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Mumbai – #BreakAadhaarChains Protest – #Videos

#BreakAadhaarChains is a campaign to stop the government from treating us like criminals out to loot the state. Today, Aadhaar is required for a host of services from birth certificates to death certificates, school admissions, scholarships, PDS rations, NREGA job cards,… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Counting 116 Moonlit Nights… Gulzar Sahib

  photo courtesy: Gokry M. In one of the most memorable songs penned by Gulzar sahib i.e. Mera Kuch Saamaan the last stanza makes a mention about 116 moon lit nights (ek sau solah chaand ki raatein) that were spent together. Why… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – Bhagat Singh: A fighter shaped by poetry and prose

S Irfan Habib March 28, 2014 That Bhagat Singh was a thinker and an ideologue of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association is an accepted fact now. Inspired by the philosophers and thinkers he read during his incarceration between 1929 and… Continue Reading →

Kabir festival to add mystic flavour to Mumbai life

Sunday, Jan 5, 2014, 10:40 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA DNA Correspondent 26 events based on the poet’s philosophy will draw fans from across the country starting January 8. Parvathy Baul, a celebrated Baul singer from West Bengal,… Continue Reading →

For Freedom- #poetry

For Freedom By John O’Donohue (1956 – 2008) As a bird soars high In the free holding of the wind, Clear of the certainty of ground, Opening the imagination of wings Into the grace of emptiness To fulfill new voyagings, May… Continue Reading →

Letter to Raj Thackrey #mustlisten

        Here is song penned and rapped by @alist,  Ashwini Mishra, must listen LETTER TO RAJ THACKREY Just hours after his sensational statement over “infiltrators” and “Biharis“, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chiefRaj Thackeray faced stern criticism from many…. Continue Reading →

दो बार विस्थापित चिल्कादांड के संघर्ष की दास्तान

सोमवार, सितम्बर 03, 2012 · चिल्कादांड उत्तर प्रदेश के सोनभद्र जिले के शक्तिनगर थाणे में पड़ने वाले उन 5 गावों का एक सामूहिक नाम है, जिन्हें पहली बार 1960 में रिहंद डैम बनाने के लिए और फिर 1979 में एन… Continue Reading →

Anti- State- Poem #sedition #censorship

 William Nicholas Gomes; a promising name, a poet, journalist and human rights activist. He is well known for his outspoken, impartial, uncompromising position on the issues of human rights violations. He is an ambassador of peace, who advocates democracy and… Continue Reading →

Let me tell you a story of this place Naxalbari

A capella version of Naxalbari at the poetry open mic that won the first prize, recently . A cappella music  (Italian for “in the manner of the chapel”  )is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended… Continue Reading →

Why Afghan Women Risk Death to Write Poetry

Seamus Murphy/VII for The New York Times Saheera Sharif, the founder of Mirman Baheer (upper center); Ogai Amail, a poet and member of the group (bottom left); also pictured are other members of the poets’ group. By ELIZA GRISWOLD,  … Continue Reading →

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