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The Irrepressible ‘She’

March 8, 2016 | By

A heart-touching poem about the indomitable spirit of womanhood.

International Women’s Day Special


She sails in her paper boats to realize her dreams

Shrugging off the withered scales

Of spinsterhood, witchery and widowhood

She embraces each day like refreshing droplets of rain

She sails in her paper boats to realize her dreams.

Subterfuge and her allies fail to unnerve her resolve

As she doggedly multi-tasks, at home and at work.

Through the chronicles of time

Violations to her dignity like

Sati, child marriage and female feticide

Seem like pebbles in her myriad roles-

Of a mother, a daughter, a friend , a wife –

All sources of an infinite fountain of love and compassion.

But when circumstances beckon,

She seamlessly merges into  Medusa

To tackle the Hermes of the modern world,

The tree of procreation becomes the stormy Keres.

Tender as the petal and thorny as the cactus

Her spirit buoyant amidst the storms of life

Is the irrepressible, ‘She’.

Medley of Literary Pieces on International Woman’s Day

The Irrepressible ‘ She’ – a poem by Divya Rajgaria

I am no Goddess – a poem about the everyday diva by Anindita Bose

Where Goddesses Cry – a thought-provoking poem by Rhiti Bose.

Woman – a poem by Daipayan Nair

Wish – a son remembers his mother poem by Amitava Nag

Short Stories

The Separation – a short story by Maya Khandelwal

The Last Night of My Life – a short story by Nikita Goel


Rise and Shine – a touching mother’s musing about her daughter by Santosh Bakaya

Book Review

Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas – A Book Review – by Maya Khandelwal

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Divya Rajgaria graduated from Loreto College and did her Masters in English from Calcutta University . She is passionate about travelling and exploring the beauty of nature in the mundane things of life. Teaching English for the last 12 years to Middle and High school students and learning from them as well. Amazed at the transformation in teaching and learning in schools. Loves dabbling in poems and articles on issues that touch her heart.
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