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I am a Canadian teacher, Creative writing is my passion. My early years were spent in India, and some later years in the Middle East. I am finally settled in Canada, and enjoying my teaching profession. Writing is my first passion, but I also immensely enjoy music and art. I am an avid reader from my early childhood - I read both epic and modern writers - from Iliad, Odyssey and Shakespeare to P.G. Wodehouse, to Elena Ferrante and Kazuo Ishiguro. The book which is always on my desk is Gitanjali, the collection of songs by Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel-laureate Poet Of India. I prefer expressing  my reflections and thoughts with simplicity and depth.


I write equally in two languages - definitely in English, and also in Bengali, which is a regional language in the eastern part of India. I have translated a few famous Bengali poems (mainly by Rabindranath Tagore) in English and posted them in PoetrySoup. Hope to publish a collection of translations in future.

I create videos with my own poems and famous poems from English and Bengali literature. Some of them are posted on You Tube. 

I work on a few kinds of rare art - eggshell decorations, copper-tooling and batik are some of them. 

Here are the links to my translations of Rabindranath Tagore's Poems: (Deception - Part 2)

(Banalata Sen)
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 1)
(Invention Of Shoes - Part 2)
(Sleeping Beauty)
(An Ordinary Girl)



How To Attach Pictures To Your Poems (some helpful instructions)

Blog Posted:3/27/2021 3:49:00 PM
Hello Soupers,
Some of my friends requested me to post a blog on - how to attach pictures or photos to your poems. Apparently they are having some trouble, and they are really keen on making their pages look pretty. 
Actually I asked the same questions to one of our friends, John Watt, a few months ago, and he was extremely kind to send me these step-by-step instructions. What a delight - I was successful by following his detailed instructions! 
So here are the same instructions I am posting for my friends, whoever is facing a bit of trouble!
How to Attach a picture to a poem

Note: Poetry Soup requests that we use copyright-free images either we 
created ourselves or downloaded from or (
is also copyright-free). They reserve the right to remove the image.

1. Download or copy an image to a folder on your computer. Take note of how to
navigate to that folder. Poetry Soup remembers where you last uploaded from
so it's best if you always use the same folder. 

2. At Poetry Soup, click on "Member Home" (it's the topmost link on the left 
side of the page)

3. Scroll down to "My Photos" and click on it

4. Click on "Choose File"

5. Navigate to the folder where you stored the image, click on the image,
and click on "Open"

6. Under "Brief Description of Photo", type a simple descriptor, like "sunset"

7. In the next box, select "Yes" (provided you have permission to post it)
8. Click on "Upload Photo"

9. You should see a small version of your image below. Under "URL:" copy the
entire URL (select it using the SHIFT key and arrow keys... when it turns 
dark blue, it is selected) Ctrl-C will copy the selected text.

10. When you are submitting a new poem, you will find yourself in the "Poem
Submission Form" (if the poem already exists at Poetry Soup, you can get 
to this page by clicking on the "Edit" link to the left of the poem title 
on your My Poems page)
11. Scroll down to the bold line "About Poem, Inspirational Photo, etc.:"

12. Under it is a large, white box with some icons at the top. Click on the on
in the second row that looks like jagged mountains with the sun behind them

13. Using Ctrl-V, paste the URL you copied in step 9. Click OK, and you
should see your image appear in the large white box. Complete that page
and your poem should have your image appear at the top.
Thank you all. Special thanks to John Watt - he is the one who emailed me all these detailed instructions. I am also attaching audios (after converting them to mp3), and my own created You Tube videos. If you are interested, feel free to email me. 
Take care, 
Malabika (Mala)
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Date: 3/28/2021 11:20:00 AM
This is a very useful information dear Mala as most of us here are having trouble attaching photos on top of a poem. Either the photo hides the poem or it becomes too large or too small. Anyway there is adjustment there on the dimension of the photo. Good job dear poet!
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 3/28/2021 12:21:00 PM
Dear JCB, I am delighted if this post is useful for anyone. I am sure, you guys are all tech-experts! Love~ Mala
Date: 3/27/2021 5:32:00 PM
gosh will have print this off!!! Nice work, Malabika. I am sure it will be helpful to some here. I know Google images are easy to put on!! John Watts is SO helpful.
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Date: 3/27/2021 6:22:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. John Watts is one incredibly kind person! I am delighted if this helps anyone! BW ~ Mala

My Past Blog Posts

Translations From Nobel-Laureate Poet Of India
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How To Attach Pictures To Your Poems (some helpful instructions)
Date Posted: 3/27/2021 3:49:00 PM
My Contest - Moments Of Reflection (Haibun)
Date Posted: 3/26/2021 7:36:00 PM
My Contest - I Remember
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An Experience Of Faberge-inspired Rare Eggshell Art (Video)
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Deception - Translation from Rabindranath Tagore
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Books, Art, Food - My Dream Vacation
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A Sleeping Beauty - Translation From Rabindranath Tagore
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Childhood Memories - A Poetic Inspiration
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Translation From Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel-Laureate in 1913)
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A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration - Part 2
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A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration
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