My Poetry Is A Battle Cry

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Shruti Sonal

I have been told countless number of times, That my poetry doesn’t rhyme anymore It doesn’t have any fixed metre or rhythm It cannot be neatly classified Into stanzas of four lines each. I have been told That my poetry doesn’t rhyme anymore It lacks the punctuations at the right places It is not perfect,… Read more »

Verse

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Medhavi Dhyani

If their power erected sky high on the foundations of oppression and injustice is the iron they will shamelessly relentlessly ruthlessly forge the bars of our cages with, bind us with helplessness as they trample on all our truths and hail this as our inherent tragedy, then we will persistently ferociously fearlessly endlessly scream and… Read more »

Clean Slates

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Kaja runwal

I think of being a mother sometimes. Of nurturing humans like they were tender saplings. Plenty of sunlight and enough water. I will sow two seeds. For two breeds: a girl and a boy! And I will be an unconventional mother. I will raise him pink and shall raise her blue. No hand-me-downs of gender… Read more »

Eco-centrism over Ego-centrism: The Mahatma’s Motto

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Hemal Thakker

Mahatma Gandhi, a timeless leader who paved way for a revolution, which rattled an empire by the way of truth and humility. His life inspired the foundation of the Indian republic and his teachings transgress the spatio-temporal realms. In this age of rapid industrialization, environmental pollution and degradation, what can we learn from the Mahatma?… Read more »

Will the 21st century see the end of gender identity?

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Bhavika Bhuwalka

This question amuses me. When did gender identity acquire a negative connotation? Perhaps, because gender identity is intimately related to gender roles and gender labels, it might have started to seem a confining concept to social media warriors. Gender identity is very sacrosanct to each individual. Regardless of whether a person actively realizes that or… Read more »

Democracy and Orangutans: A reality

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Atish kumar padha- 1

You are animals, purposeless and afraid, In a vertical jungle, of steel-glass trees. You are fish, fragile and fat In frozen, bottled mineral rivers. You are birds, brutal and bald, Floating away, in smoke-choked skies. Nobody has a plan, Big fish eat little fish, Rich men eat poor men. Nature’s order. I am nature. Ten… Read more »

un/(natur)al

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Archita Mittra (3)

we burn bleed sing drown dream as ourselves as others as victims as martyrs as enemies sometimes as trees we breathe poison & call it love or some silly pretext talk about our hearts as if they exist outside us without us in neat sterilized packets hanging like fruits we talk about our homes as… Read more »

Environment

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Anju Chandna

When Charles Darwin coined the theory of evolution little did he know that in times to come this adage would come back to haunt the human race. ‘Survival of the fittest’ was the cornerstone of his theory. And we were the fittest and the most intelligent species of the lot, with a scientific theory up… Read more »