Introducing the book “Nakshatra Darshanam” (నక్షత్ర దర్శనం)

Nakshatra Darshanam is an anthology of poems written by eminent actor and poet Mr. Tanikella Bharani. In this book, the poet wrote about the current and yesteryears stalwarts of film industry, and other prominent people of different fields in the society. He wrote on people who influenced him and the persons he liked most.

While writing on NT Rama Rao, the poet mentions the early rising habit of NTR and his discipline. The poet equates the voice of S.V. Ranga Rao with that of gushing river Godavari and his acting skill with the vastness of Indian Ocean. The poet says that the great actress Savitri is eternal and is the female personification of Nataraja.

While talking of Bhanumati, the poet says that though she appears as aggressive as Bhadrakali, she was equally pacific as Bharati. He also says that she was a lady hero. While writing about M. S. Subbulakshmi, he gives a different denotation to the acronyms of M.S. He says that M. S. means Mangala Swaram, M. S. means mesmerism. No one can contradict this statement.

The poet compares both Viswanatha and SriSri and concludes those both were great and pays respects to both of them with folded hands. Though their paths are different, both were truly scholars. “While playing violin he goes into a trance, and we unite with the violin” says Bharani about Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu.

“If Srirangam Srinivasa Rao is Sri Sri, Gudipati Venkatachalam is Stree Stree” says the poet humorously. While mentioning about Dasarathi, the poet says that his pen not only writes classical songs, but also can fire whenever required. The poet laments that Dasarathi did not get the prestigious Jnanapith Award.

The poet depicts the way Akkineni Nageswara Rao raised up in the film industry very well. He says that the hard work is essential for success.

Bharani wrote small, but beautiful poems on Chiranjeevi, Brahmanandam, Rekha, Charlie Chaplin, Gurudutt, Relangi, Allu Ramalingiah, Suryakantham, Ramana Reddy, Raghavendra Rao, Jandhyala, Ghantasala, P. Suseela, Jesudas, S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, and other personalities of movie industry.

In one of the poem, the poet compares Bapuji (Mahatma Gandhi) with Bapu (Movie Director).

Bharani also wrote about the eminent artists like Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Kannakudi Vaidyanathan and paid his respects for their talent.

The poet portrayed the greatness of authors and literary personalities like Devulapalli Krishna Sastri, Sri Sri, Arudra, Veturi Sunadara Rammurthi, Jaaladi, C. Narayana Reddy, Paruchuri Brothers etc. in his verses.

Reading about their greatness inspires us to achieve something our chosen fields.

Nakshatra Darshanam is available in digital form with Kinige. For more details, follow the link below.

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Kolluri Soma Sankar

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Cryptic and Candid Poetry

“KundilO Marrichettu” is an anthology of poems by Vinnakota Ravi Sankar. This book contains 29 poems. As brilliantly pointed out in his foreward by Mr. Ismail, these poems reflect the life experiences which are the summary of humanity.

Let us introduce some of the poems from this book:

Holi (హోళీ, the festival of colors): The poet compares the men playing with colors on the occasion of Holi festival while shedding all their inhibitions and reaching out themselves with that of trees blooming with flowers after shedding leaves in autumn.

Udayaalu (ఉదయాలు, Mornings): The poet used very small words to convey beautiful feelings in this poem. The poem describes the way hope and despair plays with humans. The poem states that the dreams are beautiful illusions, whereas life is a tough reality.

KundilO Marrichettu (కుండీలో మర్రిచెట్టు, Bonsai): The poet laments that the men turned the huge Banyan tree which is used to expand and branch out in a large space into a Bonsai. He feels that somebody robbed off its full life. The inner meaning of the poem is that man does everything for his own sake, and makes others believe that it is beneficial to them only.

Nidranubhavam (నిద్రానుభవం, Sleep Experience): The poem describes the difference between the people who get sleep easily and those who do not get sleep at all. The poem goes with simple words that have profound meaning.

Ramapa Sarasu (రామప్ప సరస్సు, Ramappa Lake): The poem was written in memory of a friend who is gone forever. The Ramappa Lake is beautiful and wild, the poet reminisces.

Gnapakam (జ్ఞాపకం, Memory): The poem is on those people who are close to us, yet been ignored by us. Though the poet wrote this on his mother, we can apply the same to the people whom we ignore. This poem is useful to revisit the relations.

Transition (ట్రాన్సిషన్): The poem mirrors human life. Life is losing some and gaining some. Getting rid of some relations and adding new relations. The poem tried to imply that the human life as a whole is transition.

Gaayam(గాయం, Wound): The poem states that there is no remedy to the situation wherein humanity is transplanted and complacency implanted. The poem indirectly questions the deficiencies of medical profession.

Bhopal (భోపాల్): The background of this poem is the gruesome accident at Union Carbide Factory. The poem describes the trauma of a mother, who could not save her child. The readers mind becomes numb after reading the poem.

Sivakasi (శివకాశి): The poem is written on those child laborers who strain their life to make others enjoy the fireworks and the light. The poet used very small words to display the scene at a crackers factory.

Glasnost (గ్లాస్‌నోస్త్): The poem talks of the reforms of erstwhile Soviet Union. All the greatness that people assumed of Russia was not true, says the poet.

MoLI (మోళీ, Rope dance): The poem mentions the violence on women in homes. The poet says that the family life is a rope dance for man and to make others believe that the game is going on well, man uses domestic violence as a weapon.

Duram (దూరం, Distance): The poem talks of the distance between friends. With the passing of time, even the thickest friendship gets diluted and the close friends too, have to reintroduce themselves, opines the poet. However, the old memories are not faded away easily.

The book has some more interesting poems and available with Kinige in digital form. Price is Rs.30/- Get your copy to read and enjoy cryptic and candid poetry.

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Kolluri Soma Sankar

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Introduction to “Mere Male”, a collection of poems

This is a collection of poems in Telugu for men. The poems were written by reputed journalist Mr. Arun Sagar. Earlier, he brought out another collection of poems titled “Malekolupu”. In his foreword, Mr. Sitaram opined that in Arun Sagar’s poetry, the subject matter and the form amalgamates well. His poetry does not reflect the heterogeneity of subject or form, but echoes the realized contextual heterogeneity, he says. Mr. Prasada Murty says that we will not find any ‘concealments’, ‘hide and seeks’ , false obedience or useless words in the poetry of Arun Sagar.

Let’s introduce some the poems in the collection.

Bhramara Moham (భ్రమరమోహం, Honeybee’s Passion): The poem describes the protagonist’s search for beauty. The poet sees a similarity between a honeybee and the person passionate for exquisiteness.

Homecoming (హోమ్‍కమింగ్): The poet describes the feelings and experience of people who returns home after a long gap. The home comers feel that they are familiar to all and even to the nature and that is why the flowers and birds welcome them.

The Doors (ది డోర్స్): A person wanted to know himself. In the process, he would like to reach his inner being. He wants that the chambers of his heart be opened.

Neele Gagan ke Tale (నీలె గగన్ కె తలె, Blue Sky’s surface): This poem is about a person who loves songs. He wonders if someone can bring back his bygone happy days.

Shaan (షాన్, Magnificence): The poet says that his life has different stages, many friends, different flavors, but the ultimate moment of his life was the moment he touches the sky.

Salabhanjika (సాలభంజిక, sculpture of a woman): The salabhanjika is a standard decorative element of Indian sculpture, a graceful stone sculpture representing a young female under a stylized tree in various poses, such as dancing, grooming herself or playing a musical instrument. The poet here resembles popular cine actress Ileana with a Salabhanjika.

T.R.P (టి. ఆర్. పి): The poet mentions that deadlines are in fact lifelines for those who work for television channels. In the pursuit of higher ratings, every day is a test for them.

24 Seven (24 సెవెన్): This poem is about frames and the shootings.

Log off (లాగాఫ్): The poet dedicates this one to the journalists. The description of the setup resembles a newspapers office.

Marana Vamgmulam (మరణవాంగ్మూలం, Dying declaration): In this poem, the poet searches for the traces of people who are displaced and submerged due to the construction of a huge dam. He is worried because everything will be wiped off from the revenue records.

Jeguru Ranju Jnapakam (జేగురు రంగు జ్ఞాపకం, Red Reminiscences): In this poem, the poet recollects the reminiscences of his old friends who are the followers of Marxism.

Kulagyula (కులగ్యులా): The poem criticizes those who believe in castes.

Scent of a Woman (సెంట్ ఆఫ్ ఎ ఉమన్): This poem must and should be read by those who think that Arun Sagar’s poetry is anti-women and it is of misogynistic nature.

Nettuti Runam (నెత్తుటి రుణం, Bloody Loan): The poem narrates the dominance of a big country over other countries for the petroleum reserves.

These poems can be read and enjoyed if one has no pre-fixed notions about the poet.

The book originally published by Andromeda publication, is available with KINIGE in digital form. The price is Rs.50/- It can be rented for Rs.30/- per month.

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MO’s ‘Nishadam’ Telugu Poetry book introduction

నిషాదం (మో) On Kinige

‘Nishadam’ book is a collection of poems written by famous Telugu poet Mohan Prasad Vegunta popularly known as ‘MO’ This book is now available on kinige. These poems are popular and appeared in many magazines, news-papers and won awards.

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Tanikella Bharani’s ‘Parikini’ book introduction

పరికిణీ!! On Kinige

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