This section focuses on articles about language and literature from around the world like poetry, book reviews, and a lot more. Read these interesting pieces and share your own.  

A basic guide to attending JLF

As a seasoned literature fest attendee, I have decided to compile a list of things that you should have a look at before you enter the world of interesting conversations and delicious chai.

From a Dead Poet’s Society to A Slam Poet’s Society

The Indian poetry scene is booming once again in a new avatar as the younger, bolder and brasher cousin of poetry, slam poetry. This form of poetry, that gives importance to the performance aspect of a poem as much as the writing behind it.

Book Review : The heart of Buddha’s Teaching

Book Review: The heart of Buddha’s Teaching Author: Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-present)   Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist that resides in Plum village, France. He is active in the peace movement and is constantly promoting non-violent solutions to conflicts. He has written over 100

Book Review : The Different Drum

Book name: The Different Drum Author: M.Scott Peck (1958-2005)   M.Scott Peck is a psychiatrist well known for his first book “The road less travelled”, which has sold more than 10 million copies approximately.  He has had experience working in various environments most notably as a Lieutenant General of the

To the Introvert in you.

Solitude is a state of being, where a mind speaks to self and a quiet outside is fostering the thoughts inside. Susan Cain, co-founder of The Quiet Revolution lay hold of the fact that Introverts tend to be philosophical than materialistic; They feel exceptionally strong emotions- sometimes acute bouts of

Extraordinary Tales from Uttar Pradesh Narrated through the Eyes of Ordinary People.

Grandmas are perhaps India’s best storytellers, enlightening and transporting young minds to the lands of yesteryear, when times were different, almost magical. That’s the vision that Tanuja Chandra has tried to encapsulate in her book, ‘Bijnis Woman: Stories of Uttar Pradesh I Heard from my Parents, Mausis and Bhuas’, albeit

When I was nine…

Playing with butterflies, fond memories, loved ones, school and friends, innocent questions, and a whole lot of love. Those are my memories of life when I was nine. But, what about that unwanted touch in the bus back from school? That so disliked uncle who would grab every chance to

That thing about inspiration…

I try to find beauty in the little things and take inspiration from the things around me. I try to find beauty in the moon that shines at dawn, just when the light breaks through. It makes me feel like I am alive. I try to find beauty in the

When No Babies Wash Ashore

The wise words said by Ajanta, have helped us stop some commotion! A stopworthy feature from Ajanta’s blog. Definitely worth a follow. To My Friends From Other Worlds When comes the day when the world is one, And people unbounded and merry. When no babies wash ashore, limp and dead, And

Painted

Here’s some awesome art we just came across. The book is a collection of short poems by author Swati Singh Sambyal. We love each and every piece, but here’s one handpicked for the women of today. I told her…Mum’ I told her Mum, I don’t want a life like you.

Breathe

We were moved by The Lost Writer’s short poem. He certainly has a way to shake you out of a trance. Breathe Purpose? What is it that you mean? Do not be fooled by the trends my friend, It is all a magic ball of trickery, Not made for minds