Catharsis -Unlock Your Talent & Creativity: SKETCHING by JOYDEEP MOITRA (IRTS- 2018 batch) & POEM by SHIKHA JHA!

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  • May 5, 2020
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Catharsis- IASbaba’s Creative Minds
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Hello Friends,

You must be aware of the term ‘catharsis’. It is the process of releasing and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.

Recently we have launched a new initiative by the name Catharsis -Unlock Your Talent & Creativity!

Today’s work is SKETCHING by JOYDEEP MOITRA (IRTS- 2018 batch) & POEM by SHIKHA JHA!

Well done, Keep it up !!


A sketch of the famous Charminar of Hyderabad



Before The Lockdown

I know you finally have the time to seek
Motivation from reading ‘Meditations’ by Aurelius
I’ve myself had a self-help book haul
But that was before the lockdown

I know you cannot post the photographs
Of skiing in Shimla this part of the year, like every year,
I’d stopped holidaying and posting about life,
It’s been one year, up until the lockdown

You’re surprised to hear Rahul squeak when he’s stressed
Perhaps the ‘age of texting’ usurps one’s auditory memory
I don’t chat often, but I still recall my pals’ voices
And have played them in my head, even before the lockdown

You complain about your crammed bookshelf
And Uncle hiding his homeopathy treatment from you
Well, my ebbed table and dad’s frozen shoulder appointments
Have kept me occupied even before the lockdown

Loneliness and silence of humans, not birds,
Perhaps you’re seeing this drab of a life just now
Competitive exams have made people brazen like me
I learnt to deal with this lockdown even before the lockdown

Be creative and find your catharsis in whichever form of creativity you are comfortable with. 

It could be anything- a song, a painting, a poem, a story, a dance performance, rangolis, jokes/humor, culinary skills, mimicry and whatnot. There is no limit to creativity. Just unleash and share it with everyone!

Why don’t you share your moments of catharsis with us?

UPSC is not only about academics but personality as well. And your personality is shaped by the creativity that you possess.  

We encourage you to keep the comment section alive by sharing your talents and also by commenting and encouraging the talent of your peers. We are also going to be a regular visitor here and will keep on posting the creative works by our talented team members and staff.

NOTE- You can also nominate by tagging anyone (if you know about the talent of your friend or anyone) ?

You can share your talent/creativity with us on

P.S: Kindly share it in a format that can be published on the website.

We believe each one of you have some hidden talent. It’s time that you explore more about yourselves and remain positive throughout this journey. Make the best use of this opportunity!

Thank You


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