The Sword of Poetry

Posted by & filed under Blog, Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival.

Vijay Fafat

Explore the relationship between poetry and political protest in the 21st century. A pen in rebellion signs its symbols for the ages; history has lived up to this maxim. Revolutionary literature, down the ages, has lit matches to the tinder of popular discontent and simmering uprisings. The flourish of writing in the form of incendiary… Read more »

My Poetry Is A Battle Cry

Posted by & filed under Blog, Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival.

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

Posted by & filed under Blog, Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival.

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

Posted by & filed under Blog, Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival.

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 »

un/(natur)al

Posted by & filed under Blog, Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival.

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 »

कविता

Posted by & filed under Blog, Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival.

Ravi renveera

सियासत–कविता का संबंध भारत–पाक जैसा– सियासत और साहित्य की कभी जमी नही। सियासत हुकुमत करना नहीं भूलता और साहित्य हुकुमत की हजामत करने में कसर नहीं छोड़ता! यहां एक बात कहना चाहता हूं कि, पॉलिटिक्स मतलब केवल नेतागिरी नहीं बल्कि सक्रिय राजनीति से हटकर समाज के बारे में सोचना व काम करना भी राजनीति ही… Read more »

Let Them Eat Chaos : Kate Tempest in Performance

Posted by & filed under Blog.

blog-image-2-resized

Kate Tempest introduced by Tishani Doshi   By Sitamsini Cherukumalli, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival   Today, on the final day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, Kate Tempest performed her album of poetry, Let Them Eat Chaos to a spellbound crowd. At the end, she received a standing ovation: only the second speaker out… Read more »

पोएट्री फॉर मासेस: कविता लोगों के लिए

Posted by & filed under Blog.

blog-image-3-resized

प्रसून जोशी संग संवाद अनु सिंह चौधरी वृषाली जैन, अधिकृत ज़ी जयपुर लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल   “बाबुल मोहे लोहार के घर दे दीजो, जो मोरी जंजीरें पिघलाए, बाबुल मोरे जिया घबराये…” कुछ इन शब्दों पर ख़त्म हुआ था एक गीतकार, कवि, लेखक प्रसून जोशी का कविताओं पर, जन-कविताओं पर आधारित सेशन| मानते हैं, अंत से किसी… Read more »

Far Districts And Sounding Ground : Two Caribbean Poets

Posted by & filed under Blog.

blog-image-3-resized

Ishion Hutchinson and Vladimir Lucien in conversation with Tishani Doshi   By Sitamsini, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 Blogger   ‘The idea of the commoner might be an old trope in Literature, but it is something that is constantly unfolding in the Carribean,’ said Ishion Hutchinson of his poetry collection, House of Lords and… Read more »