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Mainstream, VOL LIII No 26, New Delhi June 20, 2015

Nobel Prize

Saturday 20 June 2015, by Badri Raina

However mighty the quake may be,
I survive smartly in a Delhi high-rise,
But such is the bias of the Committee,
I do not get the Nobel Prize.

I drive in a mid-day blistering sun
Through desert sands where everything dies,
But the Committee takes little note,
And refuses me the Nobel Prize.

I eat Maggi loaded with Lead,
And counter anti- Corporate lies,
But the Word Bank will not recommend
Me for that coveted Nobel Prize.

One reason for such unfairness—
I belong to a poor country,
Unlike some winners of recent years—
Yunus, Malala, Satyarthi.

Badri Raina