Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

Rookie - 21 Points [Adyasha, Anand, Gul Mohammed, Gumnaam, Helios, Joi, Nachiketa, Noor, Sarojini] (October 22,1972 / Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India)

Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
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Autobiography of an Award Winning Poet

I wanted a medal, and so I went
to the awarding committee vice president
and showed him all my poems and asked:
'Would you consider me for an award? '

'Your poems are all so simple and straight -
with no sign of style or high intellect;
even a schoolboy can plain understand them -
how can we award you for your poem? '

So I returned next day with a bunch of new
poems steeped in philosophy of high brow:
'Ah! they look now much better', he said,
'But which Party do you follow - Right or Left? '

I frankly said I belonged to neither,
whereupon he said, ''Your ... more »

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  • Rookie Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/6/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    sir.your poems are out of any hardship

  • Rookie Govind S (5/28/2014 10:07:00 AM)

    Sir, you are one of a kind.Your poems say why you are number one on poem hunter.your poems are a real joy to read.By reading your poems, one gets a special feeling that u hardly get from anyone else.PLEASE READ MY POEMS AND COMMENT.I WILL CONSIDER YOUR INPUT INVALUABLE AS IT IS COMING FROM A POET OF YOUR STATURE.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,767 Points Richard Beevor (5/24/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    excellent poems sir, I wonder if you could read some of mine and give me your advice please, I would like to improve, thank you, I am http: //www.poemhunter.com/richard-allen-beevor/

  • Rookie - 197 Points Kirti Sharma (5/15/2014 2:25:00 AM)

    please read my poems and comment too! ! !

  • Rookie - 197 Points Kirti Sharma (5/15/2014 2:21:00 AM)

    you are an awesome poet! !
    i love the rhyming schems of your poems! ! !
    beautifull! ! !

  • Veteran Poet - 1,767 Points Richard Beevor (5/8/2014 3:29:00 PM)

    Wish is an excellent poem Dr. Tapan, I wish I were as good as you, I hope one day to be recognised as you are, I must read all your poems, thank you for them.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,767 Points Richard Beevor (4/26/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    excellent work from a true class poet, love your poems sir, I hope one day you will find time to read mine, I would appreciate your advice. Thank you

  • Gold Star - 38,211 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/17/2014 9:45:00 AM)

    Out of the so many poems I read in this column this was a peculiar one having the exactness and truth of events that discourages a new born poet and the real confrontation he meets. No more comments about the poem since these are seems to be events.

  • Gold Star - 36,624 Points Valsa George (3/2/2014 12:55:00 AM)

    I had a chance to meet Dr. Tapan Kumar Pradan at my house and had a long and interesting chat with him!
    When met face to face, I could see a different side of his personality! Dr. Tapan is so sensitive to the problems of the down trodden and has cent percent commitment to his profession, who has travelled extensively and has an enormous fund of experience to his credit. In the midst of his onerous responsibilities as an executive of the Reserve Bank, he finds time to engage in umpteen social activities like planting trees, helping farmers, writing poems, socializing and so on... Warm and humane... let him thrive as a poet of great excellence and recognition!

  • Rookie - 13 Points Doris Cornago (12/16/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    I like this best sir poet:

    'What's an award to do with a darned critic? '
    I asked in rage, but his answer was as chic:
    'Your poems are sophisticated, not easy to chew -
    only a critic can lucidate your point of view! '

    You are making a good point here. but then again, you are on top now and can have your audience.

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Best Poem of Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan

Give Me That Promotion, Sir!

How are you, sir?

I was just passing by,
thought I might as well drop in
and enquire about your health, sir.
How is your stomach, sir, I am sure
by now it should be perfectly alright, sir.

And how is madam, sir
such a marvellous, gracious lady
I always look upon her as my mother, sir
Whatever she tells me is a command for me
so kind-hearted and down to earth,
even my own mother could never
inspire me so much in life, sir.

And how is your son, sir.
Such a dashing, intelligent, fashionable young man,
of all people I ...

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