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International Women’s Day

This stone slab is from Yale University. If you zoom into the picture you will see a series of numbers engrained in a spiral. The digits indicate the number of female students enrolled in Yale since inception.  For a good number of years, it remained at 0, then around the early 20th century you can see female student enrollment in the low three-digit number, slowly creeping its way up. Last year there were 5225 females enrolled into Yale. 

On the occasion of international women's day, I thought of sharing this intriguing piece of information. May we all thrive to do our part and celebrate women's contribution to this beautiful world we live in.

By Shantanu Baruah 

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Smile

Let your smile spread the warmth that you desire from the obnoxious world

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The Grit

No life’s atrocities can stay tall for long when the grit within us is determined to face it with valiance.

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Oh that Spring


The red oak and the white pine stood tall naked under the pewter fall skies

The tawny and verdant leaves that once it wore with pride were long dissolved in oblivion

And what was left behind were a few shades of gray

this time even the winter evaded the wilderness,

for there was no shower of dusty snow,

the feathery white snowflakes that once used to shroud the fauna were nowhere to be found

Yet the elm and the birch stood defiant and unperturbed,

for the long awaited spring was about to come

By, Shantanu Baruah

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Idyllic

The bucolic Arcadia beckons in silence the songs of our togetherness while your warmth permeates through my smile like an ethereal bliss

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Blur

Insidiously she drifted away, contriving the demon in me

By Shantanu Batuah

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Is it Love?

It doesn’t matter how indifferent love may become, it never conspires to take avenge, and if it does, it wasn’t love.

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Disguise

The charlatan put on a pantomime display, and the dirigible crowd remained disguised in a vaudeville charade

By Shantanu Baruah

Charlatan - quack
Pantomime - a theatrical entertainment
Dirigible- easily steered
Vaudeville - a type of entertainment

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A Pensive Smile

Contrived to ignore past contusion while the heart dwells in compunction, the irony of what love does to you. 

By Shantanu Baruah

Contrived - forced
Contusion - bruise
Compunction - remorse

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Deception

Every shade is not a shelter, and not all warmth rises from the hearth, beaconing life.

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