Qawwalis eulogizing the Prophet and Nizamuddeen Auliya flowed from Mehfil-e-Sama’a singers as if from enraptured bards of yore, enshrouding the captivated listeners in Rajendra Maidan on Friday evening from all the hubbub of the city. Contrary to a corny image that comes along the description - of men in flowing white pajamas and mehndi-stained beards … Continue reading No Curfew for Qawwali
Four-liner for the muse.
For the Syrian kids, still shunned from all Elysiums, running from bombs to catacombs.
Interview with Sudarshan Shetty, curator of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. The third edition of the Kochi Muziris Biennale was noted primarily for the deviation it took from the previous two editions that were focused on installations and paintings, by introducing performing arts and music into it. How was it that you came about such … Continue reading ‘Democratically Elected to be Autocratic!’
The motif of water has been a recurrent one in all three editions of the Kochi Muziris Biennale, with its representative idea being a wide spectrum ranging from contemporary issues to historical reminiscings. Even as Raul Zurita’s ‘In the Sea of Pain’ linger as the strongest aftertaste of pain amongst the installations in KMB 2016, … Continue reading The Haunting Water Motif
“I need a divorce, a DIVORCE, damn it Peter! No! Don’t try to placate me for heavens’ sake. Its my word. I need a divorce and that’s it.” Sam punched his fist so hard, the photographs on the table quivered. Peter stood blankly, staring at Sam, as a child’d stand upon a mother’s reprimands. Sam … Continue reading Deception
I'd wear my best fitting clothes, Climb the mountain's rugged road The cold of the rocks warm on my feet I'd climb with the curl of my lip Guiding the slippery sweat on my cheek I'll bare the rocks the softness of fingertips I'll climb the mountain with no frown I'll fall but so will … Continue reading The Plunge