In this age of carefully curated online personas, a great deal of angst is generated about individual identity. We go to great lengths to write personal blogs, create social media profiles and post observations in order to appear unique. Ancient Hindu texts, such as the
The beauty of local languages is in the intimacy they evoke. The sounds, words and phrases are all a melody to the ear of the attuned. Cultural values,…
The second story in Mahashweta Devi’s Breast Stories, “Draupadi”, is the kind that gets under your skin and haunts you for days afterwards. Unlike Jash…
While it has can be argued that art and literature should exist for its own sake, poetry has often been used for satire and social commentary. Its abil…
While politicians do their best to divide and isolate us along the lines of caste and religion, artists often look for common threads that bind us in o…
The famous legend of Kotai-Andal tells us the story of a girl who resolves to marry Lord Vishnu and no one else. In this quest, she appropriates a garl…
Urdu has long been romanticised, especially in India, as a language of refinement and culture. Urdu poetry carries the additional romance of similes an…
Sayyid Sirajuddin Husaini, better known as Siraj Aurangabadi (1715 - 1763) was a poet from the Deccan region. An 18th century travelogue of Aurangabad …
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