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The office fantasy

17th February 2010

Somehow, the past couple of months have gotten me so “consumed” by “the system” that I’m really wondering if the whole creative-person-who-can-write thing was a really long phase, and maybe I’m really meant to be one of those people who sits behind a desk and stays there for long periods of time. But then I would be one of those people with a desk filled with stacks of post-it’s. The pen stands (yes, for there will be many) will be…

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Poetry

Writing Blog

30th October 2009

My poetry/other creative writing will be put up here : http://geetanjalic.wordpress.com I’ve written some new poems over the past couple of months, so do check them out. Feedback would be appreciated ! I will continue to post regularly about my highly exciting life on Squibble, not to worry!…

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Education Writing

The Fine Print

27th October 2009

As part of our end semester practical for our Print paper in college, we had to divide the class into three groups and each bring out an issue of a newspaper which has traditionally been called ‘The Fine Print’, and has 8 pages. For starters, it was like we were thrown into the deep end. We had to find sponsors, decide what articles to write, decide who played what role, find a printer, negotiate a deal – and we had…

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Apologies to Harvard

10th September 2009

Poetry spammage soon. Watch out. Not mine though. Excerpt from John Updike’s 1973 Phi Beta Kappa poem: APOLOGIES TO HARVARD We took the world as given. Cigarettes Were twenty-several cents a pack, and gas as much per gallon. Sex came wrapped in rubber And veiled in supernatural scruples—call Them chivalry. A certain breathlessness Was felt; perhaps the Bomb, which after all Mushroomed us as we entered puberty, Waking us from the newspaper-nightmare Our childhoods had napped through, was realer then;…

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Forcing Words

2nd September 2009

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” – Rumi As a writer, and a student, I know there is no point in life that I can reach and say “This is it. This is how writing should be”. For me, writing changes everyday.  I can never pin point a particular form and absolutely believe that this is my form. However, one thing that has remained a constant necessity…

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Reading List and Eliot

8th August 2009

So much to read!  Mythologies, The Second Sex and now I stumbled across Laura Mulvey’s essay“Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” Also, totally tripping on T.S Eliot. “For I have known them all already, known them all – Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with coffee spoons; I know the voices dying with a dying fall Beneath the music from a farther room. So how should I presume?” – The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock…

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