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POETRY | Selfie Queen By Anuradha Chelliah

Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash Click, click, A selfie in the morning is a must It’s my commitment to a great day A great start for a fresh new day With just a selfie I don’t care what you say Selfie is for me, not for you Just for me the Selfie Queen Selfies after my make-up Builds my confidence Selfies at the café Improves my social status, Selfies in front of my buddies Shows I’m cool Selfies with my boss Calms me down Selfies with my kids Enhances my bond Selfies for you and me Anytime anywhere. A selfie cheers...

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POETRY | Classroom Blues by Anuradha Chelliah

Image by Cole Stivers from Pixabay Sitting at the desk, Looking at the board, Staring at the textbook, Copying and writing the questions, Discussing with friends, Completing the written work, Handing in the exercise books, It is the classroom blues. Presenting at the front, Standing with a mah-jong paper, You do it, no, no, it’s your turn, Passing the ball game starts, Standing without opening the mouth, Move … presenter presents, Done … comes the comments, The next classroom blues. The class is in a mess, Who is on duty? Clean it before the teacher comes, No responsibility, No...

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POETRY | Me, Half? by Anuradha Chelliah

Half Full/Half Empty by Tim White Me, half? I am half full, Or am I empty? Half full, half empty, Never really contented, Never? Why? Always not sure, Happy or sad; fat or thin, Rich or poor; near or far, So undetermined, Just like a glass of water, Half full? Half empty? Where am I to find the other half? To be satisfied? It’s just within you, Search and seek……….. Anuradha Chelliah works as a teacher in a primary school. She has ideas to write and has written articles to The Star. She is new to Eksentrika. Have poems...

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POETRY | Tech Savvy Grandma by Anuradha Chelliah

High-tech grandma by Judit Canela Early to rise, The mission starts, Hooked and glued, From WhatsApp to Facebook, Insta and Twitter, Accounts are on the go, WhatsApp, non stop notifications, Wishes from all over, Follows Trump and Modi, Tweets to them, Not forgetting our very own PM, Status updates every hour, Pins the latest cooking tips, Snapchats daily activities, YouTube for entertainment, The world on her finger tips, Ask and she knows, She has joined the media rush. She is the real Google. Anuradha Chelliah works as a teacher in a primary school. She has ideas to write and...

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SHORT STORY | Prayers from Above by Anuradha Chelliah

Artwork by Synthia Snider Paati was my best friend in my younger days. I grew up with her. She was my maternal grandmother. Appa and Amma were there, but I hardly remember being with them. Both of them were very hardworking and hardly had time for me. Then one day, they decided to go separate ways. Amma stayed on with me and Paati. Amma was the owner of a beauty parlour. She was meticulous and worked her way to be an entrepreneur. Even though, she was occupied with her growing business, she tried her best to spend some time...

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