By Aparna Bandyopadhyay
Contributory Author for Spark Igniting Minds
When Tomas Bata came,
the town became bigger.
Batanagar became the development trigger.
As I came into the city, so large,
The bustle was as heady as a fully stocked barge!
Near and far, my reputation took wings,
I was a novelty then and the happy child sings.
For Children and ladies, Gents and dandies,
Was pride of all, much loved as candies!
Every year as the schools reopen,
I make the family pride awaken.
Papas and mamas, watch the twinkling eyes
Of their children on their countless tries!
Years passed by, the world then opens,
To a world of varieties, new brands have spoken.
Like the forgotten Royalty, my sun is now setting.
On precious Bata shoes, now no one is betting!
About the Author
Aparna has been a physics teacher in various Air Force Stations and Private schools in civilian areas, whenever stationed at a place. She has written articles and poems in Air Force magazines and regional publications.
She is now focusing on methods to make the environment green and safe. Her motto is to keep learning from young and old alike, there being no end date to learning.