The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.



Meet 10: Shiva

3rd March 2017: It was Maha Shivratri last week and we were supposed to have met then.  So the theme `Shiva' seemed very appropriate. But then, we ended up postponing the session but..continued with the theme. Discussions sparked off by... Continue Reading →

Meet 8: Animals

Yes, THAT was the theme. Animals. So, we had some contributions that were bang on target and some that had tenuous links to it and some were ..well... about  animals but not from the realm of literature. Here is what... Continue Reading →

Goshti Gharakadil Me Vadta Gadya Re

By the famous Marathi poet Keshavsut (Krishnaji Keshav Damle)   Contributed by Chinmoy  

Ahi Nakool

Poem by the famous Marathi poet Kusumagraj (V. V. Shewalkar) from the collection Vishakha.   Contributed by Chinmoy

Pandhare Hatthi (White Elephants )

From the collection of poems ` Sandhyakaalchya Kavita'  by the Marathi prose writer and poet Manik Godghate , popularly known by his pen-name Grace. Contributed by Chinmoy

Meet 7 : Travel

The theme was `travel'and travel we did... from the dusty desert sands of Afghanistan to the opulent French courts of 1650's and USA of the seventies. Poetry, excerpts from novels to a live-experience activity - we had it all. Vasant Bapat's... Continue Reading →

Pravaasachya Kavita

Poems by famous Marathi poet Vasant Bapat, from his poetry collection `Pravasaachya Kavita' Devdutt leaves for Swapnateerth 2. Devdutt on the criss-crossing roads in the US. (Raste Raste Raste) 3. Devdutt vists Sea World 4. Devdutt visits the Grand Canyon 5. ... Continue Reading →

Yeshil tevha japun ye tu..

The poem is by the Marathi poet, dramatist, novelist critic and short-story writer  B S Mardhekar. He is known for bringing in modernism into Marathi writing.     Contributed by Chinmoy

Ek Diwas Me Parameshwarala…

This poem is by the Marathi poet, critic and writer Keshav Meshram.   Contributed by Chinmoy

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