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Coming to poetry: Between reason and grief

By Akash Bharadwaj
The feisty tone of the poem and her determined voice reached the pores of my skin. I was surprised to find in her otherwise soft voice an anger that spoke not only about the epic world of Mahabharata, but a similar world of deceit, lust, and struggles that surrounded us.

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Shamsher Bahadur Singh: A Poet Stirs

By Akash Bharadwaj
In Shamsher’s poetry, words travel a long distance and take over boundaries, disciplines, and schools. He advocates for a language that has blood of both Hindi and Urdu. He asks the god if he can pray in Arabic and will that make him angry?

Reading Phanishwar Nath Renu

By Akash Bharadwaj
His characters at once speak of love, alienation, and grief that people experience in their lives. The protagonists in his stories are not just cogs in the wheels; they carry with them a vision which is not constricted by narrow discriminatory boundaries of caste and religion.