Poem – 2

you said you loved freedom and here it is the culmination of free verse and the end of all poetry do not tell me you love freedom and do not love this   तुमने कहा तुम्हें आजादी पसंद है और लो आ गई वो मुक्त छंद की परिणति और तमाम काव्य का अंत अब मुझसे … Continue reading Poem – 2

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One part dream: Vinod Kumar Shukla in English translation

The poet For a piece in The Hindu Bussinessline, an interviewer introduced Vinod Kumar Shukla (विनोद कुमार शुक्ल) as 'among the last of the greats in modern Hindi poetry'. I found this really amusing when I first read the interview because the poet and the language are both very much alive, and this read like … Continue reading One part dream: Vinod Kumar Shukla in English translation

Poem – 1

The space is full of the sun the moon and the satellite debris floating around. The water is full of the sleepy turtles seaweed drifting by and the little fishes that never stop swimming. On the land wise beings roam around sharing the truth that sets free. But the air is full of the moans … Continue reading Poem – 1

Biology in Free Verse

I return to writing poetry after a long time, and I turn to biology for poetic inspiration mostly because I know a little bit about it, having studied it for three years, but also because biology, even as an empirical field of study has to account for the randomness and complexity of life by incorporating … Continue reading Biology in Free Verse

I think, therefore I am confused: A critical look at Descartes’ proposition

Introduction ‘Cogito, ergo sum’ or, ‘I think, therefore I am’ is a phenomenal proposition that Rene Descartes advances in his book Meditations on First Philosophy. This proposition has now come to have a fundamental role in Western philosophy. Its vast cultural recognition is attested to by the popularity that it enjoys even in the non-philosophical … Continue reading I think, therefore I am confused: A critical look at Descartes’ proposition

Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas

Basava (ಬಸವ), born in 12th century Karnataka, was the progenitor of the Lingayat tradition within Shavism - Veershaivism, an independent egalitarian movement that sourced its inspiration from the larger and much older frameworks of Bhakti traditions in South India. This new revolution was as much social as it was spiritual, and along with Brahminical rituals … Continue reading Basavanna’s Verses : Hindi Translation of Selected Vachanas