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Guest Post – Mukthi Raja

First up in our series of guest bloggers here at Writing and Works is a young poet, Mukthi Raja, from Hyderabad, India. Her work can be found on her site ‘Song of The Forlorn’ but just for today she’s here to share with us why poetry is important to her. I am Mukthi Raja from Hyderabad,India. I am 17 years old and writing is more than just a passion to me, it is almost like my escape from reality and a way to rant. Writing helps me express things I would never say out loud. I started writing at the age of 14 Talking about me as a person I am a bit introverted, as in being socially active is not my type of a thing, but I do not like being alone for a long time! I mean, I like having friends too, but in this world I have realized everybody is fake; so a few friends, some delicious food (that’s the code for pizza) and a little time for myself and I am a …

Rugby World Cup 2015

The early stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup have certainly been eventful, but a number of issues have arisen within this short space of time. For instance, whether or not the Dan Biggar shuffle is now a legitimate dance move. Even so, this world cup has proven that the gap between “developed” rugby nations and “developing” nations has considerably narrowed. For example, in the 1995 contest, New Zealand beat Japan 145 – 17 and only four years ago we witnessed Wales defeat Namibia 81 – 7. The 2015 tournament, however, has seen Japan secure an historic 34 – 32 win over South Africa. Tonga were defeated by Georgia and Namibia scored fourteen points against New Zealand. Four years ago this simply would not have happened. This world cup, more than any other, has shown that the professionalism and skill of the developing nations has started to equal their more developed rivals. So much so that the days of the 100 – 0 score lines and guaranteed victories are almost extinct. This is great for …

Make Way For The Blonde Bombshell Going For The Try!

I make no secret of it, rugby is about the only sport I’ll sit down and watch, and it’s probably the only one I actually have any understanding of. And that is all because of one insane, wonderful person, Connie Morgan. You know those people you meet and just thing, yes, your mind works in the same weird, eccentric way mine does and we are going to be friend. Meetings in public places become an issue because your weirdness together actually stands a chance of freaking other people out and sending them running. Anyway. This amazing friend of mine has kindly agreed to run a feature here on Writing and Works in honour of the Rugby World Cup. [Yes I know we’re a little late to the game but we got here in the end.] Connie will be joining us once a week to share with us her take on the World Cup and all that surrounds it. As a past player, coach and more importantly, a die hard fan, this girls has blagged her …