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Poem | Odysseys From India: A Tribute

Poem | Odysseys From India: A Tribute

Memories of journeys and voyages across the oceans, cultures and continents.

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.

Short Poems

Short Poems

Short poems for a weekend read.

16 May 2022

An Ode To The Mother Of My Child

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

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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
Short Story: The Strings

Short Story: The Strings

Everybody—her parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, children and the servants in the extended family—huddle around her on the carpet, enchanted by the...


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...


24 April 2022
Poem: The Male Gaze 

Poem: The Male Gaze 

Social worker Radhika Pradhan writes a poem on male gaze


16 April 2022
Poems: Philosophy Of A War

Poems: Philosophy Of A War

In times of war, how do you divide your enemies? What happens when you keep the names of your small desires in your jacket’s pocket? At dusk, when darkness...


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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,...


20 March 2022
Poem: 'The Lordly Rape'

Poem: 'The Lordly Rape'

A sexual assault, visceral and violent, makes the victim determined to suffer it silently, in a society that prides itself on being ‘civilised’.


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...


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.


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
Poems: Of Vines, Trails, Music, Miracles and Beauty

Poems: Of Vines, Trails, Music, Miracles and Beauty

Looking at honeysuckle in the US evokes a moment spent in grandmother’s garden in India when Madhumalti vine drooped from the weight of its red blossoms. A...


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