Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Today we formally open 'p4poetry forum'. The forum is pretty basic at the moment with sub-sections for member intros, suggestions & comments, rules, member queries, poetry meeting, poetry and general discussion, games and quotes. In the coming weeks we will be expanding the forum and making it more user friendly.
As soon as you visit the forum, introduce yourself here. Do not forget to read about getting around on the forum. Also read the code of conduct and stay tuned for upcoming poetry meets.
If you have any questions/queries, kindly post them here. Your query shall be answered at the earliest. But before posting your question, kindly go through all the topics under the 'Helping hand' sub-section to ensure that a similar query has been answered or not.
See you at the forum.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
DATE : 10/05
VENUE : Pause Lounge on Hill Road,Bandra,Mumbai
TIME : 4.30-7.30 pm
Attended by 16 members of P4poetry
We went to the venue with a lot of trepidation.What if nobody turns up? What if some weirdo turns up who might ruin the whole meeting...etc etc.
But we were all in for a big surprise.Every single person who had signed up came !! Thats like a rare thing in a city like Mumbai.
Obviously the passion for poetry was the driving factor !! And the same passion made virtual strangers into a close knit group who chatted,exchanged poetry,appreciated and left with a great feeling in the heart .The diversity in the group was amazing....we had a bunch which included a couple of paediatricians,chemical engineers,a scientist, a published poet from Assam, a professor ,a sales professional ,a few students-the youngest one in Class X !
The poem that Dr Vaidyanathan wrote says it all :)
THE MEETING OF POETS
We came, we met, we drank and we ate
The idea of a poetry meet was indeed great
On a hot afternoon, a cool, welcome break
Most came early, some arrived a trifle late
Renu, Raj, Vikash and Preeti, thanks a lot
For letting us know what talent we’ve got,
Young and old mixed and blended together
Who says poetry in India has gone to rot?
Cool, comforting, flowing with words so bright
As we agreed “Who decides what is wrong or right?
Let your thoughts flow, learn to open your heart
Let your poems loose, like a colorful, wild kite.
Ends justify the means, but here there is no end,
Poets remember, to the rules of writing, don’t bend,
Pour your feelings out, don’t bother where it goes
Let’s hope p4poetry starts a brand new trend
A big thank you from the p4poetry to ALL the participants who came for the meet and made it a success !!
Look out for the next meeting notice on the site !!
Who else is talking about the Poetry Meet? - DR. Taher. Check it out on his blog
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Hard to beleive? See i for yourself-
This is how transliterate main page looks
As you type in english alphabets, the transliterate will keep converting it into hindi (or other desired language)
Sometimes words do not appear accurately in hindi, especially the matras. In such a case, click on the word that appears wrong and choose the appropriate one from the drop down list.
For further help, refer to the helping hand sub-section in the forum.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This block can be used to share and bookmark your favorite poems, on your favorite book marking site and with your favorite friends. Starting with the first icon, you can bookmark a poem at del.icio.us, Digg, Facerbook, Google, Myspace, Technorati and Yahoo! The last icon in the block is to mail the poem to anyone. Ain't it cool?
And this is not it. If you feel that your favorite bookmarking site is missing, you might be mistaken. Click on the "more" link. And you will a box with a flood of bookmarking site like this:
Now, click on your favorite bookmarking site and roll!
I highly recommend 'Email This to a Friend'. If you've read something nice, it always feels good to share it with friends. Doesn't it?!