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The mannequins of Mumbai

In Poem on June 1, 2013 at 12:17 am

 
 

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Monsoon lashes out
East Andheri soaked
Upturned umbrella
Spikes angrily
At outpouring heaven

Kaali-peeli taxi wala
nursing cut glass chai
Dark deluge, red tail lights
mannequins unfazed

Banned

Banned and drenched
runs across the street
Knocks at taxi window
For shelter, warmth, ride

Dissolves at car door
Plaster of Paris

 
Notes

  1. Mumbai municipality has proposed a ban on lingerie clad store-display mannequins. As the fierce monsoon unleashed it’s fury today, I visualize a mannequin looking for shelter after it has been banished from being a store-display model
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  3. Sex is not the ultimate prize when it can get you thrown out of the group. Despite all those hormones running amok in my friend Casanova [a male monkey], he was able to keep his head and think about the consequences. Even a monkey has the power to overcome his hormones.– Kayt Sukel in “This Is Your Brain On Sex”
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  5. The FirstPost article regarding this issue
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  7. Theme music from The Godfather. Shamelessly noodling on Am scale, I try hard to salvage a forgotten skill on the fabulous Canadian Seagull S6 acoustic.
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  9. Gul Panag, actor activist, says social heterogeneity can pose challenges
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  1. Reblogged this on LYRIX & LIFE.

  2. thanks for the re-blog!

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