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In Mumbai Monochrome, photography and haiku conjoin to explore the unfamiliar in the mundane
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In Mumbai Monochrome, photography and haiku conjoin to explore the unfamiliar in the mundane

Through Mumbai Monochrome, a collection of photographs that capture the cityscape in all its moods, Kelkar places dead centre the people who have made this much talked about city an energetic, complex and multicultural metropolis simply by way of their quotidian lives and occupations.

The Delhi Starter Pack: The Triumvirate
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The Delhi Starter Pack: The Triumvirate

Three things in Delhi shaped me, the very three things no one can escape: The school of thought, the travel and the houses I have lived in. I call it my Delhi starter pack, my triumvirate | Poetry by Jhinuk Sen

Remembering Agha Shahid Ali: 18 years after his death, a friend writes of the man, and the poet
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Remembering Agha Shahid Ali: 18 years after his death, a friend writes of the man, and the poet

From what I gather from Amitav Ghosh’s relatively detailed portrayal of his last months in his essay, ‘The Ghat of the Only World’: Agha Shahid in Brooklyn, Shahid died peacefully, having embraced death as he had embraced life before his mother’s death.

Speaking truth to power: Iqra Khilji presents 'Khabees' and 'Haq Paraston Ke Naam'
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Speaking truth to power: Iqra Khilji presents 'Khabees' and 'Haq Paraston Ke Naam'

Iqra Khilji, who shot to fame with her poem Khabees, speaks about what poetry means to her and her literary inspirations

Poet, scholar Meena Alexander, known for award-winning poetry collection Illiterate Heart, dies at 67
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Poet, scholar Meena Alexander, known for award-winning poetry collection Illiterate Heart, dies at 67

Meena Alexander was best-known for her award-winning collections of poetry Illiterate Heart (2002) and Raw Silk (2004) among many other literary works.

Gieve Patel's Collected Poems offer a rare journey into the writer’s mind and imagination, its development
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Gieve Patel's Collected Poems offer a rare journey into the writer’s mind and imagination, its development

Gieve Patel — a medical practitioner, playwright and painter — published his first collection of poems in 1966. The poem ‘On Killing a Tree’ from that collection is perhaps his most widely known.

On World Poetry Day, an ode to the quiet genius of Kedarnath Singh's verses
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On World Poetry Day, an ode to the quiet genius of Kedarnath Singh's verses

Inspired initially by Brecht and later by Neruda, Kedarnath Singh found rare balance between accessibility and depth | #FirstCulture

World Poetry Day: Read the selected verses of three noted Indian poets, in Assamese, Malayalam, Sindhi
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World Poetry Day: Read the selected verses of three noted Indian poets, in Assamese, Malayalam, Sindhi

On World Poetry Day 2018, poets Jiban Narah (Assamese), Anita Thampi (Malayalam), Mohan Himthani (Sindhi) share their verses with us — spanning subjects as diverse as smartphone addiction to womanhood

Full Disclosure: Manohar Shetty on why successful poems have a life of their own
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Full Disclosure: Manohar Shetty on why successful poems have a life of their own

Manohar Shetty’s Full Disclosure (2017) brings together selected poems from each of his seven previous collections | #FWeekend

Poet/prophet: Adil Jussawalla on poetry, mortality, and his recent prolific output after years of 'absence'
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Poet/prophet: Adil Jussawalla on poetry, mortality, and his recent prolific output after years of 'absence'

In this interview with Firstpost, the poet Adil Jussawalla talks about his latest collection of verse, Gulestan; his iconic Clearing House Collective, and the 'Bombay Poets'