• Poem by Ananya Guha

    January 25, 2016

    does it matter
    what the caste is
    does a junkie need it
    you or me,
    up goes the ladder
    down goes the spine,
    body and all.

    someone commits suicide
    and you say it’s a somersault, he’s playing
    little games you say.

    so if there was a mass suicide
    (no not just farmers, boys and girls
    researchers, students, teachers)
    because they assailed the High Priest
    then how many times
    will we let the mouse loose
    so that the cat can play
    the music
    and watch
    somersaults?

    (Reactions to the suicide of a Dalit student, and what followed)

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