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Dr. Asha Gauri Shankar receiving the best teacher award from Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India

Mother’s Day

It’s your special day But you know that , I don’t need one day to tell you That you are my world!   The grass is always green And the sky is always blue, The way these are facts, Similarly my love for you too Is a simple fact of nature.   I am what […]


The Guiding Light (Exhibited in an event with the theme Hope, Help,Strength organized to help families affected with suicides held on Nov 6,2010 in Palo Alto, California)

I am a traveler and walking through this vast desert, it seems that I will never be able to reach my destination, for all I see around me, are vast stretches of brown sand which seems to extend into infinity, It is still daytime now and I am finding it so difficult already, what will […]

The Language of Love (Published on Standard Chartered website in July 2009)

I didn’t know their language They didn’t know mine But still communicating wasn’t a problem I smiled And they smiled back I held out my hand And they held it in such a way As to never let go I looked into their eyes And they reciprocated my eye contact I touched them and They […]

The Haunting Eyes (Published in Muse India (your space) in April 2010)

I saw her at the red-light I was driving my car And she was sitting at the back of a van Which was packed with people As if they were sardines Our eyes met I saw a distant wistfulness in her eyes She was around sixty years of age She was old and dark in […]

Courage (published on Standard Chartered website in July 2009)

I always thought I was very courageous I was wrong I am not very courageous The little boy  is He smiles through his eyes He smiles through his fears And he smiles through his tears He has a cute face And a smile that can light the black hole He runs like a rabbit and […]