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Robert Wood’s Five Poems in Hindi Translation

By Robert Wood
जहाँ उन्होंने तबसरा किया कि
रंग हमेशा हरा था, किसी वजह से, और
मशरूम कभी खोजे नहीं मिले

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Artwork: On Kashmir

By Jyotsna Dwivedi
It should have noticed the crawling shadows that stopped belonging to ‘people’
– ‘who belong to their own land’. 
It should have noticed the fumes rising out of their whispers,
Whimpering ‘what about us, our children, our land’.

Two Poems

By Raeesa Usmani
So travel,
To know not only new space
But also novel self
Lying under layers
Within You
Unexplored and unveiled.

Two Poems

By Tikuli
I dip my brush again as the pigeons rise
followed by the squirrel
and the upstairs neighbour
pounding fresh ginger for morning chai

Two Poems

By Ananya Guha
but when you do ( arrive)
my tonsured head will 
be a prayer in hope, living, 
giving, while the sea waves 
continue to roar, in a brief 
schism of my heart. 

Poem: I feel harassed by dust, bacteria and shit to name a few

By Auxiliary Random Access Memory
I feel harassed by the  sunlight
I feel harassed by the  moonlight
I feel harassed by the  wind
                                    smoke
                                    rain
                                    sand
                                    dust

Two Poems

By Ruhail Andrabi
Cold dawn plays the trumpets of melancholy;
It cacophonously echoes in the chambers of innocence, 
And gulps the peaceful silence of heart.

Poetry: Salted mud cakes

By Prithvijeet Sinha
Environment is coughed up again at the nearest rally,
its syllables have been buried in the land granted to city’s building giant,
while Grandpa lost his hearing aid and the environment became an abstract in isolation.

A conversation with poet and activist, Jhilmil Breckenridge

By Poornima Laxmeshwar
Jhilmil Breckenridge is a poet, writer, and activist. She is the founder of Bhor Foundation, a mental health charity. Her areas of work are mental health, domestic violence, and trauma. Jhilimil is currently working on a PhD in the UK, and Reclamation Song is her first book of poetry. Here is a conversation with her.