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Mainstream, VOL LIV No 28 New Delhi July 2, 2016

International Yoga Day

Friday 1 July 2016, by Badri Raina

International Yoga Day

Is the time when you had

Better take your rebellious

Mind away from the price

Of tomatoes and sundry other

Woes that afflict the

Preponderant millions.

Where policy fails it is Yoga

That will blaze the trails

To conquest of hunger and

Destitution, bringing world

Leaders to accord accolades

In profusion. When sense

Threatens, recourse must be

To collective Pretence. If the

Standing rows of national discipline

Served the Stalinists and the Nazis 

Against recalcitrant thought, why

May not a disfigured democracy

Emulate that clever lot? Where

Hard knocks are without redress.

Soft power steps in to bless. 

                     Badri Raina