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World Poetry Day

21 March is celebrated as World Poetry Day. Courtesy UNESCO, we creative people have a whole day dedicated to read, write, recite and publish poetry.

And this year, the day becomes even more special as it coincides with Holi, the Festival of Colors. Be it the lokgeet, dhol beats or bollywood songs, Holi is the most loved Indian Festivals. After all who can forget the tipsy Amitabh and Rekha gyrating to the tune of Rang Barse, Bheege Chunar Wali, Rang Barse…

Holi has long been associated with joy and fervour. It marks the beginning of Spring. Natural beauty thrives during this time. It is but natural that many songs and poems are dedicated to the spirit of this festival.

In my hindi poem, Utsav, I have tried to capture the relationship dynamics of two generations, as they come together to celebrate Holi. I wrote this poem in 2014 and since then it has been published in newspaper and magazines. Now I have given voice to Utsav. And the Recital Video is available on Mere Shabd Mere Saath


A very Happy Holi and World Poetry Day to all the Readers. Have fun friends.

Anupama Sarkar


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