Category: Poetry

Voices Against Violence

For Mumbai folks, I’m speaking / reading (more reading than speaking) on Friday at the Press Club. Do come by.

Here’s the official invite:


Culture Beat of the Mumbai Press Club
in association with 100 Thousand Poets for Change
invites you to readings and a discussion
on the issue of Violence Against Women.

Join Kalpana Swaminathan, winner of the Vodafone Crossword Book Award (Fiction), 2009,
Smriti Ravindra, co-author of The Bad Boy’s Guide to the Good Indian Girl
and Anindita Sengupta, 2013 IRP New Media Fellow, winner of the 2012 Muse India Young Writer award for City of Water and Founder-Editor ‘Indian Feminists Unplugged’.

The event will also feature readings of poetry based on the theme.
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
Time: 6.15 p.m.- 8.00 p.m.
Venue: The Terrace, Press Club Mumbai,
Address: Glass House, Azad Maidan, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400001

Join us for tea and refreshments at 6.00 p.m.
The event has been coordinated by Menka Shivdasani and Anju Makhija
Open to All

Then there were two

Three poems in two new anthologies — The Harper Collins Book of Indian Poetry and The Yellow Nib, Modern English Poetry by Indians published by The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University, Belfast. You can order the Harper Collins anthology here.