Biography of Supriya Prathapan
I’m into education. Was born and raised in Delhi, which is India in miniature. It’s my existence in this beautiful place that has made me a humanist which in turn has had a deep impact on the way I write. My educational background has trained me to think in English (the Indianized version) . I love Hindi but like most Delhiites, my Hindi is a confused mixture of many Indian languages. So, can’t write in Hindi. However my knowledge of Hindi and my Indian sensibilities never cease to meddle with my English. For a creature like me who prefers opening her mouth only to teach (for which I’m paid) , writing is important.And I have chosen English as the medium because it is the only language through which I can express myself and I like moulding it to suit myself. Hope you like my work!
Supriya Prathapan's Works:
- Love (Romantic)
- Beauty and Brains
- My College Days
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Ode To Shakespeare
- My Students
- The Indian Cricket Team
- Woman of Rural India
- Human-fox! (A Poem For Children)
- Mr. Politician
- Road Traffic in Delhi
- Early In The Morning
Beauty and Brains
‘All that glitters is not gold! ’
Yet it is believed and often told,
That ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’,
Then why does a beautiful woman need to be clever?
For the lovely Lida, Lord Zeus turned into a swan,
Consequently, the beautiful Helen was born.
She became the cause of the Trojan war,
Alas! The great Greek men thought she was worth dying for.