Poetry

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

The 'idol-breaker' of Iran: poet Forough Farrokhzad

She would be the first woman in the history of Persian literature to publish poems that spoke openly of women, sexuality, longings, and equality.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Ramadan Maghfirat: How I channelled my rage into inspiration for Sehri Tales

I channelled my hurt, anger and frustration into poetry and flash fiction that had nothing to do with my agitator and her cronies.

April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022

Arshi Mortuza explores mental health and identity crises in ‘One Minute Past Midnight’

Reversal of fairy tale tropes and themes of mental health and alienation run dominantly across One Minute Past Midnight (Nymphea Publications, 2022), a debut collection of poetry and prose by poet...

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

Rudra Goswami’s ‘Bishonno Roddur’ is a song of conscience

People often struggle to express themselves in the era of digitisation. It is a time when we are convicted by censorship, causing the decay of emotion and the loss of the ability to stand out...

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Syed Abul Fatah Sharfuddin Sharaf Al Hussaini: A forgotten poet

The first traceable progeny of the lineage, Syed Fida Hussain, had settled in Delhi during the reign of the fourth Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, with his son, Syed Golam Hussain and his grandsons, Syed...

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Remembering a literary personality: Farida Majid (1942-2021)

I find two distinct types among denizens of the world of letters. There are writers single-mindedly focused on literary production in one genre or more, and others I would call, for want of a...

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Stars Shaped Like Your Hand

I see it in the words, Where your hand dragged over the wet ink.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Dorothy in Wonderland

For wounded soldiers rarely feel, Of throbbing hearts and broken skin.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Greed

Not even the asters accepting your gaze.

July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021

Your Sound

The sound of your voice is a song.