Thursday, May 15, 2008

दैनिक भास्कर के अन्य अंको में हमारी चर्चा

दैनिक भास्कर के इंदौर, जयपुर, जालंधर और रायपुर अंक मे हमरे वेबसाइट की चर्चा...

इंदौर अंक


जयपुर अंक


जालंधर अंक


रायपुर अंक


चंडीगढ़ अंक

Monday, May 12, 2008

p4poetry FORUM

How many of you noticed a link called 'forum' on top-right corner when you're viewing your dashboard? Well, if you did notice it, kudos to your curiosity and noticing power. If you didn't, well don't worry for until now, the forum was in its testing stage.

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

A Peek Into Our 1st Poetry Meet !!











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

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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

Post poems in Indian Languages

There are many ways to post your poems in the Indian languages. One of the easiest is to use google transliteration service. Main reason being you don't need to know how to type. You just write in roman(english key strokes) and google changes it in Hindi (or other language).

Hard to beleive? See i for yourself-

Click here




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

Like it? Share it with others!

Have you noticed a small block below every poem on p4poetry.com?

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?!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

दैनिक भास्कर के भोपाल अंक में चर्चा


हमारे वेबसाइट की चर्चा आज दैनिक भास्कर के भोपाल अंक में की गई है. :) DNA में प्रकाशित समाचार की ई-प्रति भी आज मुझे देखने को मिली. उसे यहाँ पढ़ा जा सकता है.

April Contest Results Announced


And the winner is: Apoorva (Details & other poems)

For his poem: FORGOTTEN……FORSAKEN LANDS (Read it here)

Congrats Apoorva! We hope that you will be active on our site as always.

Friday, May 2, 2008

April Traffic Data

Google Analytics Report:
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