X Monograph (Contd.): MSM Poems and Readers Respond

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Call for poems in MSM Poems Section on Medicine, Health and Human Behaviour


We begin a Mens Sana Monographs Poems Section from this issue.

Interested poets may send their work for consideration. They may be in verse, but preferably in blank verse. A fourline write up on the poet with a photograph must accompany every submission. You may submit not more than three poems at one time.

While there cannot really be a restriction of any nature as to topics in poetry, poems dealing with medicine, health, delicate satire on human behaviour of various types, insighful reflections etc are more likely to be accepted for publication.

Poems may preferably be submitted in Word format by email and addressed to the Editor.

Acceptance, or otherwise, will be conveyed within four weeks of receipt of submission, if not earlier. We do not wish to increase the anguish of poets by making them wait further. That may lead to another distressed poetry because of us!

Poems for potential publication in Mens Sana Monographs Vol III, No 6, March-April 2006 ISSN 0973-1229 should reach the Editor in Microsoft Word format by 1st January 2006. All poems will be submitted for peer review and a decision of acceptance or otherwise will be conveyed to the authors by 1st Feb 2006.

Authors may contact the Editor, Mens Sana Monographs, for further details and clarification (email: mensanamonographs@yahoo.co.uk). They may also visit the website http://mensanamonographs.tripod.com for further information.

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MSM Poems





Allow whispers to


long distances.





Make silences

Come to life.




Life itself

Is a



Two silences.





the crows gathered on our terrace

for a meeting.

There were at least five hundred

of them

if not more.


as they caw-cawed

and moved about animatedly

and argued

and jostled

and changed sides

and hung on

to slender ropes

and made it all appear

very intense


apparently purposeful


equally entertaining.


I remembered


similar assembly.

Ajai Singh


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Readers Respond


You can read here a response to the last issue of Mens Sana Monographs

Medical Practice, Psychiatry and the Pharmaceutical Industry: And Ever the Trio Shall Meet, Mens Sana Monographs, Mens Sana Research Foundation (2005), Vol II, No 6, Vol III, No 1-3, March - October 2005. ISSN 0973-1229.

Please allow me to congratulate you on bringing out Mens Sana 8th and 9th Monographs on Medical Practice, Psychiatry and the Pharmaceutical Industry. You and Shakuntala have obviously put in an enormous effort to study dozens of documents, articles and books to bring out such a comprehensive review of this topic with focus on important areas for debate in India. You deserve congratulations of all the readers of these Monographs.


Dr. Narendra N. Wig,

Prof Emeritus Psychiatry,

PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

8th Sept, 2005.


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