Poetry Corner – Volume 8

We have been angry at the world and what it is morphing into for the better part of this year. We have been sulking. We have been dejected. We have been resentful. Still, we have tried to focus on the beauty in the chaos, to give in to those brief moments of joy that lifeContinue reading “Poetry Corner – Volume 8”

Poetry Corner: Volume 7

It’s raining cats and dogs here. The days are dull, gloomy but ever so often they invoke terror and awe like Arundhathi Subramaniam’s poetry. The aftermath is a clear, washed-up sky, which has you marveling at the few stars the city affords you. You stare, run through the pictures of the James Webb telescope again,Continue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 7”

Poetry Corner: Volume 6

What kind of times are these? Families aren’t even given dead bodies to grieve. Activists, journalists and NGOs are under the scanner, if not behind bars already. Somewhere, women don’t have abortion rights. Elsewhere, they don’t have a right to education. In most places, they don’t have the right to their own bodies, their studies,Continue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 6”

In exile

Walking in the mist, you wonderIs this the stuff or dreams or nightmares?How many who lay herecarried the dream of a Free Tibet?Waking to a past, untouched bythe mystics of the dreamcatcherThe grief, walking side by sideOn winding roads of this land,still foreign after all these yearsWhere the Lhamo is reduced to caricaturesIn buildings erectedContinue reading “In exile”