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.)
Full Circle- A Story
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.
श्रीलंका की कविताएं
Translation of five poems of Sri Lankan poets into Hindi
Wouldn’t Take Nothing for my Journey Now- Maya Angelou (Quotes)
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'.
लुंगी-गाथा (कैसर हक की कविता)
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.
Hawa- the Shada Shada, Kala Kala of life
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.
Hieroglyphs of Time
A poem in memory of a friend who fell to Corona last year.
The Eighth Day
Translation of a poem of Krishna Mohan Jha from Hindi to English
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.
कोरोना पर पेरुनदेवी की कविताएं
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.
ल्युबा याकिमचुक की कविताएं (यूक्रेन)
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.
जीन जोसेफ रेबियारिवेलो की कविताएं (मेडागास्कर)
Hindi translation of four poems by the great poet of Madagascar Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo.
A short description of some of the important events in the life of the sister in law from Babhangama
Translation of a poem by Krishna Mohan Jha from Maithili into English.
के. श्रीलता की कविताएं
The six poems by K. Srilata translated from English to Hindi are a retelling of the stories from Mahabharat from a women's perspective.
अमेरिकी कवि फ्रांसिस्को अलारकॉन की तीन कविताओं का हिंदी अनुवाद।
आज़ादी (पॉल एलुआर्ड की कविता)
फ्रांसीसी कवि पॉल एलुआर्ड की कविता 'लिबर्टी' का हिंदी अनुवाद।
Doodling with Words
A few pieces of prose-poetry or whatever you call it...I call it doodling with words.
अल्मोग बेहार की कविताएं (इजराइल)
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.
Haikus or Something
A few short poems..call them Haikur or anything you like.
परिचय (कमला दास की कविता)
कमला दास (1934-2009) अंग्रेज़ी और मलयालम की प्रसिद्ध लेखिका, कवयित्री। उनकी कविताओं में female-sexuality की बेबाक़ अभिव्यक्ति दिखाई देती है। उनकी एक अंग्रेज़ी कविता का हिंदी अनुवाद