Martin Luther King (Jr) book 'Pilgrimage to Non-violence' contains important insights into his understanding of the issue. It also gives details of the influences on him in formulating his ideas of non-violence. This blog contains the highlights of the short article by Martin Luther King (Jr.)
A story about a girl who works as a domestic help in the house of one of her distant relatives. Her desire for love and a better life ends in a tragic situation.
Celebrated Author, social activist and black-rights crusader Maya Angelou's writings are as fascinating as her life is inspiring. Illuminating the path of action, never-say-die attitude in the face of personal calamities and social oppression mark her as a universally loved personality. Here are some quotes from her book 'Wouldn't Take nothing from my Journey Now'.
In July 2022, an elderly person in Dhaka was not allowed to enter a cinema hall as he was clad in Lungi. This is not the only incident. Discrimination due to what dress one is wearing is a common phenomenon. The long poem by Bangladeshi poet and academic Kaiser Haq brings out the social-exclusion practiced in the name of dress, our colonial hang overs about clothes in a powerful manner. Here is the Hindi translation of the poem.
The movie Hawa is taking the Bangladeshi theaters by a storm. The intriguing tale of a boat whose crew members one day suddenly find a woman in its net, reveals the grand majesty of human heart and its dark depths. The movie is a masterpiece from Bangladesh. My impressions of the movie which I watched in Dhaka recently.
It is my story of how we fall for the lure of consumerism and advertisement. We buy things that we don't need, or buy more than we need.
These poems on the theme of Corona are haunting and evocative. The biggest pandemic of this century has generated a huge literature around it. Perundevi's poems are remarkable for their symbolism and ability to catch the haunting reality of pandemic.
Lyuba Yakimchuk is a Ukranian poet, and script writer. She is a prominent young Ukranian poet writing about war, dislocation and alienation. Here are some of her poems translated into Hindi.
The six poems by K. Srilata translated from English to Hindi are a retelling of the stories from Mahabharat from a women's perspective.
Translation of 13 poems of Almog Behar into Hindi. He is a poet from Israel who shows deep sensitivity to the issue of language and both political and philosophical levels. He believes in bringing the Hebrew and Arabic languages and people together.