Michelle Cohen Corasanti

In conversation with Michelle Cohen Corasanti

The following interview with author Michelle Cohen Corasanti was published in Times of India (Online) Book: The Almond Tree Author: Michelle Cohen Corasanti Publisher: Fingerprint/Prakash Books India Pages: 352 Intolerance is a human being’s biggest weakness and finding peace, his greatest strength. This journey from intolerance to peace is the search for freedom. In her…



The day was sunny like a winter morning, Afternoon reminded me of your hug from last autumn. Evening came as though you returned to kiss me one spring night, When night fell, how I wished to forget the summer goodbye.


A Lost Game

A blank page. An empty road. A cup, no coffee An open sky Today’s newspaper has no headlines. A knock on the door, no one outside. Where’s the wind? Asks the wind chime. Chairs are arranged, is anyone coming? Your Knight’s in distress The Bishop, a lone ranger Queen is indebted to the Pawn And…

Creaking shadows

The bed would creak in the middle of the night every time I got up to use the washroom. I am a self-confessed insomniac but I do not conspire to disturb another’s well deserved sleep. I would carefully tiptoe through the darkness on my way back to the bed but that was useless. With apologies…


A Morning from the Past

When I woke up this Saturday morning, it felt I had woken up to a similar morning in the month of April a few years back. As I sit up gently rubbing my eyes, I see the sun rays streaming in through the netted window, and, I quietly admire the inanimate objects perched on my…

Sacred Red


Oh! My scarred forehead  Drawn in sacred vermilion Too scared to complain Red vermilion, red is blood What makes red sacred, ask I? Published here: http://notsilencebutverse.tumblr.com/page/2


Coals, Clouds and Cups of Tea

Most of us like the smell of wet mud, don’t we? After the rains are done beating hard against the surface of the earth like a peculiar case of violence, the air feels new, young and reborn. Why ‘peculiar’ you may ask? Well, however harsh its splashes are, there are no signs of bruises, cuts,…