Posts from: September 2017

My poetic visit to the prettiest city yet: Lviv, Ukraine for its International Literature Festival, 2017

With author Lyubk Deresh, discussing the political, social, and personal stress and unrest in the lives of people, be it Ukrainian or Indian. But also the joy of multiculturalism, multilingualism, love, tolerance and compassion that holds countries together. With my very capable translator-for-the-session Iryna Kovalchuk. We discussed the haibun form through ‘Scabbard’ on the color saffron (shafranu)…

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Reading poetry on 30th September 2017 for 100Thousand Poets for Change (100TPC), Parel

Do come!   Mid-day covers us. 100Thousand Poets for Change, at The White Owl with Gargi Ranade, Laxmi Krishnan, and the Open Sky Slam’s Shivani Lalan was another breath-taking event.  This week…the vibrancy of young people, the heady camaraderie in the room.. gosh, it’s been a while this witnessing. I swam in verve and acceptance, beginning to believe it…

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Reading poetry on 23rd September 2017 for ‘Crossover Poems’ at Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala ghoda, 6 p.m.

  And this is what Mid-day has to say: Crossover poems that aims to promote linguistic multiplicity…   In the recent weeks, I went to two most-memorable poetry readings. One for ‘Crossover poems’, Max Mueller Bhavan, curated by the very sensitive and remarkable Sanket Mhatre. Here on the same stage, listening to Marathi poetry that brought social…

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