LETTERS TO EDITOR

Dear Dr.Saxena,
Thank you very much for publishing my poems in kritya.My friend Sanchita who has also contributed her poems told me about this journal.She writes well and has published widely.i have just started writing in English though i have published two books of poetry in hindi namely SAFAR SE PURVA(1991)and SIRF SWAPNA NAHI HEI SONCHIRAIYA(1998).One Dr.Rati Saxena Occurs on page 95 inTRIVENI,a publication of AIR.My poem is also there on page119.I guess that is your's. Congratulations.Thank you once again for this favour.

Sincerely yours
Hemendra Singh Chandalia

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Dear Rati Saxena: have a happy new year you to! And also, thanks for your permanent support, all the year!
Best wishes,
Luis Benítez (Buenos Aires)

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dearest saxena
thanks for your greetings
and wishing you and all those around you
a very happy and successful new year too
many good poems and poetry everywhere
with love and inspiration

from peter

ps: many many thanks again for all the work you did to put on kritya 2007.
it was a wonderful experience for me to come to india, to meet you and
everyboy else and to read there in such beautiful surroundings. i had a
great time. i hope to come back to india as soon as i can. and i hope we
can cooperate somehow in the future too. lets be in touch.
by the way, can i send you something for the magazine sometime. perhaps
other members of the labyrinth group here too?
also, have you heard from rajeevan since his father's death? i can't get
in touch with him at all.
ps: 2: i shall read one of your poems to welcome the new year!


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MEM,

I HAVE READ THE KRITYA'S NEW ISSUE. WONDERFULL, VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U.

Abhijit Payeng

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Dear Saxena,
we wish you a happy New Year
Lana and Davor

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2007 is going 2 finish
Now, we need to face 2008
There may be risks involved
We may need to face roadblocks
So stay alert
Share time with friends
Jump over obstacles
With care
And caution
Face challenges
Remember to laugh
A Thiagarajan
Cooperate
Discover
Make new friends
Above all...be ready for adventure
Stick together
And you will be able to go far

Very far.....
Well, not quite that far....
Always take time to smell the flowers
Don't forget to relax and enjoy

A Thiagrajan
 

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इसमें कोई शक नही है की आम आदमी की समस्याओ, सरोकारों एवं सम्वेदनाओं से गहरे जुड़े होने के बावजूद कविता आम आदमी से बहुत दूर है. मगर कविता ही नही साहित्य, कला या शिक्षा से जुड़े वे तमाम विषय, जो विशुद्ध अभिव्यक्ति ज्ञान की तलाश मे समय और ऊर्जा की मांग तो करते है, मगर बदले मे किसी तत्काल लाभ की आशा नही दिलाते. कला ही क्यों, शुद्ध विज्ञान के विषय, इंजीनियरिंग की मांग के चलते हाशिए पर चले गए है। सात दिन में अंग्रेजी / कम्प्यूटर या सफलता के गुर सिखाने या इनस्टैंट निर्वाण दिलाने/ आत्म शांति की आश्वास्ति वाले पैकेज के दौर में वही कविता लोकप्रिय या हिट हो सकती है जो मानव जीवन की गुत्थियों/ जटिलताओं को किसी बम्बईया फार्मूले की तरह मनोरंजक बना कर हल निकालें बदलती प्राथमिकताओ के चलते हर मोर्चे पर सफलता के परचम लहराने मे व्यस्त पढ़ा- लिखा प्रबुद्ध वर्ग हो या अभावों से जूझता मेहनतकश वर्ग थोड़ी सी फुर्सत पाते ही कुछ ऐसा चाहता है जो तुरंत हल्का और तनाव रहित कर दे बाजार ''ऐसा कुछ '' बडी तत्परता से उपलब्ध कराता भी है. सच तो यह है की कविता के सरोकार, सन्दर्भ एवम विमर्श अब बहुत व्यापक हो गये है. अलग- अलग कार्यक्षेत्रों और अनुभवों को लिये रचनाकरो ने कई पुरानी वर्जनाओं,सीमाओं एवं मान्यताओं को तोड़ा है. अंतर्राष्ट्रीय राजनीति, अर्थनीति और पर्यावरण से लेकर रोटी और छप्पर के लिये संघर्ष भी उतने ही मुखर हुए हैशब्दों कि लफ्फाजी वाले आरोप अधिकतर रचनाओं के लिये ठीक नही बैठते जाहिर है कि कोई भी लगाव/ जुड़ाव या सम्वाद दोहरी प्रक्रिया है अगर आम आदमी से जुड़ी कशमकश, सुगबुगाहट और अंतरद्वन्द्वों को वर्णित करती कविताएं इतनी जटिल है तो वही व्यक्ति शेयर बाजार, इनकम टैक्स, इंवेस्टमेंट जैसी दुरुह बातें कैसे समझ लेता है. कुछ भी पढने के लिये समय की कमी का रोना रोने वाला वही इंसान घंटो टी वी या कम्प्यूटर पर कैसे बैठे रहता है? यह आरोप नही सच्चाई है कि पुस्तक की बढ़ी कीमत की बात करने वालों को अपने और खर्चो मे कमी करने की जरूरत नही अनुभव होती मैं रचनाकार को उसके दायित्व से मुक्त नही कर रही हूँ, पर पाठकीयता के अभाव को सही परिपेक्ष्य मे समझना होगा स्कूल,होमवर्क,ट्यूशन, प्रतियोगिता परीक्षा के कितने सारे चक्र व्यूहों को भेद कर आज हमारे बच्चे इस मनस्थिति मे होते है की उन्हे टीवी, मोबाइल, कम्प्यूटर गेम जैसी चीजे ही आकर्षित करती है कितने माता-पिता उन्हे सोचने/ समझने/ पढने/ अभिव्यक्ति की महत्ता से परिचित कराते है, इंसान और रोबोट मे अंतर बताते है कवि विदूषक नही है न ही उसके पास कोई रेडीमेड फार्मूला है. यह अपने भीतर की यात्रा है बाहर के समस्त परिवेश के साथ. कविता तो आम/ खास/ पढने/ न पढने वाले सभी के लिये है
शुभकामनाएं
प्रभा मुजुमदार

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Wonderful Rati, as usual!

Happy New Year, and that you for the gift of Kritya.

Joneve

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Dear Dr. Saxena (Rati),

Hello and thank you for acknowledging my submission. I was so sorry to pull the one poem. I feel I should explain the unusual circumstance and timing: what happened was that after submitting to you I showed the poem to the person to whom it is dedicated. She is guest-editing a journal and wanted to include it (without the personal dedication, of course). I did not feel I could say no, although I usually never withdraw work that way. Please forgive the inconvenience to you.
Yes, I did see news of the festival. It looks absolutely wonderful and I would love to attend if I could afford to do so and if my health would allow. I will certainly dream about it and see if there is a way.
Again, thank you for your reply. I am delighted to have found Kritya! I see you have included the work of Christina Pacosz in previous issues. I met her online and find her to be such a lovely spirit, with powerful poetry, as well.

Yours in the art,

Kim

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I also wish a joyful and creatively productive new year for you , your family and the Kritya family. Let Kritya flourish with new vigour and colour.

With lots of regards
J.T.Jayasingh

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Dear Rati,

Thank you for keeping me informed of your beautiful issues.

May you find deep peace and great joy in 2008--

Bobbi Lurie

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Dear Ratiji,

Wishing you a very Happy and prosperous New Year! May your New Year bring time for
reflection, wonder and discovery..

I appreciate and thank you for including my poems in the latest issue.

I will go through the issue in details and look forward to the forthcoming Kritya 2008
festival.

Warm regards,
Shail Kumari
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Dear Dr.Rati Saxena,
Surely I wish you a bright and creative New Year.It is a nice discipline and nice to see it on time, the Kritya. your programme too are nice. But details are to be seen. About the suffering something may be given- to be added to the pull- Their full address is required-
Regards,
Aju Mukhopadhyay
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Dear Rati,

Thank you.
Glad to hear all about Kritya's progress and future plans.
Wish you and the committed persons behind kritya All the Very Best for a
bright , Happy New Year.
Love,
Savithri Rajeevan

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Dear Rati Saxena,
Merry Christmass and Happy New Year
With best wishes
Esmailpour
Shahid Beheshti University,
Tehran, Iran

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Dear Rati

Wish you a very happy New Year!

I am delighted to read the new edition of Kritya with the Uzbek poetry. I got the invitation to the December meeting, but was unable to attend as it was on a working day. Look forward to attending future meetings, as well as the upcoming poetry festival.

A wonderful thought - welcoming the New Year, with a good poem.

Best Regards
Indu Nair

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hi
wonderfull site and poems congratulation and happy new year

Tarlochan Pangli
Engineering Equipment Technician
Logican Technology Inc.
150 Karl Clark Road
Edmonton, AB
T6N 1E2
Phone: (780)450-4452
Fax: (780)450-4411
E-mail: tpangli@logican.com

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To Rati Saxena A happy and peaceful year to my friend Rati Saxena! I shall read a good poem in Krytia to start a new and meaningfull year.

Roberto Piperno

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Dear Ratiji,Heartfelt new year greetings to you and everyone in the family. May this year be as fruitful and even better in every aspect than the past one. I remember with gratitude all your good work always. My family also joins me in wishing you a joyful new year. With warm regards

,Annie.

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DEAR RATI, GREAT ISSUE. THANKS. A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU
K Sadchidanandan
 


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