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Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

[Adyasha, Anand, Gul Mohammed, Gumnaam, Helios, Joi, Nachiketa, Noor, Sarojini] (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
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Autobiography of an Award Winning Poet

I wanted a medal, and so I went
to the awarding committee vice president
and showed him all my poems and asked:
'Would you consider me for an award? '

'Your poems are all so simple and straight -
with no sign of style or high intellect;
even a schoolboy can plain understand them -
how can we award you for your poem? '

So I returned next day with a bunch of new
poems steeped in philosophy of high brow:
'Ah! they look now much better', he said,
'But which Party do you follow - Right or Left? '

I frankly said I belonged to neither,
whereupon he said, ... more »

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  • Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/6/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    sir.your poems are out of any hardship

  • Govind S (5/28/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    Sir, you are one of a kind.Your poems say why you are number one on poem hunter.your poems are a real joy to read.By reading your poems, one gets a special feeling that u hardly get from anyone else.PLEASE READ MY POEMS AND COMMENT.I WILL CONSIDER YOUR INPUT INVALUABLE AS IT IS COMING FROM A POET OF YOUR STATURE.

  • Richard Beevor (5/24/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    excellent poems sir, I wonder if you could read some of mine and give me your advice please, I would like to improve, thank you, I am http: //www.poemhunter.com/richard-allen-beevor/

  • Kirti Sharma (5/15/2014 2:25:00 AM)

    please read my poems and comment too! ! !

  • Kirti Sharma (5/15/2014 2:21:00 AM)

    you are an awesome poet! !
    i love the rhyming schems of your poems! ! !
    beautifull! ! !

  • Richard Beevor (5/8/2014 3:29:00 PM)

    Wish is an excellent poem Dr. Tapan, I wish I were as good as you, I hope one day to be recognised as you are, I must read all your poems, thank you for them.

  • Richard Beevor (4/26/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    excellent work from a true class poet, love your poems sir, I hope one day you will find time to read mine, I would appreciate your advice. Thank you

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/17/2014 9:45:00 AM)

    Out of the so many poems I read in this column this was a peculiar one having the exactness and truth of events that discourages a new born poet and the real confrontation he meets. No more comments about the poem since these are seems to be events.

  • Valsa George (3/2/2014 12:55:00 AM)

    I had a chance to meet Dr. Tapan Kumar Pradan at my house and had a long and interesting chat with him!
    When met face to face, I could see a different side of his personality! Dr. Tapan is so sensitive to the problems of the down trodden and has cent percent commitment to his profession, who has travelled extensively and has an enormous fund of experience to his credit. In the midst of his onerous responsibilities as an executive of the Reserve Bank, he finds time to engage in umpteen social activities like planting trees, helping farmers, writing poems, socializing and so on... Warm and humane... let him thrive as a poet of great excellence and recognition!

  • Doris Cornago (12/16/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    I like this best sir poet:

    'What's an award to do with a darned critic? '
    I asked in rage, but his answer was as chic:
    'Your poems are sophisticated, not easy to chew -
    only a critic can lucidate your point of view! '

    You are making a good point here. but then again, you are on top now and can have your audience.

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