Ra Sh is a poet/translator from Kerala whose poems have appeared in some international and national on-line journals. His collection Architecture of Flesh was published by Poetrywala, Mumbai, recently.

 
 

Stories by Ra Sh

When I Used Jealousy To Bring Lovers Together | Bonobology

Did I love Sophia, who loved Joseph?

Ra Sh
Ra Sh
Posted on : 12 Jul 2016

In this first person narrative, Ravi Shanker talks about a friend and evenings where the imagined became real and the real became the imagin...

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Bonobology | Cupid in the Zoo

Zookeeper falls in love with a Bonobo

Ra Sh
Ra Sh
Posted on : 22 May 2016

Ra Sh writes about dating a woman from the land of anacondas, who can speak pig, and transforming into a bonobo when in love with her

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A Love Poem on Palmy-amorous | Bonobology.com

Palmy-amorous

Ra Sh
Ra Sh
Posted on : 06 May 2016

A politically incorrect love poem

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Activity by Ra Sh

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Ra Sh Commented

12 Oct 2016

Comment : Can love flourish in a situation where both the partners are suspicious of each other? On his part, the boy suspects that she may have BPD and on her part she suspects that he may suspect so. The girl is trying to convince him of her faculties to care for him, nurse him and sacrifice for him. But, the boy may think this sensitivity is an over-reaction that is born from her disease and may only be temporary. The girl may think she is trying to help him to wring out his disease, but he may take it to be an intrusion by a stranger on his limited life. I think by `love’, she means a `love’ that lasts forever in the form of marriage or even later or even spiritually. It is nice to think of such a `love’, but the only issue is that such a thing does not exist. It is better to treat it poetically and not concretely. The reasons the girl and the boy have been giving out for non-completion of studies or leaving jobs too frequently are not convincing for a `healthy’ life. In case both of them want to settle down together, they better have a joint session with a qualified doctor where all things are brought out in the open. No one individual in this sordid drama can solve it.
How Love Taught Me To Hold On Against Disease & Distance | Bonobology

A love that is holding on against disease and distance

Ritamvara Bhattacharya
Ritamvara Bhattacharya
Posted on : 10 Oct 2016

This is their love. Hers as intense as the burning magma and his as settled and cloistered as a snail’s. This is their fight, their endless strife against disease.

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Ra Sh

Ra Sh Commented

05 Sep 2016

Comment : This is true to some extent. But, how many parts of oneself does one come across in a normal life? There are so many chambers within us that remain locked till death. Same case with a life partner. One will be lucky if one meets six to seven parts of the other that match with one’s. More is being ambitious. If one is lucky, the partner will be of such caliber that he/she can go on opening your locked chambers and set the feelings free. Then, that will turn mutual and a very fruitful partnership can begin. Trick is, look for an open minded partner. (But, watch out some horrible people who hold their doors wide open and shut them once you are inside!)

They say we meet parts of 'Self' we don't even know about when in close relationships. I understood that I lie to myself convincingly and believe in my lie with all my heart. But through him, with what I experience (which mocks my lie unabashedly to my face) I know how I trick my own Self. Share something about you?


Ra Sh

Ra Sh Commented

27 Aug 2016

Comment : I have noticed this trait in me and men I have come across. The partner is mentioned in discussions, but as the butt of jokes or as hindrances to one’s freedom. On the other hand, `other women’ are freely discussed about as if they are something that can be shared. That’s also one way to find common cause in subjugating women as a whole by ridiculing many aspects of theirs. A `loose woman’ is an object of much animated discussion. The domestic scene is still a private space and less talk about it makes it impossible for another man to enter. There is still some concept of the santum santorum within the family where they prefer to keep their partners hidden. Even if there is some issue cropping up, the discussion is likely to be on a one-to-one basis in a hush-hush manner. Women, being `lesser’ partners, tend to paint a rosier picture of the partnership before other women as they are heavily dependent on it for survival. This happens, even if the woman is more financially independent. More so, if they are mere housewives. One necessity to talk more about it is to keep other women away from the partner. Like, I am in control and we have a good life, so, stay away.

I find that women find it easy to talk about partners, men like to keep mum? Is it that they do not feel as much or they just think it is strictly private business?



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