Amarnath Yatra : down memory lane (Part-1) This year, the form has become formless. But the priest insists we bow. After a glimpse of the void we retrace our path back to the tenth ox. The story of the tenth ox is like this. Some Japanese Buddhist traditions use a series of ten pictures … Continue reading Amarnath yatra : down memory lane (Part-3)
कहानियों को लेके ही लड़ते हम कहानियां धर्म के नाम पर जाति के नाम पर देश के नाम पर भगवान के नाम पर कहानियों को लेके ही बनते हैं स्वर्ग और नर्क कहानियां इसलिए बनाते हैं ताकि हम लड़ सकें लड़ा सकेबस एक ही शौक है हमें लड़ने का और लड़ाने का कहानियों को लेके किसी को कहते हैं तुम हम में से हो वो अलग है उसे … Continue reading kahaniyon ko leke hi to ladte hai hum
Long long agohalf a millennia before Jesus was borna prince went away far from the madding crowdto find answers to the questions that would not let him sleepthat would not let him live or die. After six years of travelling and searchingone day he gave up his efforts and felldeep into silence.He became one with the … Continue reading speak, so that we understand your silence
Robert Bly - Poet, Essayist, and Activist Modern civilization is more cruel to men than women - not from a misogynistic point of view. This is a recurring theme of the poetry of Robert Bly who is also an activist and a therapist. In the days of yore when there was no formal schooling, knowledge … Continue reading In search of the Missing Father
It would be good to end the poetry writing month at least with one poem. I don't hail from any native Hindi Speaking region. Apart from learning the Hindi Alphabets sometime in Class VI, Bollywood has been my Hindi Pathsaala. This is my attempt at translating one of my poems into Hindi. This poem originally … Continue reading sweet absence
In this month of poetry something is better than nothing. Scribbled this one the other day in response to the prompt given by the yourquote app.
April is a wake up call for laid back poets as the 'National Poetry Writing Month' virus goes global. According to some poets, poetry writing is not like erecting a building. For building construction you have a plan and then there is a time schedule based on which you work everyday whether you have inspiration … Continue reading Upendra Bhanja : the emperor of Odia Poetry