an illustration done on the poem my dear friend lipi wrote for me on my birthday...since my birthday is on "Sankranti" the most awaited festival in Gujrat, when the main attraction is kites,
the theme of the poem is Uttarayan, as they call it.

The god of the norther winds sat,
bored on a his cloudy throne
"I see kites each year, I need more than that."
obviously, the god's need entertainment,
more than one.

Gloomy, he went through his diary,
his records of men, and he thought.
confused , he summoned the brainy fairy,
a perfect joker after all he sought.

A considerate amount of brains,
he said, "and art he must appreciate,
Modest and rooted to the ground,
he'd like trains,
and with good taste buds, a fan of chocolate."

So, the fairy started off to search a city,
where kites weren't the major attraction of the day,
that's when she happened to see the family that loved tea,
in the wonderful city called 'poo-nay!'

it was then settled , and He sent with love,
19 years from now, today,
A lad named thus 'Gaurav'
who amused Him, and us , everyday!


  1. Superb work Gaurav! Lovely Poem Lipi!
    The comparison between Gaurav and the famous 'Kite Flying Festival' in Gujrat is out of the ordinary! The poem brought tears in my eyes..

    Wish you the very best in Life... May you both have a wonderful and a 'HIGH Flying' Career..
    Good Luck :)

  2. that's a lovely poem and a great sketch
    - namrata


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