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Hammer Examiners - Poem

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.



The cream of Academia

Puffed and stuffed

With pride

Turns sour,

Hissing questions

Swallowing replies,


Which burp

Acidic remarks,

To add to

The health of

Sick research,

That turns

Guides and Examiners

Into live hammers,

Wild and ravaging,

Tough "Masters"

Of weakened "Disciples",

More busy in

Crushing and pounding

"Ego" and "Alter ego"

Of Researcher

Than ensuring

Systematic detailed

Research work.

- Vanita Thakkar (26.04.2017)


© 2020 Vanita Thakkar


Vanita Thakkar (author) on July 27, 2020:


I have seen this problem trouble so many researchers, including myself. Disorientation / loss of focus from the essence of work is not considered punishable - especially when those involved are at such a position of respect, but it really hurts sincerity and harms the overall work atmosphere and desired, necessary progress in the field.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 27, 2020:

Well expressed on a topic of concern.

Appreciate you for conveying your message through a poem, effectively.

Thanks for sharing.

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