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"Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a gifted writer of great promise. I have a gut feeling we have a new star rising in Punjab's literary horizon. She has an excellent command of English and a sly sense of humour."
- Khushwant Singh on The Long Walk Home

"An enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder."
- India Today on Earning the Laundry Stripes

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Hong Kong’s Indian Summer

Azure sky with popcorn clouds,
A cascade of variegated green -
A mountain that spills with 50 shades
or more, of aquamarine,
Dotted with joggers, amblers, dogs with maids...

From my window I behold
A sunlit world hum and murmur;
As if out of a tunnel of mildew and mold,
Hong Kong had tumbled into an Indian summer,
And hastily decked itself in fool’s gold.

Well, what’s not to love -
Feast for the eyes, and a lesson in tow:
Endless bleak days cast in glove,
Days of labour and ceaseless sow,
Will coax, if for a day, the reluctant heavens above.
© Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

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