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Creative writing is my passion from a young age. After spending many years of teaching as profession, finally I am devoting myself to my passions - Writing, Reading, Singing, and Art.

 My early years were spent in India, and some later years in the Middle East. I am finally settled in Canada. Writing comes first, but I also learn, practise and enjoy music and art. I am an avid reader from my early childhood - 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 spiritual songs by Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel-laureate Poet Of India.


Poetry is an expression of thoughts, feelings and reflections. My life-experiences get expressed in my poems and short stories. I prefer expressing  my reflections and thoughts with simplicity (try to avoid verbiosity) and depth, but poetic flow and elegance are my goals. At present I am working on a memoir which covers my family's history and my life in three different countries with rich and varied cultures. 


I write equally in two languages -  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 on PoetrySoup. Hope to publish a collection of translations in future.

I create videos with my own poems and poems by famous writers, and also create audio-books from English and Bengali literature. I post them on You Tube, where I have created my own channel.

Channel URL for You Tube

I work on a few forms 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)
Below is a link to my YOU TUBE Channel. You may subscribe to this channel, where I post recitation of my poems, poems from Rabindranath Tagore, and also songs (rendered by myself) composed by Tagore. Please click on my picture at the bottom of the video - you will find my channel. Channel URL is at the bottom of this post.

Channel URL for You Tube



"MERSE - Beauty Of Fall" Contest Results Finalized

Blog Posted:9/24/2021 5:00:00 PM

Dear Soupers,

MERSE - Beauty Of Fall - contest results are finalized.

All poems are unique and amazing! Congratulations to all participants. And very impressive - everyone followed rules - ha ha - of writing dates, contest and sponsor’s name at the bottom.

Thank you all again. Take care. Best wishes to all of you ~




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Date: 9/28/2021 11:09:00 AM
Mala, thank you for this wonderful contest, contest theme and the opportunity to explore a new poetry form. Many thanks for my placement and congratulations to all the winners! Hugs and blessings dear friend!
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Date: 9/28/2021 11:36:00 AM
Thanks, Sam. I am honoured to have so many talented poets participate. Love and hugs ~ Mala
Date: 9/26/2021 1:25:00 AM
Many thanks for my placement, my congrats to all the winners:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/26/2021 3:12:00 AM
Thanks, Jan, for your participation. I feel honoured.
Date: 9/25/2021 8:17:00 AM
Mala, thank you for sponsoring the contest and thank you for my placement. Congratulations to all your winners.
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Date: 9/26/2021 3:11:00 AM
Thanks, Marilene, for your participation. I am honoured.
Date: 9/25/2021 7:44:00 AM
Mala, I loved your Merse form that you had us try. Thanks so much for my win and for hosting such a nice contest. congrats to all your winners.
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Date: 9/26/2021 3:10:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea, for your participation. I feel honoured to have so many talented poets participate.
Date: 9/25/2021 7:29:00 AM
Mala, thank you for the contest and inspiration, I loved your form Merse and congratulations to all your winners ~ love and serenity _Constance
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Date: 9/26/2021 3:08:00 AM
Thanks, Constance, for your participation. I am honoured.
Date: 9/25/2021 5:42:00 AM
Thank you so much for my placement, such a fun write. Congratulations to all the winners
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Date: 9/25/2021 5:45:00 AM
Thank you, Eve. Your participation is very much appreciated. Love ~ Mala
Date: 9/24/2021 5:05:00 PM
Thank you for sponsoring this contest with your amazing newly created form. We had fun with words. I am humbled for my placement…More power on your creative endeavors. Congratulations to all the winners.
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Date: 9/24/2021 5:09:00 PM
Thanks, JCB. You are very kind. Our goal in these contests is to get inspired, and have fun with words and forms. Love ~ Mala

My Past Blog Posts

Translations - Empowering Women In Nineteenth Century India
Date Posted: 10/14/2021 3:32:00 PM
"MERSE - Beauty Of Fall" Contest Results Finalized
Date Posted: 9/24/2021 5:00:00 PM
MERSE Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 8/31/2021 4:07:00 PM
Results Finalized For Contest - A Tender Moment From Childhood
Date Posted: 7/1/2021 4:31:00 PM
My "Sunflower" Poetry Contest - A Few Words
Date Posted: 5/21/2021 9:34:00 AM
Translations From Nobel-Laureate Poet Of India
Date Posted: 4/12/2021 4:20:00 PM
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
Date Posted: 3/8/2021 4:02:00 PM
An Experience Of Faberge-inspired Rare Eggshell Art (Video)
Date Posted: 2/7/2021 6:08:00 PM
Deception - Translation from Rabindranath Tagore
Date Posted: 7/26/2020 5:45:00 AM
Books, Art, Food - My Dream Vacation
Date Posted: 7/12/2020 5:36:00 PM
A Sleeping Beauty - Translation From Rabindranath Tagore
Date Posted: 6/30/2020 6:16:00 PM
Childhood Memories - A Poetic Inspiration
Date Posted: 6/22/2020 7:22:00 AM
Translation From Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel-Laureate in 1913)
Date Posted: 6/12/2020 6:20:00 AM
A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration - Part 2
Date Posted: 6/5/2020 7:54:00 AM
A Rare Art, A Poetic Inspiration
Date Posted: 5/29/2020 5:29:00 PM
Mala's Space
Date Posted: 5/24/2020 7:14:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
10/19/2021 I Love You Free verselove,soulmate,
10/18/2021 Drizzle Of Rain Free versebird,love,rain,
10/17/2021 Your Garden - Translation Free verseflower,garden,sea,
10/15/2021 Night Visitor Haikunight,silence,
10/11/2021 Freed From My Shackles - Translation From Tagore Free versefreedom,women,
10/11/2021 Home, Sweet Home Free versepoverty,sorrow,
10/10/2021 Life's Crushed Roses Versedream,life,uplifting,
10/8/2021 Thanksgiving At Granma's Nursery Rhyme Rhymefamily,thanksgiving,
10/6/2021 Never Forget Rubaiyatlove,nature,
10/5/2021 Missing You Free verselove,romantic,
9/30/2021 Something Old, Something New Free versechildhood,first love,love
9/28/2021 Bring Me Home Rhymechildhood,memory,
9/27/2021 Quest Free versehistory,life,peace,
9/24/2021 Pathos Free versememory,pain,
9/22/2021 Obsession Free verseart,books,passion,
9/22/2021 Ocean Free verselonging,love,ocean,
9/19/2021 Dear Me Free verselife,nostalgia,
9/17/2021 Meandering Free verselife,river,
9/16/2021 A Garden Beckons Free versegarden,remember,
9/16/2021 Like A Peacock POTD Free verseemotions,love,
9/14/2021 Queen Of Jhansi Free versecourage,love,
9/14/2021 A Mystery Free verselove,
9/14/2021 Hello Again, September Free verseautumn,seasons,
9/12/2021 Keepsake Free verselove,memory,
9/8/2021 Illusion Free verseallegory,imagination,
9/6/2021 Harmony Alliterationbird,nature,
9/5/2021 Last Sigh Free versedeath,love,
9/4/2021 A Highly Debated Issue - Carolyn Devonshire Quatrainlife,sorrow,
9/4/2021 Autumn Leaves Sigh Kimoheartbreak,sad,
9/3/2021 Light Aglow Versenature,sky,sun,
9/2/2021 Fall Ambrosia Haikunature,
8/27/2021 Gleeful Footlenature,poetry,
8/22/2021 Cadence Of A Seashore Free versenature,sea,
8/21/2021 Twilight Pink Haikumoon,nature,
8/21/2021 Pink Moon Haikumoon,nature,
8/20/2021 Star In My Constellation Prose Poetrysky,star,
8/19/2021 I AM That Girl : Postscript To My Bio Listlife,memory,
8/18/2021 Wings Of Imagination Free versecolor,sky,
8/16/2021 Fantasia Twenty-One Imagismallegory,bird,
8/14/2021 Moon Glistens Haikumoon,night,
8/14/2021 Tangerine Dreams Imagismnature,sun,
8/13/2021 Footprints Carolyn left Senryuhappiness,memory,
8/12/2021 Nightingale Haikubird,song,
8/11/2021 Poem For You Verselove,poems,rose,
8/11/2021 Oasis At Heart Of City Prose Poetrynature,solitude,
8/11/2021 Homecoming Birds Alliterationbird,nature,
8/10/2021 The Writer In Me Wants You To Know Free versehow i feel,poetry,
8/9/2021 Dewdrops Versenature,
8/6/2021 Waterfall Of Kindness Haibunlove,memory,
8/6/2021 Holding Back Tears Free versehome,memory,
8/2/2021 A Moment Of Tranquility Imagismnature,sea,sun,
8/2/2021 Tapestry Of Dreams Haikudream,nature,
7/28/2021 I am who I am Bioi am,life,
7/24/2021 Tapestry We Weave Rhymeimagination,nature,
7/22/2021 Sun Inspires Free versenature,sky,
7/22/2021 Chimes At Crimson Twilight Free versebeach,memory,muse,
7/15/2021 Imagination Verseimagination,
7/14/2021 Rain Whispers Free verselove,rain,
7/12/2021 I Sighed Free versepoverty,sad,
7/11/2021 Again Haikulove,memory,
7/11/2021 Love Again Verselove,rain,
7/8/2021 Where Did You Go, My Brother - Translation Free versebrother,loss,love,sad,
7/7/2021 Miraculous Earth - EL Haikuearth,nature,
7/6/2021 Ocean Is The Mirror Versenight,ocean,
7/5/2021 July 5 Haibundeath,sad,
7/2/2021 Bird In Tranquility Imagismbird,nature,
6/29/2021 Moment To Grasp Free verselonging,love,
6/18/2021 Strikingly Beautiful Free versenature,
6/4/2021 Invisible Enemy Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
6/4/2021 Nature's Endless Gift Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/27/2021 Tangerine Reverie Free versefantasy,imagination,
5/26/2021 Believe In Dreams Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/24/2021 Whisper Free versefeelings,love,relationshi
5/21/2021 Friends Forever Nursery Rhyme Rhyme1st grade,animal,friend,f
5/16/2021 Miraculous Free verselove,miracle,relationship
5/15/2021 He Gave Her A Book Free verse10th grade,11th grade,12t
5/13/2021 Earth Acrosticearth,planet,
5/13/2021 Planet With A Ring Acrosticimagination,planet,space,
5/12/2021 Father's Day Acrosticfather,love,
5/8/2021 Voice OF Nature Free versebird,nature,solitude,
5/6/2021 There Was Silence - POTW Free versebeautiful,bird,silence,so
5/6/2021 Vase Verseflower,valentines day,
5/2/2021 Tree Which Offered Shade Free versememory,remember,
5/1/2021 Umbrella Versefun,rain,
5/1/2021 Sunflowers Monokufeelings,love,
4/27/2021 Hundreds Of Sunflowers Free verseheart,loss,love,
4/26/2021 Twilight Versenature,solitude,
4/26/2021 It Still Hurts - Collaboration With Debjani Mitra Free verselonging,love,
4/24/2021 Longing Free verselonging,passion,
4/24/2021 Camellia - Part 2 Translation From Tagore Narrativelife,love,
4/24/2021 Camellia - Part 1 Translation From Tagore Narrativelife,love,
4/20/2021 Dino Story - Nursery Rhyme Rhymefamily,fun,games,
4/15/2021 A Forest Of Dreams Imagismdream,imagination,nature,
4/15/2021 Shining Star Free versechild,star,
4/13/2021 Reverie In Colours Free versecolor,spring,
4/11/2021 Sweet Dreams Lullaby Rhymebaby,Lullaby,sleep,
4/10/2021 Deception Part 2 - Translation From Tagore Narrativelife,women,
4/10/2021 Deception Part 1 Translation from Tagore Narrativelife,women,
4/4/2021 Cherish All Free verselife,love,
4/1/2021 Last Token Free verselife,love,

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Fav Poems

I will be the stars Free verse1st grade,beauty,bible,je
The Last Petal Free versefunny love,
The Garden That Lives On Concretegarden,
Woman in Chains Free versefreedom,
Silent Blossoms Versenature,silence,
In your lockup Rhymecute love,love,passion,
Abandoned Free verseflower,garden,lost love,r
Skeletons of Lace Quatrainautumn,death,life,
There Is A Star With My Name On It Free versedesire,hope,night,romanti
The Strength of a Princess Versedream,fantasy,night,princ
Kaleidoscopic Kite Personificationlife,summer,
Ruin Gazing Free versesolitude,
Fascination Versehappiness,heart,
Painting Love Sonnetlove,
Separated By A Common Language Rhymeamerica,england,language,
The Tempest Free verselife,ocean,peace,storm,
Where do we Poets go Free versedeath,life,poems,poetry,p
One Day Soon Free versehope,love,
Find me then Verselove,sunset,
Amberina Ballerina Free versedestiny,emotions,inspirat
The Forest Free versenature,
Love Shines Free verselight,love,
to remember Rhymeseasons,
Gently now, gently Lyriclove,romantic,
Yes, Love the Salty Ocean Rondeau Redoubleocean,
I Didn't Know Rhymeappreciation,bullying,chi
A Writer Born to Create Free versewriting,
Lift somebody's dawn Lyricencouraging,inspiration,m
What My Mother Means to Me Narrativelove,memorial,mother son,
Would You Still Love Me Free versecare,cry,death,depression
I Will Give You Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
A Dawn Symphony Sapphic stanzabird,
Letter to My Future Self Rhymefuture,
My Winter Free verselove,passion,winter,
Enchanted Morning Rhymenature,
Poetry: A Profound Sense Of Beauty - a collaboration with Frederic Parker Free verseappreciation,beauty,imagi
Night Sky's Party Terzanellenight,sky,
Harmony Free versenature,peace,
dance party in summer Haikucelebration,dance,summer,
Geese Honking By Free versebird,flying,song,
Heartbroken Free versegrief,pain,
Imagination Free verseanalogy,bird,imagination,
Ode to Mother Ganga Odemother,river,
Sunset Tableau Verseappreciation,lost love,na
A Bullfrog's Croak Quatrain10th grade,11th grade,9th
Objects of Nature Free versenature,
Allow me to dream your dreams Verselove,
In my Dream Free versedream,
Old Gal Rhymehusband,kid,love,money,tr
Reflections in Silence - Moon and I Free verseanalogy,life,philosophy,
A Poem For My Algebra Teacher Free verse6th grade,abuse,betrayal,
O April Free verseappreciation,april,beauty
Oh, Hello September Free verseseptember,
Raindrops Kissing Imagismgarden,imagery,spiritual,
A Poem for Michael Rhymeabuse,angst,discriminatio
Religion Or Spirituality Narrativeappreciation,
Vagabond Dreams Quintain (English)appreciation,love,
Falling Like Leaves, Again Acrosticautumn,memory,romance,sou
Dancing With Mom Coupletanalogy,dance,joy,life,lo
Farewell To Summer Acrostic10th grade,autumn,beauty,
Lullaby Nursery Rhyme Rhymemoon,sleep,song,stars,
It still hurts Free versebreak up,love,love hurts,
The Christmas Gift Rhymechristmas,emotions,
The Symphony I Cherish Free versejoy,music,wind,
Fantasy Is The Luster Of Opalescence Free verseappreciation,art,fantasy,
A Christmas Eve Tale Rhymeboy,dog,
The Universe of Creativity, the Poet, and the Poem Free versepoems,
Black Opal Free versebirth,color,space,
My forest of dreams Rhymeblessing,devotion,
let there be color Free verseflower,garden,

Fav Poets

Unica Hija Korea (South) Flag Korea (South) Read
mpho Gift South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Besma Riabi Dziri Tunisia Flag Tunisia Read
The Insolent Rib Canada Flag Canada Read
Jeanne McGee United States Flag United States Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
John Watt United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Aditi Mishra India Flag India Read
Darlene De Beaulieu Canada Flag Canada Read
Vijay Pandit United States Flag United States Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Debjani Mitra India Flag India Read
Mark Toney United States Flag United States Read
Nandita Das India Flag India Read
Funom Makama Germany Flag Germany Read
Silent One United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
Lillian Twolsky United States Flag United States Read
Sam Kauffman United States Flag United States Read
Carol Mitra India Flag India Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Malabika Ray Choudhury Canada Flag Canada Read
Susan Ashley United States Flag United States Read
Stephanie Musarra United States Flag United States Read
sanjay teli India Flag India Read
Jonathan Kieller Canada Flag Canada Read
Kimberly Sikorski United States Flag United States Read
Ann Peck United States Flag United States Read
Jennifer Fenn United States Flag United States Read
Bob Kimmerling United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Quoth TheRaven United States Flag United States Read
Coral Urbina United States Flag United States Read
Michael Ellis United States Flag United States Read
Regina McIntosh United States Flag United States Read
Snehal Ade India Flag India Read
Chetta Achara United States Flag United States Read