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Grab that cuppa and get set to read the news. Yes, this is a newspaper of sorts but the news is not. Happenings of last week that made us all sit up and take notice come back to us but with a twist. A poetic twist. The news in verse. All set for it? Every Sunday morning, watch out for the Shailimar Times, brought to you by Shail Raghuvanshi.

THE NEWS THIS WEEK

SOME CHIC, SOME BLEAK!

The Week of 1 st – 6 th August

Harry Potter sets Indian cities ablaze

as new book by Rowling

bitten, chewed and munched

by innumerable gobblers

nay fans

with magic wand in hand.

Care for a magic spell?

^^^^^^^^

Selfie taking man

slips

off the cliff.

Very little

between the cup and the lip.

Selfie takers, beware of the slip.

^^^^^^^

Bollywood film maker

jailed for rape.

Despite it all

star struck youngsters

drool, gawk and gape

pining

for that one touch with reel.

^^^^^

One man’s food

another man’s poison.

“Our terrorists

cannot be your martyrs”

did the Minister state

skipping his luncheon date.

^^^^^^^

And you thought

Earth was special?

20 earth like planets

discovered, posing

competition threat

to man’s earth.

Real estate brokers’ ears and eyes

perk up to update

planet visa passports if any.

New earths are here

to rock the world!

^^^^^^^

Shail Raghuvanshi is a freelance journalist, content writer, editor, book reviewer and poet. She has 20 years of writing experience in newspapers, magazine, radio and television. She teaches Communicative English. Her poems, articles and stories have appeared in leading magazines, journals, anthologies and websites over the years. Her latest published book is, Pluck Out The Heart (2015). She runs a blog for writers called Write Space and blogs regularly at Muse N’Motivation. She can be contacted at shailraghuvanshi@gmail.com.

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Nidhi studied Psychology and Management and worked as a Researcher but is currently interning as a Parent to a Pre-teen and a Pre-schooler. After spluttering around the web as a Writer and Blogger for a decade, she founded Mumbai Mom - a website dedicated to the Person behind the Parent.

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