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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Fatima Bhutto's books project to Mohini Gupta's 'Mother Tongue Twisters' — a social media guide
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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Fatima Bhutto's books project to Mohini Gupta's 'Mother Tongue Twisters' — a social media guide

During the ongoing lockdown in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, there are several cultural initiatives on social media that offer audiences a community to engage with. Here's a list, updated daily:

Uber temporarily suspends account of Mumbai driver who took Jaipur poet to cops; BJP MLA felicitates cabbie with 'Alert Citizenship Award'
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Uber temporarily suspends account of Mumbai driver who took Jaipur poet to cops; BJP MLA felicitates cabbie with 'Alert Citizenship Award'

The Uber driver who took 23-year-old poet, Bappadittya Sarkar, to a Mumbai police station after he overheard the poet's phone conservation about anti-CAA protest was suspended for 72-hours, reports Mumbai Mirror

Poet whose Uber ride ended at police station for espousing anti-CAA view: 'Can't normalise going to jail for having an opinion'
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Poet whose Uber ride ended at police station for espousing anti-CAA view: 'Can't normalise going to jail for having an opinion'

Soon after starting his trip on an Uber cab, while speaking to one of his friends over the phone, Bappadittya Sarkar was turned in to the cops by the cab driver over suspicions of him being a "communist" and indulging in anti-national activities.

Watch: Spoken word poet Jurczok 1001's verses take on the media, politics and fake news
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Watch: Spoken word poet Jurczok 1001's verses take on the media, politics and fake news

At the very start of his poem 'New News', spoken word poet Jurczok 1001 jolts you into listening with his warning. Such warnings are interjected with false promises — of love, "great news" and news that is up-to-date. 'New News' is part of the poet's new collection titled Spoken Beats, which comprises the spoken word poems he wrote in the last decade. He performed from the collection at the last edition of the Tata Literature Live! in Mumbai.

Write me down, I am an Indian, my name is Ajmal: A poem of protest for these troubled times
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Write me down, I am an Indian, my name is Ajmal: A poem of protest for these troubled times

After Mahmoud Darwish in Palestine, Agha Shahid Ali in Kashmir and the Miyah poets in Assam

In her debut novel, artist Jasmin Kaur reflects on the power of being represented in stories one values
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In her debut novel, artist Jasmin Kaur reflects on the power of being represented in stories one values

In an interview with Firstpost, spoken word poet, illustrator and teacher Jasmin Kaur talks about her debut mixed-media novel When You Ask Me Where I'm Going, the impact of poetry in her life, and the importance of community building among the marginalised.

TM Krishna presents Narayana Guru's poetry set in Carnatic music, underlining the reformer's prevailing relevance
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TM Krishna presents Narayana Guru's poetry set in Carnatic music, underlining the reformer's prevailing relevance

Carnatic vocalist and social commentator TM Krishna will be performing to the works of the 20th-century philosopher-poet-saint and social reformer from Kerala, Narayana Guru.

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

Megha Rao on her new book Music to Flame Lilies, 'art for life’s sake' and the moral responsibility of artists
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Megha Rao on her new book Music to Flame Lilies, 'art for life’s sake' and the moral responsibility of artists

Megha Rao is a 23-year-old author, poet and artist who has recently released her third novel Music to Flame Lilies. In an interview with Firstpost, Rao talks about the book, and the power of art to save and uplift lives.

Why memorising poetry still matters for human connection: Done right, the classroom habit has several benefits
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Why memorising poetry still matters for human connection: Done right, the classroom habit has several benefits

Done right, memorising poetry is an intellectual exercise that illuminates the structure and logic of the text. Understanding our own sentiments through someone else’s words can also provide a thrilling sense of connection, of shared humanity across time and space.

The River Speaks: Bojja Tharakam’s poetry is a reflection on pain and struggle confronted by Dalits every day
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The River Speaks: Bojja Tharakam’s poetry is a reflection on pain and struggle confronted by Dalits every day

The River Speaks is the latest addition to the poetry books of Dalit activist Bojja Tharakam, translated to English by Naren Bedide (Kuffir) and published by The Shared Mirror.

Sin of Semantics, Saima Afreen's debut poetry collection, reflects a poet's earnest engagement with language
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Sin of Semantics, Saima Afreen's debut poetry collection, reflects a poet's earnest engagement with language

Sin of Semantics, the debut poetry collection by journalist and poet Saima Afreen, affords the reader the grandeur of ancient civilisations, the simplicity of good story-telling, the perseverance of someone who interrogates the status quo

K Srilata’s new book of poems is a beautiful blend of un-belonging, longing, living and loving
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K Srilata’s new book of poems is a beautiful blend of un-belonging, longing, living and loving

The poems in K Srilata’s The Unmistakable Presence of Absent Humans, written over the last four or five years though she had begun work on some even earlier, come across as quite intimate, almost autobiographical in nature

India and the Indian: A Traitor's Testimony, and Séance in Kashmir
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India and the Indian: A Traitor's Testimony, and Séance in Kashmir

From our 'Idea of the Indian' series — verses by Malathi Maitri and Aditi Angiras

Miyah poetry: How Assam’s Bengali-Muslims used words to capture a lifetime of oppression and abuse
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Miyah poetry: How Assam’s Bengali-Muslims used words to capture a lifetime of oppression and abuse

Assam's Bengal-origin Muslims have found a voice — of protest, of hope and love — in the words of Miyah poetry.

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.

Remembering Allen Ginsberg, the Beat poet whose search for life's meaning brought him to India
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Remembering Allen Ginsberg, the Beat poet whose search for life's meaning brought him to India

Allen Ginsberg was one of the pillars of the American literary movement of the Beat Generation. In 1962 he visited India and was deeply influenced by the country's diverse and surprising sensibility.

The Threshold: A musical dialogue exploring journeys of different women across the world and generations
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The Threshold: A musical dialogue exploring journeys of different women across the world and generations

From Karnataka's Lingamma to Morocco's Kharboucha — the journey of the women mystics have been almost similar in some way. MD Pallavi and Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy explore their poetry and music through a spellbinding poetry-musical piece.

Kaifinama: Sumantra Ghosal’s Kaifi Azmi documentary is an intimate exploration of a passionate, unique poet
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Kaifinama: Sumantra Ghosal’s Kaifi Azmi documentary is an intimate exploration of a passionate, unique poet

Kaifinama is a biographical documentary which focuses on Kaifi Azmi's writing, social work with the Communist Party, and family.

Arundhathi Subramaniam on Bhakti poetry and celebrating voices that are 'invigorating, joyful, explosively free'
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Arundhathi Subramaniam on Bhakti poetry and celebrating voices that are 'invigorating, joyful, explosively free'

Arundhathi Subramaniam talks about her journey as a poet, her process and shares insights into the Bhakti saints and their poetry