Shweta Ganesh Kumar tagged me in the Writing Process Blog Tour. She’s a wonderfully accomplished writer with three books to her credit and a huge fan following. Check out her latest book A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land and read her motherhood bulletin with badly drawn cartoons here. When she asked me … Continue Reading Writing Process Blog Tour
It’s been a while since I posted. It has been almost three years now since this blog was conceptualized in a sudden impulsive mood. I just realized that! Being off of the blog for a while reminded me of a poem I wrote in 2012 called Angry Young Blog. There … Continue Reading That long silence and reading Cleland’s Room of Thieves
Like I said in my previous post, I leave the stage to Ellen Kombiyil. As part of Project Inspire, I ask poets to share a prompt or some kind of inspiration. Ellen agreed to do a workshop right here! So here goes…the space is yours! First of all, I … Continue Reading @ Ellen Kombiyil’s Poetry Workshop- II
Reading on your smartphone can be a bit addictive and maybe even laced with distraction but have you ever tried reading your paperback or hardcover with your smartphone? Books are often very geography specific. It’s one thing watching a movie about a story set in a moor and quite another reading … Continue Reading Reading with my Smartphone
Thank you Claire….Your Book Blog is a treasure trove of beautiful books. Glad to have been featured here this year! Merry Xmas!
If you haven’t read Part 1 of the interview with Julian Peters a comic book artist who specializes in poetry illustration, well what are you waiting for? Click here. Julian talked about the connections between Manga and Yeats. He cited The Young Turks as a new age inspiration for illustrators … Continue Reading Illustrating Poetry with Julian Peters- Part 2
I’ve subscribed to poets.org. So I get a poem every day. This besides all the other stuff in my inbox. The other day I came across a beautiful poem and I wanted to hold on to it. The problem is that I read these everyday poems and articles cursorily on … Continue Reading Transience and Tigers
Forgive me for the obscure title. I’m reading a wonderful piece of fiction by Ruth Ozeki, and on page 25/26 of her Booker Prize nominated novel A Tale for the Time Being , she writes about blogging. Since this is a blog, I had to post it here: “It made me sad … Continue Reading Lonely Blogger, who gives a shit?
1234×3456-345/90 breathe in breathe out breathe in problems solve themselves in machines little boy with pencil grade degrade grade C or D or E. E for elephant, egg plant, engineer breathe in out in problems go away under be neath be low beneath sheets pillows eye stained cupboards stashed with … Continue Reading Solve
Shut your doors/slide your windows/stand still/do not breathe/ do not count to three/ do not tell the monkey in your head to stop jumping/shaking the leaves/falling the fruit/stop/do not look back/if you do you will reach the edge/ if you do you will fall off the world as flat as … Continue Reading Muse Stop
I’ve been a bit wrapped up with things…..and in the process the poem has been left behind. So an ode to all things start-up- the forays, the delays….. You were better off not Now you have climbed into the sun Just a bit and burnt! Crisp. Smiles can … Continue Reading Envious Poem
Every year WordPress comes out with a blog assessment. I thought I’d share some of my favourite older posts- one on Baby Falak, the aspiring writer and the severe feminist. (It is strange that in India, the year of news reportage in 2012 began with the death of a girl … Continue Reading Looking Back
the year is almost done/ what does a revolution mean? I am writing a novella now- fantasy and fiction intertwined. It’s been in the wings for a while. Writing fiction is very different from writing a poem. For me anyway, the poem just comes out. I don’t like to force … Continue Reading The story and me
Acid attacks sadden. There are heroic stories of women who survive all odds after they are doused with acid for rejecting the overtures of some men, but it comes down to one thing- injustice. Injustice that human beings, particularly women, are so limited by the geography they are born in … Continue Reading acid hurt