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”

Poetry Corner: Volume 5

There are so many memories wrapped up in the month of May – the summer vacations, hometown visits, adventures and misadventures, the youthful follies, pain, loss and more. The retrospective, however, is also an exercise in knowing how far you have come and the path that lays ahead. This month’s edition dives into the pastContinue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 5”

Poetry Corner: Volume 4

Living in a country that’s lost its soul and gone rabid takes its toll. The dreams are distorted, bulldozed and buried under a pile. Still, most days you want to live, forget the reality and feign ignorance. Live in the hope that the songs will come back, the flowers bloom and you will be ableContinue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 4”

Poetry Corner: Volume 3

March brought some unexpected heat and setbacks. Both the poles set record temperatures, the education of young Muslim girls in the subcontinent continues to suffer amid political and judicial malice, there’s economic ruin somewhere while foundations are being laid for an apartheid state elsewhere. There’s not much good news, which is why this month’s poetryContinue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 3”

Poetry Corner: Volume 2

The world is hurting – there are wars afoot, we are still reeling from the pandemic, there is an alarming rise in fascism, fake news, poverty, hunger and ignorance. It’s time we recognise that it’s important to take a stand for human rights above everything else, for one can’t remain insulated from the divisive forcesContinue reading “Poetry Corner: Volume 2”