Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland
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RAYLA NOEL writes, draws from Life. She began as a Broadcaster, moving on to Fiction, Painting then poetry. Currently working on manuscript, ‘ Touchables ‘, she is provoked by human hunger for satisfaction. Though some of her works have been published, Noel was never ready to be read till now she says. Three kids – the youngest of whom is visually challenged, turned her for a while into ‘Art teacher’ to a few challenged kids, even ‘Story Teller’ for slum school at Borivali Mumbai. Today she is a home schooling Mom at Bangalore in an apartment facing Defence Colony acres of tree, reminiscent of lighthouse compounds she grew up in along the coast of India. Her poems ‘Waiting to dance’ (written post Taj Bombings, Mumbai), ‘Brother we must meet’ ( cross border letters), published in Poesy ’09 and recent songs reflect humans as Prisoners of Hope. Healing Rain, My Burden is Light, are Indo Western fusion music; 55 years old, born in Mangalore, a student of Psychology
Tej loses her parents in an accident, and can hardly recognise life anymore but must get re-acquainted with older childless couple (Henry and Lara) she meets in the park. Unprepared for their raw recipes of peace, Tej must face nameless emotions, in the bitter dregs of a season that refuses to...