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: Ayu Meutia

So happy to have Indonesian poet, Ayu Meutia in Mumbai. She will be performing on the 8th of July at the WTS Open Mic. We asked her a few questions about her poetry journey and her inspirations. What does poetry mean to you?  Poetry for me means self-expression, growth and honesty. I think poetry has…

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 conversation with Kyle Louw

In just one week Mumbai, you will come face-to-face with the sheer warmth and poetry that is Kyle Louw. WTS is very proud to present a spoken word poetry masterclass – The Intangibles with Kyle Louw and Ikenna Onyegbula (20/21 Aug). We asked Kyle a few questions 🙂 What does poetry mean to you? Poetry…