Articles labelled ‘poetry’

  • Letting Go; illustration by Kavisha Dharia

    Letting Go

    I could roll the window down to let out your scent, your presence that lingers here beside me like all the bad choices I've made.
  • The Dead End, illustration by Kavisha Dharia

    The Dead End

    Like every other time, I couldn't crawl into your first verse or your second, your bridge or your chorus.
  • Scenes from a Lonely Dinner, illustration by Newman D'Silva

    Scenes from a Lonely Dinner

    One slip is all it takes for this night of loneliness to culminate in a crescendo of muffled moans and suppressed sighs.
  • Mihir Vatsa

    A Town Called Hazaribagh

    An exclusive interview with Mihir Vatsa, winner of the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize for 2013, about poetry and growing up in Jharkhand.
  • Fugitive No More, illustration by Kruttika Susarla

    Fugitive No More

    You would be pleased to know that the evidence has been removed.
  • Karthika Nair

    Seeking Movement

    In conversation with Karthika Nair about her poetry, scripting dances, and escaping labels.
  • Anonymous Asked, illustration by Kamal Singh

    Anonymous Asked: What Is Dating Like in Sri Lanka? And for You?

    You can do it. Accept that he isn’t upper class diplomatic or a refugee of war or lover turned killer.
  • Mother, illustration by Tara Isha


    I take you like a paper doll and crumple you.
  • Cover: Nitoo Das

    The Outsider

    Teacher, poet, and photographer: Nitoo Das speaks to us in an exclusive interview about writing and performing poetry, and her love of birds.
  • Srinivas Rayaprol

    The Fifth Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize: Call for Entries

    The Srinivas Rayaprol Literary Trust is currently seeking entries from young Indian poets for the fifth Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize in 2013. Click through for submission rules and other details.
  • Life and Times of Mr S

    The Coast and the Inland

    In conversation with noted poet Vivek Narayanan about his writing and his work with Almost Island.
  • The Opposite of Solitary

    In conversation with Aditi Rao about her writing workshops, and why she feels that the profession of writing is anything but solitary.
The City Speaks #27

The City Speaks #27

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #27