I can literally see a part of myself being carved out in the words of Kamala Das that always ends in self-assertion. And that inculcates in me a sense of freedom and agency.
“I think music is such a powerful tool. Often we hear melodies and feel emotions even when such emotions aren’t necessarily labelled or put forth directly in the form of lyrics.” – Swarada Bodas
Centuries have passed, and while Rumi’s words have stood the test of time, how have they managed to shape the social and familial interpretation of womanhood in the world that we live in?
The glimmering lights and yellow of the moon, The passing by huts and buildings, The discussions on hot topics of…
Author and poet Sarita Mathur reveals how she is putting thoughts into words to be remembered for eternity. Writing for her is therapeutic, she says.
“I feel with #AurSuno, I am simply articulating some of my deepest, most intimate feelings about causes that matter to me – whether it’s a failing society, a broken relationship or my own body issues,” says lyricist Nirmika Singh.
Ayushi Shridhar explains why it’s important to for every woman to get out her own way and how being a mountain girl has shaped her writing.
Aparna Upadhyaya Sanyal tells Archana Pai Kulkarni what led her to write nuanced, subversive and sensual stories in her book ‘Circus Folk & Village Freaks’, and how writing them liberated her.
“Teach them about consent. Teach your young sons and daughters that their bodies are theirs alone. And that no one in any relation can stake a claim at them,” says Sonal Sharma
Omani novelist Jokha Alharthi is the first Arabic author to win the prestigious Man Booker International prize.
A transnational sentiment, a wordless language, An ethos free of creeds and cultures, an emotion defying barrier of age. Motherhood…
Winning the prestigious title of Poet Laureate is a big honour for any poet. If Imtiaz Dharker wins, she will…