Category Archives: Literature

Poems by Margaret O’Driscoll

Poems by Margaret O’Driscoll My Portal An ocean of salty tears I’ve cried I never dreamt I’d climb that hill Clouds are clearing, the sun beckons I see my portal, my mind is still From this lush launch pad here … Continue reading

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‘I KNOW’

Kulvinder Chawla I know I am not your love Still the drought struck land of my heart yearns for a drizzle of of your love to moisten its parched soil I know I am not your love then even each … Continue reading

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‘NIGHTMARE’

Kulvinder Chawla When you stepped into my life took you for breeze walked into Utopia swinging in your arms in ecstasy freeze.. submission full dreaming elysium lovelorn blind shaken shocked dashed to ground a truth unkind.. A storm you were … Continue reading

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Synaesthesia and syncretism

Ratna Raman Mr Y.K. Sharma, a teacher of English literature in Delhi University, channelled his extensive reading into the layered teaching of poetry to undergraduates. He introduced us to the word ‘synaesthesia,’ in the context of Romantic poetry. The word … Continue reading

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Kade Awaz te Maro

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In the company of books

Before the entry of modern gadgets like television and internet, books — the carriers of human thought from one generation to the next — kick-started revolutions. Even today, the written word continues to inspire all areas of human endeavour, including … Continue reading

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Literature as a safety valve

by Faiyyaz Farooqui ON a very bright shiny evening of last winter when I was about to start my tennis game, Colonel Harjap, my tennis mate and a good friend, talked about a budding poetess, Bhagyashree, of Ludhiana. He insisted … Continue reading

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