In the next posts, we will meet you with our semi-finalists. We will show you their semi-final’s poem and interview about them and their impressions about Mili Dueli. Also, you will see what they answer on some interesting situations.
Note: Semi-final duels starts in September, 5. We have two semi-finals where we will show 25 authors in each one. So, this is TOP 50 poets in competition where have been presented 545 authors.
15. NILADRI MAHAJAN
Mobilni ne, ne zvoni nigdje
Zvoni: ciklus za ciklusom, neprekidno.
Nadam se da je još uvijek tu – nepoznata radio stanica
…ostavljajući po strani sve na ovom svijetu, osim
Prekasno je za sastanak.
(U sjećanje na Kishore Chatterjee, poznatog muzičkog kritičara i slikara- 9831756339 je bio njegov broj telefona…)
A mobile no, rings nowhere
|Name and Surname||
|Date and the year of birth||
|Nationality (Write the name of the country whose passport you have in UPPERCASES)||
|Name of the city where you live (Write in uppercases. If you live in the village, write the name of the city that place belongs to, then the name of the village in brackets)||
|When did you start writing poetry?||
At 15 years age.
|Which elementary school were you attending? Were you a good student?||
BARASAT MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
YES, I’M A GOOD STUDENT
|Which high school have you finished (or which high school are you attending)?||
THE ABOVE SCHOOL ALSO WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL
I’M NOW A PHD STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA, INDIA
|Do you have a college degree? Enter your academic title, if any. If you go to college, write down what year you are on. If you are not going while planning to enroll, enter which colleges you are interested in! *||
I’M MSC IN BIOINFORMATICS, 2012 FROM SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY
MY BSC IS IN BOTANY, CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY, IN 1999
|Are you employed? If you are: what is your job and where are you working?||
I’M A PRACTICING COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST
I PRACTICE AT POLY CLINICS AROUND BARASAT.
|Books you’ve published:||
1. A DIFFUSED ROOM
2. AURA OF DAWN
|Your poetry awards:||
1. BEST POET AWARDS FOR THE SUCCESSIVE 3 MONTHS JULY ,AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER THE POETRY CONTEST ORGANISED BY RHYTHM DIVINE POETS, KOLKATA, INDIA, in 2015.
2. BEST POET AWARD IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE POETRY CONTEST ORGANISED BY POETRY PARADIGM, KOLKATA, INDIA in 2016.
3.THE BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE POET IN Gli Amici di Guido Gozzano poetry contest, Italy, for successive years 2016, 2017 and 2018
|What does poetry mean to you?||
POETRY IS FOR ME THE MOST FLEXIBLE MEDIUM FOR CREATIVITY, SELF EXPRESSION, AND SUBLIMATION.
|Make a list of your five favourite writers:||
1. RABINDRANATH TAGORE
2. JIBANANANDA DAS
3. JACQUES PREVERT
4. OCTAVIO PAZ
5. THOMAS MANN
|ABOUT MILI DUELI|
|How did you hear about our contest, and decided to apply?||
|What are your experiences with the contest so far? What do you like the most, and what would you change?||
TRULY INTERESTING AND FASCINATING.
IT’S VERY COMPLEX, BUT UNIQUE FOR NURTURING POETRY & CREATIVITY WITHOUT ANY LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BOUNDARIES.
NOTHING TO CHANGE.
|Who’s your mentor? What’s your opinion about her/him?||
SHE HAS A VERY MUCH HELPFUL, INSPIRING, NURTURING, FRIENDLY AND LOVABLE PERSONALITY. I HONESTLY THINK I’M VERY MUCH LUCKY TO GET HER AS MY MENTOR.
|Were you expecting to enter the semi-final stage as one of the TOP 50 among 545 people who applied?||
|Are you expecting to enter the final stage?||
|Do you expect winning this competition?||
|Tick the three groups that describe you the most:||
dedicated to what they do
|Tick the three groups that describe you the least:||
always ready for action
|Are you a hunter or a gatherer?||
|What is your definition of love?||
LOVE IS ABOUT, SEEING ANOTHER PERSON AS THEY ARE TRULLY, AND ACCEPT THEM EMPATHITICALLY, WITH WHOLE HEART, IT TAKES TIME AND TRUE PREPARTIONS TO MAKE ONESELF READY FOR LOVE.
|If you were a plant- which plant would you be and why?||
BECAUSE IT’S GIVE FRAGRANCE WHEN IT CUT BY ANOTHER PERSON.
|Somebody gave you an anteater. What are you doing with the gift?||
I’ll TRY MY LEVEL BEST TO HELP IT GET BACK TO IT’S NATURAL WILD ENVIRONMENT
|Describe the colour yellow to a blind person.||
IT SOMETHING WHEN YOU CLOSE TO A SOURCE OF LIGHT, AND YOU FEEL SOMETHING UNCANNY WITHIN , EVEN NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE IT.
|Tell us something we don’t know about you.||
I LIKE A LOT MEDITATION, AND A WARM CUP OF TEA.
|Make a list of ten things you can do with a pen (except for writing)||
More about Semi-final organization: