Saturday, January 31, 2009

Love


Love
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Fools marry the girl they love,
Wise men love the girl they marry,
goes an old dictum.

Love turns
most of us
backwards --
into a fool.

Eventually,
all turn wise.


GB #20

Play


Play
Originally uploaded by punyamishra


"Come back soon from play,
and finish your work"
is what you hear.

Until work becomes work,
and play, play.

Play hard enough,
and play becomes work.

But, work hard enough,
and work becomes play.

And if you look hard enough,
PLAY becomes LEARN.

Now you don't need,
to hurry back from play.

GB #19

Friday, January 30, 2009

Discover


Discover
Ambigram by punyamishra



The scientific training,
teaches how to discover.

The artistic training
teaches how to uncover.

The mathematician uncovers,
only to discover --
new things to uncover.

GB #18 (Also Math Poettary)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Isosceles Triangle

An Isosceles Triangle
looks in the mirror,
and finds itself un-reversed.
"My base angles are equal,"
it says.

Math Poettary #2

Monday, January 26, 2009

Darpan (rotates to mirror)


Darpan (rotates to mirror)
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

When you read something in Hindi,
do you turn it around in your mind,
and think it through in English?

When you speak in English,
do you think it through in Hindi,
and turn it around in your mind?

Does your mind let you see
what you really are,
when you look in the mirror?

GB #17

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Blogger


Blogger
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

I may not write very well
but still,
I do write.

I may be confused,
but still,
I do express myself.

I may not have much to say,
but still,
I do say it.

I may not think too deeply,
but still,
I do think.

I am
a Blogger.

GB #16

Ali


Ali
Originally uploaded by punyamishra


Ali said to himself:
"I'm the Greatest".
And for many,
he was 
The Greatest

What do you
tell yourself?

GB #15

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Visual Wordplay


Visual Wordplay
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

A picture, they say,
is worth a thousand words.

Then what about words,
that are also pictures?

What about
Visual wordplay?



GB#14

Anand (reflection)


Anand (reflection)
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Anand.
Simple,
humble,
down-to-earth,
impassive.
A nice guy.

Aggressive.
Listens to
his opponent's
breathing,
to read
their mind.

And works his own
with lightening speed.

Anand,
chess champion.

GB #13

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How to buy the book

Here is a list of addresses and contracts in case you are having trouble finding the book.

Delhi: Variety Book Depot – 23412567 / Mr.John

Chennai: India Book Distributors – 044 28353173 / Vinay Anchan
Desh kumar (Penguin Rep) - 9789087712

Mumbai: Strand Mumbai - 022-22086109 / Madhu
Ketan Patel (Penguin Rep) - 9867189490

For online book store you can go to www.firstandsecond.com

Here is another online book store link.

If all else fails, please write to: customer.service@in.penguingroup.com.

Smita


Smita
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

P-Smita,
A love story.

Psmita,
listened patiently,
to every story
through the night.
While the Other
dropped off.

Psmita,
flipped P over,
for ever
and ever.

Psmita,
continues to 
listen patiently --
even though
this P
is never silent.

Gb #12

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Good-Evil


Good-Evil
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Good and Evil,
black and white.

One cannot exist
without the other.

When you remove
the evil,
is good
left-over?


GB # 11

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Madam-i'm-Adam


Madam-i'm-Adam
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Madam I'm Adam.
Could be the first
sentence ever spoken,
the first
palindrome.

It reads the same
front to back
and back to front.
Flip it over,
and still,
its the same.


First ever sentence,
an ambigram.

GB #10

Teach-Learn


Teach-Learn
Originally uploaded by punyamishra


We are here
to teach what we learn,
and to learn what we teach.

We are here
to learn when we teach,
and teach when we learn.

We are here,
to give what we have,
and take what we can.

GB #9

Teach-Learn (all mixed up)


Teach-Learn (all mixed up)
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Some say that
one teaches best,
what one needs to learn
the most.

Teach-Learn
Two sides
of the same coin?
Or are they,
one and the same?

GB #8