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You are in perpetual love, the kind that inspires poetry...You rearrange life, snapping fingers for each other.
You are in perpetual love, the kind that inspires poetry…You rearrange life, snapping fingers for each other.
You are blessed, you gladly become a compass to the other
You listen to silent spaces, release it afterwards to choirs across horizons
You are like homing pigeons; bring stories home to read together
You colonize, playing center to fragile corners of the other
You are hunters, of lost treasures in frayed pockets and laughter in worse moments
You light flames to warm hands on the most fragile nights
You let in spring filled wafts through cracks so it can carry away tears
You paint, your canvas seeps into the deepest ink of your hearts
You memorize footsteps, knowing the weary from the swagger
You pretend to laugh, at broken jokes
and cheer on at silly games
Your hands learn places that become your secret dwellings in each other
You go to war just so you can hibernate into a hug
You are foodies, lay out dinner in two places and then eat from the other’s bowls
You craft compositions, to string and hum into dreams
You decorate each other’s gasps like rain drops embellish roof tops
You are in perpetual love, the kind that inspires poetry
You rearrange life, snapping fingers for each other
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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