In our times riddled with violence and brutality, the comfort of what was once familiar and home, is ripped asunder and replaced with alienation and apathy. Love, neighborhoods, streets and bodies are all contested sites.
For a world, thus charred and decomposing, Savita Singh’s poem सुन्दर बातें (Beautiful Words) offers tenderly, a merciful hope that someday, beauty will prevail — in the world outside and within. That beyond the fragility of our present, there is a future where people plunge into the possible, the abundant and enduring. For Bol this week, we celebrate a future that is possible, and all those who are fighting for it. Savita Singh reads her poem सुन्दर बातें, translated from the original Hindustani to English by Aparna.