Cutting the Edge

Cutting the Edge
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Description:

Author: Vishal Prabhu
Pages: 86
Price: HB Rs 150, FB Rs 80
Year of Publication: 2008
ISBN:
HB 978-81-8157-721-4 (9788181577214)
FB 978-81-8157-722-1 (9788181577221)

About the Author:
Vishal Prabhu, finds biographical notes inane in general and redundant at best. As such, he is 27, a chemical engineer by education, with a master’s degree from the United States. At his best reckoning with himself, he identifies only with the vision that he embodies. He believes man’s overall growth and prosperity and salvation always was and still is in the continuous reformation of every individual, and now more stringently and immediately so.

Teaser:

Shift + Delete

Columns and columns of icons
Of applications, files, and folders
Stationary and still, like stars suspended
On the sky of my computer’s desktop

Haunt me with a heaviness
With their pretense of purpose and effort

I urge to see them disappear
Leaving behind a blank screen
With an emptiness that alone would be bearable

Contents:

Collision Course / 15
Shift + Delete / 16
Invocation / 17
The Act of Memory / 18
Poets for Humans / 19
We have all set up shop / 22
A Question / 23
Dragonfly Thoughts / 24
Reasons to Belong / 25
Sleep of Vishnu / 26
An Ode to Helen Keller / 27
Deflowering Lust / 28
State of Poetry / 29
Nonsense: The Making of / 30
A Reluctant Engagement / 31
Reason for a Treason / 32
The Expiration of the Intellect / 33
Insanity / 35
Child / 37
A Hunger Artist / 38
East-West / 39
The Buffet of Existence / 40
A Sense Overkill / 41
The Forked Reality / 42
Invoking Eklavya / 44
Requiem for One Half of Poetry / 45
Tap Dance / 46
A New Order / 47
India and Pakistan / 48
Rampage / 50
Populating Poverty / 51
Epiphany / 52
Beyond the isms / 53
A Kiss / 54
On the sidelines / 55
Tending to Zero / 56
The Struggle / 57
On behalf of the beard / 59
Desire, unplugged / 61
Ode to an ailing poet / 62
Chasing the butterfly of essence / 64
Jazz / 65
Call for Purity / 67
Spouse it up / 68
If Poetry does not sell / 70
Family / 71
The Speech of Silence / 72
Last Divide / 73
Tao / 75
Ganga / 76
Breasts / 78
Mumbai and Calcutta / 79
Bee and Man / 80
Eunuch / 81
Words / 82
Quest / 83
Incapacities / 84
Burden / 85
Death / 86

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