Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

Ilina Acharya Rabin Mondal, Untitled / via The Hindu Theodor Adorno’s statement that poetry is “barbaric” and impossible to write after Auschwitz, expresses a devastating sentiment. It signifies an end to the world as we know it. He seems to be asking, how can life move on, and how can one view the world the same way…

Ghazal, Nazm and then Some: Part I

Ghazal, Nazm and then Some: Part I

Aman Kumar, Shaista Anwar and Ilina Acharya With all the kerfuffle about Urdu lately, we wanted to share our pick of songs and poetry in that language – one of our languages. Whether each of us knows Urdu or not, it belongs to all of us – every word of every couplet; every line of…