Can I not sing a song
In appreciation for ‘Melange’?
My journey started
With the magnificent magazine –
The issue on every Sunday,
On one fine day,
When I picked up the weekly,
Browsed the pages that
My eyes fell upon,
Read quite a few features,
Admired the beautiful compositions,
Usage of English language
And began to learn…
Facts about our motherland –
Culture, communities, civilization,
Little things about little ones,
Informative titbits, counselling tips,
Contributions of illustrious personalities,
Significance of festive proceedings.
My experience…’twas truly inspiring.
So, can I not sing a song
In praise of ‘Melange’?
[Published in ‘melange’, the Sunday supplement of ‘The Sentinel’ on 7 November 2010]