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Poems For Bilkis Bano: Wake Up, Blindfolded Woman

Poems For Bilkis Bano: Wake Up, Blindfolded Woman

Aug 25, 2022

Lady Justice needs to take off her blindfold and see the injustice all around in her name

Poem: Happy Independence Day

Poem: Happy Independence Day

Aug 15, 2022

The poem is written in protest against the death of a Dalit boy who was allegedly beaten by his teacher for drinking water from the earthen pot meant for the upper castes in Rajasthan’s Jalore.

Can We Still Be Friends, Raqif? The Story Of A Friendship That Gave Me My First Poem

Can We Still Be Friends, Raqif? The Story Of A Friendship That Gave Me My First Poem

Aug 02, 2022

The poet tells us about the sensory and sad moment when these poems were born. She pens the pain, ‘How the voices are coming/with weeping noises/and shattered images/after the throat has long been slit!’

Poem | Umar: Of Shadows Awaiting Dawn

Poem | Umar: Of Shadows Awaiting Dawn

Jul 31, 2022

While former JNU student leader Umar Khalid remains in prison, a West Bengal poet closes her eyes and lets her dreams flame up resistance. She pens, ‘The shafts of the sunlight are setting /all the detention centres on fire.’

A Personal Essay On The Memories Of Rain: Gods Never Rain On Us

A Personal Essay On The Memories Of Rain: Gods Never Rain On Us

Jul 13, 2022

'Being a farmer's daughter and now a farmer, for us rain sometimes means germination of hope and sometimes death of hope,' writes Moumita Alam.

Poems: The Many Facets Of Home

Poems: The Many Facets Of Home

Jul 09, 2022

The many poems on home and its memories.

Love In The Time Of Monsoon

Love In The Time Of Monsoon

Jul 09, 2022

Monsoon, the season of love, longing and petrichor has just arrived in many parts of India. Here is my poem on love in the monsoon. The readers can read it as a single poem or five different poems on love in the time of the monsoon.

Poems About War, Grief, Flowers And Hope 

Poems About War, Grief, Flowers And Hope 

Mar 13, 2022

What are we supposed to do when war breaks out? Some people come out and protest. Some become numb. And some write poems in the hope that someday flowers will bloom in the barrels of the Kalashnikov instead of bullets. These poems express that hope.

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