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Sunset and Moonrise in Kumaonwritinghome1

Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000

First published in Five2One A film song carries the background score of the hills and the weight of its sunsets. An opacus swallows friends’ Laughter. The moon is a torn heart tonight. What price The bondage of togetherness — Fleeting or longer? My head in the middle of a sun-slathered snowy Himalayan range. A spectre … Continue reading Sunset and Moonrise in Kumaon(image)


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Behenjiwritinghome1

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:39:04 +0000

First published in Stonecoast Review When I first heard It, the word didn’t Sound endearing or like An appellation. Behenji Was a crude joke reserved for Those girls who Wore salwar-kameezes, Tied their hair into Well-oiled, tight ponytails And spoke no English. Behenjis stood on the other side. Always on the other side, Huddled among … Continue reading Behenji(image)


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The Starling’s Songwritinghome1ss_frontcover1

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:52:09 +0000

The Starling’s Song B.L. Bruce Black Swift Press Available on: Amazon.com Review by Bhaswati Ghosh For those of us who live it every day, urban life can be unforgiving in its demands. Yet, there are release buttons that can help us slow down and turn towards the natural world and its rhythms. This movement isn’t … Continue reading The Starling’s Song(image)


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Dispatch: Love in Hyderabadwritinghome10091011102110062Carved out of a single stone, he is even more imposing than what he appers from a distanceAmbedkar holds his head high, right next to a Hindu temple, representative of higher castes0241

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:51:01 +0000

First published in Global Graffiti magazine Bhaswati Ghosh “…She would always remember Paris as the most beautiful city in the world, not because of what it was or was not in reality, but because it was linked to the memory of her happiest years.” —Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera. Cities are … Continue reading Dispatch: Love in Hyderabad(image)


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Asavariwritinghome1

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 13:51:56 +0000

First published in Open Road Review The sooty morning rankles with smoke and fear from last night’s gunfire. On some streets, the blood is yet to clot. An old man sings Asavari on the radio. His voice quivers through the unsteady channel. Asavari, with more flat notes than full. On another morning, A funnel had … Continue reading Asavari(image)


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Nirmala Boudi and the Bureaucracy: By Amiya Senwritinghome1DSC02311

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:36:12 +0000

First published in Humanities Underground Translated by Bhaswati Ghosh Nirman Bhavan–the foundation for which had been laid by the late Lal Bahadur Shastri–is now an imposing structure. As the older Shastri Bhavan became too cramped for space, many such buildings –each associated with a ministry –added to Delhi’s splendour. I had some work with the … Continue reading Nirmala Boudi and the Bureaucracy: By Amiya Sen(image)


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Of faces and portraits: Ramkinkar Baijwritinghome1

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 04:29:09 +0000

I recently had the opportunity to read from “My Days with Ramkinkar Baij” on the occasion of the launch of “Could you Please, Please Stop Singing?”, Sabyasachi Nag’s book of poetry at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. In this excerpt, Baij talks about the essence of portraits and the fodder faces can provide to an … Continue reading Of faces and portraits: Ramkinkar Baij(image)


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Could You Please, Please Stop Singing? Book Reviewwritinghome1http://www.mosaic-press.com/newwp/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Could-You-Please-Stop-Singing-Cover-final.jpg

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:04:12 +0000

Could You Please, Please Stop Singing? Sabyasachi Nag Mosaic Press Available at: http://www.mosaic-press.com/product/could-you-please-please-stop-singing/ Review by: Bhaswati Ghosh First published at http://www.citrusmag.com/#!bookwarm/ddvnt It’s a sobering morning as I write this. My Facebook feed is flushed with faces wearing the French flag, quotes denouncing horrific events that shook the world, and raging debates on selective outrage. The … Continue reading Could You Please, Please Stop Singing? Book Review(image)


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Call for submissions: The Everyday and Other Tagorewritinghome1Tagore addressing his tenants

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:23:30 +0000

CAFE DISSENSUS UPDATE: The issue is now available here. Issue 19:  October 2015: The Everyday and Other Tagore [Last date for submission: 30 September, 2015; Date of publication: October, 2015] Send submissions to: bhashwati@gmail.com There is the Rabindranath Tagore we all know – the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, the founder of Visva-Bharati … Continue reading Call for submissions: The Everyday and Other Tagore(image)


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Togetherness and moist memories — two recent poemswritinghome1

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:14:19 +0000

Togetherness Formulae (first published in Anti Serious) Chatter until it’s banter Shadow and be shadowed. Expect, so you can accept. Sing at your own risk. Make play of work, it helps keep scores. Love, snore, engage, detach Talk dreams and work woes. Nibble together on sunshine and serendipity, aged wine and fish music. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Thirsty  … Continue reading Togetherness and moist memories — two recent poems(image)


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