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 conversation with Angelique Pinto

If you were at the WTS open mic in July, you would have met the beautiful, warm soul that is Angelique Pinto. We asked her a few questions 🙂 What does poetry mean to you? Poetry is expression. An affecting, outward expression of inward thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is a creation that showcases multiple…

Poetry Tuesdays in Thane

In 2009, after 3 months of absolutely unplanned travel from Goa to Chandigarh, Delhi, Rushikesh, Jaipur, substance, alcohol, at the mercy of the hospitality of friends and strangers, white water rafting, learning how to paraglide and doing everything with no real source of income, fresh out of the euphoria of a published book, out of…

I write, therefore, I am..

It’s simple. I write, because if I don’t, I’ll go crazy. I’m what’s called a HSP – a highly sensitive person. We are 20% of the world’s population, I’m told. A HSP feels more intensely than the average person. We pick up on others’ emotions, even just by sitting next to them. We can tell…

Words Tell Stories – Review

I started writing poetry towards the end of 2012. All my poems, like most beginners, reached out for easy rhymes, became fictional to sound more beautiful, and struggled with telling the same stunted story again and again. Until I met Rochelle D’silva at an open mic in Bandra. While I  found in her a friend I am going…

My First Encounter with Performance Poetry

I’ve been writing for years now and hadn’t really ‘found myself’ yet as ‘we’ like to put it. Hi! I’m Aditya Bhatkal and by ‘we’, I mean the entire clan of writers around the world. It’s a long journey, an enticing, not-so-easy, frustrating-at-times. but mostly one that has a ‘learning all the way’ tag following…