Tag vol15.2

Poems: A Selection

1 The speeding mind overtakes past events and races past the vehicle. A journey of many years for me and for the road. The uniformed guide standing on the first step delves into the month of May and rambles on…

Poems from Ms Militancy

SHOULD YOU TAKE OFFENCE… You are the repressed Ram from whom I run away repeatedly. You are Indra busy causing bloodshed. You are Brahma fucking up my fates. You are Manu robbing me of my right to live and learn…

Excerpts from Sangati

My Paatti kept on going out to work until she was quite old. Although she lived on her own, she went out and gathered firewood, lit her own hearth, and cooked and ate her kanji. Her hot kuzhambu flavoured with…

Neipayasam

A man returning home at night from a simple cremation, having thanked everyone: we could simply call him Achhan. Because, only three children in the city know his value. They call him Achha. Sitting in the bus among strangers, he…

The Night

It was a night she would remember all the days of her life. It was the night before the day when the fate of the baby in her womb would be decided. As though it also sensed the turmoil in…

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