Tag: poem

  • I am not your data | ನಾನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅಂಕಿ ಅಂಶವಲ್ಲ | Abhay Xaxa/ಅಭಯ್ ಖಾಖಾ

    Sociologist and activist Abhay Xaxa has written this poem that I found deeply illuminating for many privileged folks like myself who work with Adivasi communities. Since the poem in English is not accessible to many of my Kannada-speaking colleagues & collaborators, with help from Latha Chilgod, we produced a crude Kannada translation of the poem.…

  • Pointing to myself

    I can press like on one and retweet another with ease; practising my likes & retweets requires grit and strength that I am still trying to gather; tired of pointing out everything that’s wrong with the world and realise that I’m complicit to what I point…

  • Tukde Tukde hum nahin, tumhara tootna mumkin hai

    टुकड़े टुकड़े हम नहीं, तुम्हारा टूटना मुमकिन है – उमेश श्रिनिवसन यह जो बैर के पहाड़ खड़े किए हैं तुमनेसोचा होगा के हैं हिमालय से भी बुलंदहम नहीं जियेंगे इनके साए मेंनफ़रत के टुकड़े कर देंगे टुकड़े टुकड़े हम नहीं, तुम्हारा टूटना मुमकिन है जाओ रेंगते उसी गुफाह में जहाँ से साँप बनकर निकले हो…

  • The puddle in the mind

    A lotus bloomed over a puddle Glistening in the morning sun. A cheer to the shepard and to the maiden alike, While the fisherman pondered on.

  • Canned corn at Google’s cost

    Well, here’s another poem and like my previous poem blogs, again not by me, but in reaction to email dissemination of my attempts at serious rhyme through poem.