ravindra


 

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How you consider Beauty leads to Love and Love leads to Peace
Blog Posted:5/19/2012 6:06:00 AM

 

How you would react to ‘Beauty leads to Love and Love leads to Peace’. Here is an interesting topic for those who want to participate in this fun and philosophical discussion. I have placed a Poem “Beauty Love and Peace” and feel that these three important words are like the foundation stone of Poetry. However, each of us may have their own concept about Beauty, Love and Peace. Even some of us may find that sometimes, it become the cause of hatred also. Your views are welcome...

Ravindra

19 05 2012


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  1. Date: 5/20/2012 12:34:00 AM
    Hello, Ravindra ;-) I feel like some of the other folks you are talking about. I was thought as a child, that love and hate are born of each other. Your topic is very interesting Ravindra, one of the best topics this week. Finally a blog, about love & peace. Can't wait to read your poem,..pd

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 11:38:00 PM
    Thank you my learned friend John for these profound and precious words, "Beauty is seldom the finished manifestation in the concept, for vanity and pride is hard to slay". These thoughts and words painted here on this Blog would continue to shine even long after the Blog is removed. Love and best wishes always..Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 9:54:00 PM
    The depth of wisdom's insight in the last stanza of your poem, Ravindra. Beauty is seldon the finished manifestation in the concept, for vanity and pride is hard to slay. Nice blogm Ravindra, Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 9:25:00 PM
    Thanks Joann. In fact I owe a special thanks to you because my Poem took shape while reading one of your inspiring Poem. Thanks for all the inspiring lines my friend. You are absolutely right "People are more likely to comment that i'm looking well when i am most peaceful. i believe feeling at peace and having peace in your heart makes you more beautiful" Love and best wishes always...Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 8:30:00 PM
    Thanks Debbie my friend. While reading these beautiful enchanting lines I was lost for a while in their charms. You have flowed here a stream of beauty, where anyone would like to take a bath to walk for ever and forever. Great quote my friend and thank you for these lofty words, which I would like to preserve as glittering gems and would wait for your precious words on the remaining two words..Love and best wishes..Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 8:18:00 PM
    Thanks Carrie. Everyone would agree with you without any doubt that "Nothing is so beautiful, as the heart of a peacemaker" you are again very right that " they were either loved, revered, by some, or hated by those who cannot find the true sense of love, forgiveness, kindness and tolerance.." There are many such wonderful examples, but that stage can only come, when we use Beauty and Love or Love and Beauty to achieve that stage, where dwells the real peace of mind and soul....Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 7:54:00 PM
    Thanks Carolyn for your wonderful words. You are right when you say "Beauty is all around us, thanks to nature, and it's a constant reminder that God loves us enough to grant us a planet filled with beauty. Wouldn't it be a better world if we could all find peace not only within ourselves, but among countries as well". I think all of us search only that beauty or love which are inter related and interdependent. Without beauty (inner or outer) love cannot attain to its height and without love beauty can never reach the stage of inner beauty. ..Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 6:13:00 PM
    The Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony In beauty may I walk All day long may I walk Through the returning seasons may I walk Beautifully I will possess again Beautifully birds Beautifully joyful birds On the trail marked with pollen may I walk With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk With dew about my feet may I walk With beauty may I walk With beauty before me may I walk With beauty behind me may I walk With beauty above me may I walk With beauty all around me may I walk In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk It is finished in beauty It is finished in beauty Anonymous (Navajo)

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 1:53:00 PM
    Nothing is so beautiful, as the heart of a peacemaker. We have had such great examples of peacemakers throughout history, and yet, they were either loved, revered, by some, or hated by those who cannot find the true sense of love, forgiveness, kindness and tolerence....as a world, we still have much to learn, and much to change. The poem you posted is filled with insight, Ravindra.

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 1:34:00 PM
    The poem you wrote is very insightful, Ravindra. I don't think we can ever find peace unless we have learned to love. Beauty is all around us, thanks to nature, and it's a constant reminder that God loves us enough to grant us a planet filled with beauty. Wouldn't it be a better world if we could all find peace not only within ourselves, but among countries as well. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 12:29:00 PM
    People are more likely to comment that i'm looking well when i am most peaceful. i believe feeling at peace and having peace in your heart makes you more beautiful.

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Thanks David. You are right David that 'beauty is mostly in the eye of either oneself or to another' but Joann is also right when she says “Inner beauty that which comes from peace, is not always instantly observable." and this inner beauty is the result of love which leads to peace of mind and soul. It is only then that the inner beauty starts showing its appearance in almost every act of that person. Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 11:24:00 AM
    Thanks Joann. You are absolutely right Joann, but the controversial question is whether peace comes from beauty or beauty comes from peace?

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 11:19:00 AM
    Thanks Tom, I agree with you 'logic and the human condition, doesn't necessarily guarantee it' and the moment you try to force or possess any of them they die. Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 10:53:00 AM
    Inner beauty, that which comes from peace, is not always instanly observable. One must look for that beauty and when one finds it, love, or friendship, grows much faster.

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 10:52:00 AM
    Hi Ravindra, beauty is mostly in the eye of either oneself or to another, love is mostly in the heart, peace is something only you can find yourself...

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 10:19:00 AM
    Thanks Brian. I agree with you that 'latter only come when the second is truly reciprocated and the first is always in the eyes of the beholder.' Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 10:15:00 AM
    Thanks Catie. You are right often it is so overwhelming and spontaneous that one gets charmed and often cannot resist to it, but the beauty which leads to love and then to peace get sustained only when it is more a quality of mind and heart instead of physical appearance only. Ravindra

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 9:04:00 AM
    I agree with you that beauty leads to love and love can lead to peace but, logic and the human condition, doesn't necessarily guarantee it. When you try to possess either they will fade and die, they both flourish in when free.

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 8:37:00 AM
    An eternal equation Ravi,the latter only come when the second is truly reciprocated and the first is always in the eyes of the beholder.Also as you say a foundation for a poet's work being so fundamental to us all.Have a good weekend.Rgds Brian

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Beauty... often so overwhelming for some of us, when we allow it to enter our hearts and mind, and then beauty must be tempered, since we are still human, and not yet divine. Love and hugs, Catie :)

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My Past Blog Posts

 
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