West Bengal CM's poetry in (com)motion

Feb 19, 2013, 09:14 IST | Agencies

This review copy had us in splits. Earthsong is an anthology of poems by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

As we flipped through this coffee table book where her artworks compliment her poetry, it was tough to stop the chuckles when we stumbled upon one of her poems, titled Quiet.

Yes, the contrast was too stark to ignore. The firebrand leader speaks of chirping birds, gurgling rivers and the earth sleeping in a peaceful glow. We wonder what her rivals at the receiving end of many a famous high-pitched debate on the floor of the House would have to say to this passive avatar of Didi. 

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