Dream Catchers

Aditya Mani Jha

Three poets imagine a more equal future

The Aesthetics of Communication

Poetry has a civilising effect on our public conversations

The Ideal King and His Biographer

Lessons from the land of Harsha and Bana

A Poet’s Pursuits

The passions and poetry of Agha Shahid Ali

Bound by the Need for Breath

The discrete and distinct joys of reading poets Jerry Pinto and Ranjit Hoskote

‘There was no telling where a new bud might sprout’

In his memoir, translated for the first time into English, Girish Karnad writes that his artistic evolution began the instant he set foot in college

The Garden of Ghalib

Scholars continue to chase the motives and metaphors of the poet

‘Bleed Out Your Truth’

Vismaya Mohanlal’s debut collection of poems and paintings reflects her search for meaning and identity

Unfree Verse

What a $1 million grant for social justice poetry says about the dangers to creativity today

Gibberish Galore

The enduring pleasures of nonsense stories and verse


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