Retracing footsteps – It was absolutely a soulful experience playing Judge to the Book Review Competition by SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law, and interacting with bright and soul-searching law students who keep the abstract alive by writing their hearts and souls in poetry, and short stories and their concrete further alive by understand law…
Posts from: August 2020
What a beautiful August 2020 issue curated by all the editors of Narrow Road. Am I chuffed to share my short story ‘Symbols of a life’ appearing here, in this PDF, which you can download to your kindles. Click here. Thank you, Paresh Tiwari! Delicious artwork, Sufia Khatoon! Congratulations all my fellow writers, poets, haijins.
This absolutely stunning archive of Issue 17 of the Joao-Roque Literary Journal (poetry section). Riveting poetry. Come read! [Glad to be Poetry Editor] The rest of the journal is always a treat, edited by the Editor-in-chief Selma Carvalho. Click to read.
Recently, a para-sahitya (literary parasite) said to me – “Your poems have a long way to go …” I said “Of course! and I am working each day on bettering my craft. I don’t sit on laurels – appreciation or prizes, but I hope you too invest less time in my journey and look at…
As we await the Unlock version next in Mumbai, glad to be associated with the ‘Chair Literary Trust’ and ‘Neelamber Kolkata’ and reading poems on 29th August at Monsoon Verses 2020. More details will be shared soon.
It was wonderful discussing poetic forms – haiku, haibun, free verse yesterday at the workshop with Kena Shree, and reading immediate writings of participants. Taboo topics – infertility, menstruation, incest, molestation had space through poetry without squirming skirmishes of raised-eyebrows or blank faces. Mid-day coverage, thanks to the astute Dalreen Ramos.