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Michel Foucault And The Poetics Of Power

Michel Foucault And The Poetics Of Power

To the French philosopher, the mood for power is not always inimical, so the dissemination of power is not a means of circumscribing man, nor does it force man to act against his desires.

14 May 2022
Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

The country celebrated the 161st birth anniversary of 'Kabiguru' Rabindranath Tagore, Indian icon and the first non-European Nobel laureate on May 7. His...

14 May 2022

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  

Arc Of Chaos & Suffering: Poems By Kinshuk Gupta

Arc Of Chaos & Suffering: Poems By Kinshuk Gupta

The writer Kinshuk Gupta is a medical student and a poet

24 May 2022

Poetry: Letter From A Former Cook

Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca was an instructor of english, french and spanish before debuting as a poet in 1989

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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.


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...


07 May 2022
Bulldozer Poems: A Voice of Resistance

Bulldozer Poems: A Voice of Resistance

The bulldozer politics of the current times has ignited rare poetics among Hindi poets, prompting them to create a bond of solidarity with victims.


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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.


06 May 2022
In Assam, Bengali Muslims Are Asserting Their Identity Through 'Miya Poetry'

In Assam, Bengali Muslims Are Asserting Their Identity Through 'Miya Poetry'

Assam’s immigrant Muslims are owning the racial slur Miya to assert their identity and express dissent


24 April 2022
Poem: The Male Gaze 

Poem: The Male Gaze 

Social worker Radhika Pradhan writes a poem on male gaze


23 April 2022
Banished Voices: The Poets Of Exile From Conflict Zones

Banished Voices: The Poets Of Exile From Conflict Zones

Poets from Kashmir, Palestine and Syria evoke the sense of loss and longing that keeps perennially gnawing at their hearts. In the face of the all-encompassing...


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.


01 April 2022
The Exile Within: The Search For Home In Transgender Poetry And Art

The Exile Within: The Search For Home In Transgender Poetry And Art

'The etymology of the word ‘Hijra’ can be traced to its Arabic root ‘Hijr’ which means departure or exodus from one’s tribe. There’s poetic justice...


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24 May 2022
Routes Of Grief: Two Translations

Routes Of Grief: Two Translations

In spaces constituted from violence and silence like Kashmir, transla­tion can emerge as a handy tool to create narrative communities within the world at...


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'.


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.


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...


21 March 2022
Two Poems On Ukraine And One On Peace During Wartime 

Two Poems On Ukraine And One On Peace During Wartime 

Vignettes featuring a morning-walker, a kitten and a crow, oblivious to the tremors of violence. The after-blast rain reveals skeletal basics. What does peace...


21 March 2022
Poems About Buying The Rainbow, Meeting One’s Soul, And The Futility Of War

Poems About Buying The Rainbow, Meeting One’s Soul, And The Futility Of War

What if you went out to purchase a rainbow, but were instead sold out to its beauty? How exactly can one meet one’s soul? Why must there be a war?


19 March 2022
Poems: Of Wetlands, Sadness, Nights And Bodies

Poems: Of Wetlands, Sadness, Nights And Bodies

At a wildlife sanctuary, flamingo legs bloom pink roses over silver water. On a beautiful night, dark trees sigh and whisper as if in love. A quest to...


18 March 2022
‘Shab-e-Baraat’: A Poem By Classical Urdu Poet Nazeer Akbarabadi

‘Shab-e-Baraat’: A Poem By Classical Urdu Poet Nazeer Akbarabadi

In these stanzas selected from ‘Shab-e-Baraat,’ the 18th century Urdu poet sketches the exuberance and zeal with which Shabe-e-Baraat is celebrated, and...


19 March 2022
Poem: Unsewn

Poem: Unsewn

Of intertwined lives, sliced into two from one chord — together, yet unsewn, and each shoving away the other.


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