so there was this competition and yea here goes –
Like her there is no other
Filled up to the brim with grace
Answer to every question, I believe she knows.
She is the finest, and she is my mother.
Me with knowledge she does smother
From Greece’s plight to Maggi’s lies
Whether it be newspaper articles or national secrets
Or presentations about preventing EMPs from burning circuits at Microwave Conferences.
She is rather knowledgeable, and she is my mother.
Sermons about the good old days make me shudder
But bring me comfort in plethora
When petrified of the future
She tells me she didn’t know how to become what she is today.
She is my kingdom come, she is my mother.
She is summoned to Chicago to Sendai and other foreign lands to cover.
From presentations to university courses
Her presence is like a blessing to everyone
I act more like a bonus assistant running around for Xeroxes
She is global, and she is my mother.
A long ride to her office she does suffer
Though packing tiffins and traffic get in her way
Manages to reach in the nick of time, she does
I don’t know how but sometimes she doesn’t either
She is an incisive woman, she is my mother.
1st phase of developing limited intelligence sounds like a buffer,
But it involves conceptual development
Design and software simulation analysis
Then comes fabrication and system integration
Testing environment conditions in labs
And finally prototype development
Then setting it off the surface of earth.
Awfully long and arduous she finds this.
She is a hardworking woman, and she is my mother.
And all that’s just for the flaws to discover
Then comes the 2nd phase
And then the 3rd for integration of extreme miniature chip development
So that the missile doesn’t get obese
And who specialises in those chips? She does
She is an integrated circuit expert, and she is my mother.
Her colleagues are no kind of duffers
Each of them serves a vital purpose
From High temperature carbon composite and missile fuel groups to the countdown by the checkout unit
Even with auto launch technology
She tells me teamwork is the dictum.
She is their team member, and she is my mother.
Tessy Thomas is no bluffer
Rightfully India’s ‘agni putri’
And the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India
The lab director of Agni missile projects I, II,III,IV,V and VI
She’s constantly inspired by the missile woman of India
She’s still learning, and she is my mother.
She’s no skudder
But duty calls for a featureless mobile
No internet to thwart safety breaches
Pen drives are forbidden
And it is all very serious business.
She’s in defence, a grave affair. And she is my mother.
She’s no sucker
In strategic system electronics
Making circuits without which missiles would just be disabled bombs
Her head is a woman
Her work is developing technology, yet undiscovered
It is not routine, just like her post as scientist E
She comes back home in evenings wiser than she left
She is a scientist, and I’m proud to call her my mother;
She is Pummy Ratna.