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Poems: The Landscapes of Home, Love, Solitude, And Infinity

Poems: The Landscapes of Home, Love, Solitude, And Infinity

Can there be home within a home? Can our vanity be too big to hold all the love we get? Can solitude taste like the numb strumming of a guitar? How many years must it take for the light to pass through a shadow?

21 May 2022
Hate Speech And The Language That Speaks Of Love: An Ode To Urdu

Hate Speech And The Language That Speaks Of Love: An Ode To Urdu

With so much hate being spewed on social media and public platforms, the language of Urdu feels like a soothing balm  

14 May 2022

Love Songs | Can love exist without an impending sense of loss?

Artist Sudarshan Shetty talks about his immersive art installation called Age of Love and how mortality is a necessary condition for regeneration.

Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

Sudarshan Shetty’s immersive art installation Age of Love throws up various theories and queries about love

13 May 2022

The Lunchbox: Stories About Love

I must thank Sheikh for his generosity. I ran into him at Bombay Central two years ago when I was in Mumbai for my mother’s last rites. He drove me to his...

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27 March 2022
Short Story: The Mothers In Her Backbone

Short Story: The Mothers In Her Backbone

As Ma laid her healing hand on her back, Anisha felt like she had magically inserted some fallen, missing piece of a little bone back into her column of...


27 March 2022
Love Story: Time And Time Again

Love Story: Time And Time Again

He had thought of her as she was, as her name spoke of: a single star. And now the star had burnt out, consumed by the vastness of the galaxy.


26 March 2022
Book Excerpt: Amrita Pritam's Silent Love For Sahir Ludhianvi

Book Excerpt: Amrita Pritam's Silent Love For Sahir Ludhianvi

In her writings and her life, the first prominent female Punjabi poet of the twentieth century leaves behind a legacy for women writers in India which urges...


21 March 2022
Poems About Letting Go Of Love, And Its Afterglow

Poems About Letting Go Of Love, And Its Afterglow

A narrative of loss: of innocence, and freshness in love. When the dust settles on a relationship, the heart learns to let go. But we still hold on to the old...


19 March 2022
Love And Longing In Nagaland

Love And Longing In Nagaland

After their passionate first kiss, they never get to meet again. Under the fading moonlight, when cold breeze blows over the hills, he secretly remembers her


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13 March 2022
Poems About War, Grief, Flowers And Hope 

Poems About War, Grief, Flowers And Hope 

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...


12 March 2022
Poems: Of Tenants Living Inside Us — Grief, Longing And Love

Poems: Of Tenants Living Inside Us — Grief, Longing And Love

The poems in Sayan Aich Bhowmik’s collection, ‘I Will Come With A Lighthouse,’ reflect on the crisis of the soul and acknowledge the translated nature of...


12 March 2022
Book Excerpt: We Are All Beggars Of Love

Book Excerpt: We Are All Beggars Of Love

You can’t explain love to a plant or philosophy to a dog. We feel only what we understand. And he felt love for me. He wanted me to understand that.


12 March 2022
Notes From My Journal: Ruminations On Memory, Love And Leadership

Notes From My Journal: Ruminations On Memory, Love And Leadership

A young woman writer navigates through personal and professional spaces, recording moments that shape us.


06 March 2022
A Love Story Laced With The Sense Of An Ending

A Love Story Laced With The Sense Of An Ending

For a year, Reema carried on her unspoken love affair with Rashid: Texting him, meeting him at restaurants, losing herself in his warm embrace at hotels.


06 March 2022
Short Story: The Things I Do For Love 

Short Story: The Things I Do For Love 

When my father invited the tall, fat man to stay for the night before he took a friend from the farm, I sat by Cola’s side that whole night.


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05 March 2022
Poems: Of Quiet Goodbyes, Departure And Global Warning

Poems: Of Quiet Goodbyes, Departure And Global Warning

What sound do you hear when your loved ones leave? What if the sluggish earthworm burrowing the earth get cemented?


05 March 2022
Love Versus Terror: Mahatma Gandhi’s Fictional Letter To Nathuram Godse

Love Versus Terror: Mahatma Gandhi’s Fictional Letter To Nathuram Godse

‘You think ill of me but I would think well of you and your family and friends and you would ultimately realise that in this tug of war between terror and...


28 February 2022
Shibani Dandekar Gets Her Wedding Date Tattooed On Her Arm

Shibani Dandekar Gets Her Wedding Date Tattooed On Her Arm

Actress-singer Shibani Dandekar had tattooed actor-director Farhan Akhtar’s name on her neck before, but post their wedding, she got her wedding date...


27 February 2022
How I Navigate My Sexuality As A Bisexual Woman

How I Navigate My Sexuality As A Bisexual Woman

The protagonist of my first novel is bisexual, but not ashamed of being one. She is neither defined nor restricted by her sexuality. In crafting her, I have...


26 February 2022
Alia Bhatt On Relationship With Ranbir Kapoor: 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya'

Alia Bhatt On Relationship With Ranbir Kapoor: 'Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya'

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has come a long way from ‘Student Of The Year’ to her latest movie ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. She will complete 10 years in...


26 February 2022
An Interfaith Love Story: How I Met Zuva, My Soul, My Life

An Interfaith Love Story: How I Met Zuva, My Soul, My Life

'When I left the Valley for the plains, the search for love left me with a broken heart. On the last assignment at my old workplace, however, I found true love'


24 February 2022
'Bigg Boss 15' Contestant Vishal Kotian Reveals About Wedding Plans

'Bigg Boss 15' Contestant Vishal Kotian Reveals About Wedding Plans

Reality show 'Big Boss' contestant reveals his marriage plans with girlfriend Payal Shetty


19 February 2022
Love Story: An Unbroken Promise

Love Story: An Unbroken Promise

The darkness and depth of the night were soothing the souls with its spell-binding silence. The pale crescent moon shone like a silvery claw in the night sky.


17 February 2022
Poem: The Lévi-Strauss Kind Of Love

Poem: The Lévi-Strauss Kind Of Love

Our shadow has flatfoot and it rolls down/to the estuary of obscure.


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