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…

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…

Poetic Intersections..

 ‘With Surmah thing the black eye’s fringe                 ‘Twill sparkle like a star; With roses dress each raven tress,                 My only loved Dildar’      — Henry L. Derozio (Song of Hindustanee Minstrel) What a lovely use of Surmah and Dildar there…

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…

Why workshop poetry you ask?

Being introduced to performance poetry in August 2015, I was blown away, to say the least. I came to realize that Performance Poetry is fairly different from Page Poetry – it is more interactive, more conversational. Not many people know about Performance Poetry and hence it’s important to have people getting other people into this art form and a workshop…

National Poetry Writing Month!

“NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.” 11 days in and my Facebook news feed is filled with poetry.. Each poem a reminder about how I need to get off my butt and write my poem…