Poetry

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ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  5-minute read
Poetry, Marital abuse, Meena Kandasamy

Meena Kandasamy's novel is about abuse in marriages Indians don't speak of

Read it as an extended poem in prose, a feminist anthem, as an experiment with life. But do read it.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Poetry, Derek Walcott, CAPITALS

My connection with poet Derek Walcott

His poems have become a part of the poetic conscience of humanity.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Book Extract, Poetry, Australia

Prize-winning author Ali Cobby Eckermann on her life as a squatter

[Book extract] I was given my own room. It didn’t have any glass in the window, but at least I could lock the door.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Poetry, Cities, Delhi

How Delhi compares with other capital cities through eyes of the world's finest poets

Capitals are tied together by a common thread despite their seeming differences on the surface.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Poetry, Urdu, Ghalib

Ghalib was a people's poet, that was his greatness

Even today the Urdu poet's couplets are recited by the common man with great elan.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   Long-form

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature Fest, Poetry, Amir Khusrau

Why you’ve got to introduce Amir Khusrau’s riddles to your children

The mystic poet displayed an attitude of tolerance that we could do well with in these times.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Poetry, Progressive writers, Faiz Ahmed Faiz

A tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz: The fiery conscience of our times

He knew a society without meaningful verse was one bereft of dreams and thus bereft of hope.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Gulp Fiction  |   Long-form