Prarthana Banikya
Flashbacks Of Ata

Flashbacks Of Ata

In this poem, Prarthana relates her experiences listening to her Ata’s stories (Ata means grandfather in Assamese), and if you’ve been lucky enough to grow up with your grandparents, it will surely resonate with you.

Postcards From Ziro

Postcards From Ziro

This poem started with the idea of long periods of time spent in waiting by people in love (living apart). A big part was played by a postcard from a friend in France which helped in the use of imagery. Months later, this poem was adapted to the landscapes of Ziro, Northeast India and the images of its sweeping hills and rivers that failed to fade from the poet’s mind. The poem was written in the course of one very staggered year.

The Books That Influenced My Life

The Books That Influenced My Life

Books have the power to influence readers and to provide them with a fresh outlook on the world. In this essay, Prarthana talks about some of the the books that influenced her and compelled her to change her perspective.

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