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”

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”