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…

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…

In Praise of Haiku

For writers with a serious case of long-windedness, the best cure is a few doses of the humble Haiku. And for readers who have little patience with poetry, it can serve as a delicious starter, so much so that one is often left drooling for more. A Haiku is a very short poem, mostly written…

Ghazal se Ishq..

Shor aur aawaz me kya farq hai?? Dono ek hi tarah se to bante hain, kuch elements ke aapas me takraane se. Phir aisa kya hai ki samandar ki lahare’n, barish ki boonde’n, patto’n ki sarsarahat, chidiyo’n ki chahchahana, nature ki koi bhi aawaz, chahe kitni bhi teekhi kyu na ho, kabhi shorn hi lagti….

The Art of Deciphering Poetry

“The history of melancholia includes all of us” is a line from one of Charles Bukowski’s poems. What’s so striking about this line, is the sheer brilliance of the usage of words, that hits you hard. This line stays with you. Why? Because you can relate to it. Poetry is like that, it stays, it survives for…

On the importance of reading poetry..

Why read poetry, when you can always watch it? Make no mistake – I love my daily dose of Button Poetry and Soundcloud and YouTube. All those voices, all those words – and all I have to do is close my eyes and listen. It’s inspiring, easy to share and accessible, as long as you have…