Dr Santosh Alex(India) is the author of 34 books and is a bilingual poet , widely published translator and a poetry curator from India. His books include poems, translations and criticism. His poems have been translated into 25 languages world over.His poems have been published in International Poetry Anthologies. His major works include two poetry collections in Malayalam titled Dooram(2008) and Njan Ninakku Oru Ghazal (2013), Two poetry collections in Hindi titled Panv Tale ki mitti (2013) and Hamare Beech Ka Maun (2017).





Another day



The loss of the brother

And sister still bothers me.


Our homes

Were not homes anymore

At night we used candles

In the morning the sounds of gunfire

Awakened us.


I asked God for

Yet another day

so that again Shikara

Will be full of passengers

Khawa is sold by the shopkeeper and

Pigeons throng the premises of Hazrath bal.