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[Abhimanyu, Adyasha, Ami, Anand, El Sol, Gul Mohammed, Gumnaam, Helios, Joi, Kumar, Nachiketa, Noor, Sarojini, Shree] (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Patricia Grantham (11/21/2013 8:16:00 AM)

    I have had the great pleasure of coming into contact with Dr. Pradhan and his
    great works. He is a gifted writer and is very well known for his observations
    and critique. He has guided me in areas of literature that was unknown to me
    and assisted me in testing the unknown waters of the poetry world.
    His style of writing and delivery of poetry is very unique in many ways. His use
    of many variations and styles of poetry is very admirable. A well known and
    well rounded Poet he is.

  • Sarah Jones (9/24/2013 10:34:00 PM)

    A very gifted poet who is rather unknown in the literary world. I stumbled upon Pradhan's works quite accidentally. Decided to write his biography, which is quite interesting. The wide range of poetic styles is quite breath taking. Writing with a flowing diction, with rhythm, humour, sarcasm, symbols and metaphors, Pradhan is equally at ease with lyrics and free verse.

  • B. Laxmi Priya (7/17/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    Dr Tapan is good at romantic love poems. But surprisingly he got all his awards for the philosophical and psychological type poems. Two Women and I, She and She are more popular. But I like the shorter ones like Nachiketa, Now is Time, Enchantress and Epiphany etc. Wind in Afternoon is another classic. Pradhan's Kalahandi poem may also be uploaded in PH.

Kissing a Woman

Just five years ago
she won't let me come near her,
let alone a kiss -
her lips
were a forbidden territory.

I would coax her, cajole her
plead with her
and fall at her feet, begging

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