MAY 2020  

This too shall pass, he said

Calm and rational, I was still

In my home, my fears quelled

hear whispers, ‘All is not well’

My mind races and hopes fell

The telly has stories to tell


Out on the streets, my brethren

Fearful and paralysed, hungry and forlorn

Gazing at the exodus, I discern

Inequality overpowers penury, then I groan

Yes, everything did ring a bell

The telly has stories to tell


Torment and torture on the move

Long walk continues, I wake up

With guilt and shame, I disapprove

Shouts of dissent didn’t cheer up

Young or old, not a rebel

The telly has stories to tell


Sun sets, the gloom sets in

Verily, ‘negative’ is the new positive

Fear of isolation and abandonment begin

To eat souls, rational and sensitive

Lights turned off and darkness fell

The telly has stories to tell


Plunderers and greedy intruders let up

Mother Earth bounces back with vigour

Distracted by rustles I sit up

Garden boughs sway and leaves murmur

On me, flowers cast a spell

The telly has stories to tell

Elephants walk their lands with ease

No fear of humans, their insanity

Otters venture, their fun never cease

We behold, coexistence an eternal verity

Far away I hear a yell

The telly has stories to tell


Penguins, they waddle their way around

Glances and colours, reflecting and enchanting

Ecstatic calls that celebrate freedom abound

Reverberate throughout the world, a yearning

To savour moments of beauty swell

The telly has stories to tell


From the foothills of Great Orme

Horned white beauties traverse the streets

Sounds of trotting hooves, humans affirm

Bay leaves disappear, hear no bleats

To the headland, the herd travel

The telly has stories to tell


Wild boars descend, Sika deer scamper

Mortals are away, animals at play

Barcelona will wait, Let Nara slumber

Ducks in the canals, they slay

City of love! Gape and marvel

The telly has stories to tell


In silence puffins explore the sea

No takers for Bouillabaisse, Marseille stares

Overlooking the Mediterranean, boats sway lazily

Wild orchids blossom, their beauty allures

Is this all a bit surreal!

The telly has stories to tell


Unkempt lawns are good as havens

Our chubby winged friends buzz eternally

Waggle dance, journey to the heavens

Feathered friends fill the sky perpetually

No smiles, monkeys fight a battle

The telly has stories to tell


To heal and to be healed

Yea! To breathe and let breathe

Emotions and feeling, so tightly sealed

For good, withdraw into a sheathe

Lift the veil, what a pell-mell!

The telly has stories to tell


Free dogs seek out for cynophilists

Bingo! Feeder passes come in handy

The benevolent lot persist and insist

Rescuing the starving, our bounden duty

Yet, hunger and death we smell

The telly has stories to tell


The din of human voices disappear

Roaring machines halt, noise die down

Mother Earth rightfully regains her composure

Amid great tribulations, an undoer’s moan

Nature re-creating herself, the new normal

The telly has stories to tell


- Contributed by Dr Elsa Lycias Joel.

© TERI 2020

Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to [email protected]

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248
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