Category Archives: Poetry

Bappa- A spoken word chant about Ganesha- The Indian Elephant Headed Child God

This poem I am now going to perform, I chose because this is Pune, and it is the Ganesh Festival. And there is nothing more poetic, nothing more rhythmic in this city then this delightful little child god, with an … Continue reading

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  “Look at me! I am a Hijra!! I do not have anything swinging down there!!!” A few years back, I was sitting in a park with my friends. A Eunuch, or a Hijra came asking for money. HE was … Continue reading

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“I have cats,” I say, with a smiling countenance “I have cats,” I say to explain sleeplessness. “I have cats!” I cry, hiding my arms “I have cats…” But nothing changes the alarm She recited passionately line after line in … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi Love Song

Her fingers slide over guitar strings Their fair and slender joints indistinct Neither curved, nor angular Evading each sort of description   As she plays the tune Of a Bangladeshi love song   She does not remember the lyrics But … Continue reading

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