Effectively dealing with writer’s block

Here’s a few tips on how to face your writer’s block head on! Acceptance is the first step towards healing – We all need to be healed from time to time but how many of us accept what we’re experiencing isn’t normal? Do we always seek help instead of turning a blind eye to what’s…

Humour in Poetry: A dying art

It was November 12th, 2016. In my desperate need for validation after a fairly traumatic breakup, I signed up for “The Bombay Slam #1”, an event I’ve since come to love even though that particular performance was horrifying. You see, “The Bombay Slam” is Words Tell Stories’ premiere Poetry Slam and pits Bombay’s finest poets…

In conversation with: Nupur Saraswat

So happy to have Nupur Saraswat in Mumbai and performing for us! Nupur will be performing on the 23th of July at the The Artist Experience.  We asked her a few questions about her poetry journey and her inspirations. Come to the gig for a one-on-one conversation with her. What does poetry mean to you?  I…

In conversation with: Xabiso Vili

We’re super excited to have Xabiso in Bombay and featuring at our next WTS open mic on 27th May. We asked him a few questions.. What does poetry mean to you?  I was an awkward kid growing up. All this charm and charisma was hidden beneath fear after fear and then insecurity. I spent all my…

Clichés – that old ball and chain !

Not too long ago, I was having a conversation with some fellow poets on a piece I had just performed, when somebody said I had a type. By type she meant there was a particular way in which I performed my pieces; a stance, a way of enunciation and intonation, a certain judiciousness of gestures….

Ashok Naigaonkar: The Man with a Serious Laugh

Jyotiba,  Thank you so much!         You helped her cross the threshold  by teaching her      त थ द ध    प फ भ म And it made all the difference.       Now, she doesn’t have to use her Thumb imprint as a signature. Now she can write before pouring…