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135th Day Of Lockdown

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Sudeep Sen

Polyphony: The call of Bengal, the idea of Bengal

Four very different books that are equally engaging for the stories they tell and how they choose to tell them

27 Mar 2020 5:04 PM

Letters strewn on sea waters, words afloat in tropical skies

Earlier that day, I had finished re-reading Adil Jussawalla’s stunning new volume of poems, Shorelines (Poetrywala).

14 Feb 2020 3:02 AM

Museum pieces, acrylics, text

At a certain point, you were back to your young adult self, hair all black, clothes all black — you suddenly seemed much taller.

31 Jan 2020 1:32 AM

Rail tracks, objects, memory, history

My walking point started at the outer limit of Carnoules village, at times towards Aix, and on other days towards the lake village of Besse.

17 Jan 2020 2:23 AM

Call of the river, of Kashi and the burning ghats

The hotel itself is housed in a heritage property of the erstwhile family of the Muksudpur Tekari state of Bihar.

03 Jan 2020 3:17 AM

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Fine arts and the creative role of serendipity

And as it turns out, the Serendipity Arts Festival that opened in Goa this week amply confirmed that belief in the word's inherent etymology.

20 Dec 2019 1:28 AM

Indians rhyming in English have come such a long way

In the last two decades, Indian poetry in the English language has developed by leaps and bounds.

06 Dec 2019 4:20 AM

Balancing grief & gaiety, private & public, art & commerce

The Sky is Pink is an important film for many reasons — a must-watch!

08 Nov 2019 1:29 AM

Ideas crystallise in the Kasauli sun

Another emotionally charged session included the cancer-survivor, Bollywood actress, Manisha Koirala.

25 Oct 2019 2:23 AM

Of eclectic tastes, creativity and a vicarious feast

Food and literature, or more specifically literary food writing and design are a sub-genre that has always held a fascination for me.

11 Oct 2019 1:11 AM

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Gurgaon museum celebrates camera as the artist’s muse

To celebrate World Photography Day recently, some of us were taken on a private guided tour to experience the marvels within.

27 Sep 2019 6:11 AM

Curated evenings for poetry connoisseurs

Initiatives like ‘Poetry under the Pilkan Tree’ offer poets a warm, appreciative, environment with an engaged audience of literary aficionados.

13 Sep 2019 12:55 AM

In minimalist, urgent Gumm Hai, the political is personal

The entire mis-en-scene is stark, sharply lit, with actors creating shapes with their movements and verbal texts.

30 Aug 2019 1:03 AM

The Adriatic is sparkling with intimate azure hues

The Adriatic is iridescent in intimate shades of blues — deep inky blue, turquoise, aquamarine, and all the tonal gradations in between.

16 Aug 2019 1:03 AM

‘The spoils of separation, the price of disentangling’

Simplicity of language and phrase making are the hallmarks of Malachi Edwin Vethamani’s poetry.

02 Aug 2019 1:40 AM

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Snapshots of an Indian literary summer in Ireland

Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee provided the keynote addresses.

19 Jul 2019 1:04 AM

Seven wordsmiths work the magic of the poetic tongue

Subtle turns of phrase and immediacy in her verse draw the unsuspecting readers into her intimate worldview.

05 Jul 2019 1:39 AM

Gentle, urgent, sensual offerings of fine fiction

Some of the others I have read and come across in various journals and magazines, such as the Granta, Berlin Quarterly and Open.

21 Jun 2019 3:43 AM

Investigating Kaifi Azmi’s compelling life and words

The rhyming structure and tonal sub-variations in Urdu/Hindi is very finetuned, and often difficult to match in English.

07 Jun 2019 1:21 AM

Seven shining jewels found in translation

Geet Chaturvedi already enjoys a wide reputation as being one of the foremost contemporary Hindi poets.

31 May 2019 1:45 AM

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