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Abortion Rights... Clipping Freedom While Saving Lives

Abortion Rights... Clipping Freedom While Saving Lives

US Supreme Court upends 50 years of abortion rights. What happens next?

26 June 2022
The Poetry of Homes

The Poetry of Homes

A poet sent her poem in response to the Nomad's Diary

25 June 2022

A Fistful of Poems About Father

These poems commemorate fatherhood by recalling childhood stories, bonds made over books and rivers, the onset of illness and the eventual loss of the father.

Poem: Collateral Damage

Poem: Collateral Damage

The shootouts at schools...the attacks at the places of worship... should have never happened...

25 June 2022

Poems From Goa: Songs Of Nature, Forgotten

These poems by Priyal 'Woodpecker', one of the new age hippies of Goa, look at the loss of Goa's natural spaces and the impact of human invasions on what was...

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17 June 2022
A Look At The Funny Side Of Life, Through Poems And Cartoons

A Look At The Funny Side Of Life, Through Poems And Cartoons

Hardened truths delivered under the guise of melodic verse, combined with a lively sketch by Goa-based cartoonist and author Alex Fernandes


10 June 2022
For Good And For Verse: What The Booker Prize Can Do For Indian Poetry

For Good And For Verse: What The Booker Prize Can Do For Indian Poetry

A Bitter-Sweet Experience in the World of Literary Translations: In the global Anglophone market, only the novel and big non-fiction travel. Our best poetry...


13 June 2022
Poems | On Nature And Toronto

Poems | On Nature And Toronto

The topaz blue of the Toronto sky can transport one to the luminous regions of solitude.


13 June 2022
Poem | The Symphony Of The Tide

Poem | The Symphony Of The Tide

And I may have lost the shore/But now the ocean is my own.


29 May 2022
Book Review | Cloud Messenger: The Poetic Journey Of Monsoon

Book Review | Cloud Messenger: The Poetic Journey Of Monsoon

Monsoon, Abhay K’s latest poetry collection, stitches Indian Ocean islands and the Indian subcontinent into a single magic carpet where the splendour of...


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28 May 2022
Poems: Of Journeys, Recurring Thoughts, Sadness and Fragrance

Poems: Of Journeys, Recurring Thoughts, Sadness and Fragrance

What are the consolations for the adventurer on a searing journey riven by human suffering? Can thoughts be volatile and violent? Can despondency seep into...


21 May 2022
Book of Tea: A Poem

Book of Tea: A Poem

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 21 as International Tea Day in recognition of the long history and deep cultural and economic significance...


19 May 2022
From A Technical And Administrative Professional To A Poet, Narayan Dutt Pandey Is An Inspiration For Budding Poets

From A Technical And Administrative Professional To A Poet, Narayan Dutt Pandey Is An Inspiration For Budding Poets

The budding poets should be honest about their craft, themselves, and the realities of their lives. So don’t be caught in between the harsh truth of life of...


16 May 2022
Short Poems

Short Poems

Short poems for a weekend read.


08 May 2022
An Ode To The Mother Of My Child

An Ode To The Mother Of My Child

A poet's ode to the mother of their child.


08 May 2022
An Ode To Mother

An Ode To Mother

A son remembers his mother in this poem.


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08 May 2022
Poems of Colours, Memories, Sounds, Tastes and Smells

Poems of Colours, Memories, Sounds, Tastes and Smells

These poems bring alive images of twinkling jasmine flowers and purple geraniums; mynahs and mockingbirds; guavas and grapefruits to make profound comments on...


07 May 2022
Poems: Of Angry Pride, Rebirth And Hope 

Poems: Of Angry Pride, Rebirth And Hope 

Draupadi is one of Indian mythology’s strongest female characters. Has the disrobing shame maimed forever a spotless name? Must a new beginning encircle the...


01 May 2022
The Otherness of Belonging

The Otherness of Belonging

The lips submit to the address of the other, Letting the kite chasers and night growers belong, Ghare-Baire.


24 April 2022
Poem: The Male Gaze 

Poem: The Male Gaze 

Social worker Radhika Pradhan writes a poem on male gaze


03 April 2022
Poems About Memories And The Sacredness Of Light

Poems About Memories And The Sacredness Of Light

Drawing on Indian-Jewish heritage, these poems celebrate the warm memories of growing up with the customs and traditions of the culture and faith.


02 April 2022
Poems: Of Disrobed Ganga, Crinkled Space And Pulsating Silence

Poems: Of Disrobed Ganga, Crinkled Space And Pulsating Silence

Excerpted from Vanishing Words: Poems (Hawakal), which outlines the loneliness, sighs, silences, absences and the quests to escape we have experienced during...


27 March 2022
Evian: A Poetry Film On The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Evian: A Poetry Film On The Syrian Refugee Crisis

A boat filled with refugees has died of a ‘heart attack,’ and the Mediterranean Sea itself has 'drowned'.


26 March 2022
Three Poems About Transience, Suffering, And Spiritual Awakening

Three Poems About Transience, Suffering, And Spiritual Awakening

These poems spring from an unmistakable moral vein unspoiled by life’s unavoidable conflicts. The first two use metaphors of Dussehra’s Ravan, and an old,...


21 March 2022
The City Rises Like Needles

The City Rises Like Needles

In the asphalt jungle, where broken hearts go haywire, tall buildings look like lighted postboxes where people fold themselves like paper into envelopes.


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