आज़ादी विशेषांक / Freedom Special

अंक 13 / Issue 13

कविता / Poetry

Danenation

कविता / Poetry

Danenation   Jesus was a Dane. Buddha was a Dane. Leonardo Da Vinci was a Dane. Don’t let anybody fool you into believing anything else, not Indian, Russian, Egyptian or even American. Jesus was a Dane he might have been to India and he might have died somewhere in the Himalayas. But Jesus was a […]



Exploring you

कविता / Poetry

Translated from Danish by Milton Esman Exploring you I chisel me into you and engrave you into me and build my own monastery in your stoney bedrock. From me to Al-deyr traveling along the skeleton coast to the iron grotto where the waters of the Timor Sea licks the rough edges I steal me a […]



बोधिसत्व की दो कविताएँ

कविता / Poetry

क्या इसीलिए जन्मा राम के अवध में कुछ आवाजें आ रही है इन आवाजों में घुले हैं कई स्वर कभी लगता है कि ये बहुत दूर से आ रही आवाजें हैं कभी लगता है कि घर में ही उठ रही है यह आवाज या घर के पीछे का कोलाहल है यह। कई लोग हैं और […]



…कुछ समझे ख़ुदा करे कोई: कुमार अनुपम

कविता / Poetry

(अवाँगार्द की डायरी से बेतरतीब सतरें) मेरी मृत्यु किसी और को न मिले भले मिले मेरे हिस्से का जीवन पुरखों के पसीने का रंग संसार के मुस्कुराते स्वस्थ चेहरों पर जैसे मिलता ही रहा है मेरा जीवन किसी और को न मिले कि निभा न सकूँ अपना पुश्तैनी धर्म ऐसा कतई न हो… 1. मरने […]



Lunatics of the Border Areas – A Journal: Vivek Narayanan

कथा / Fiction, कविता / Poetry

From an actual news item, apparently, (credited to the Press Trust of India) in The Hindu, June 3, 2002: “A sudden increase in the number of lunatics in the border areas is causing concern to the district administration…” * When I woke the first day, all was blur. A boot kicked me, I fell, then […]



Trim Time to a Sliver: Doris Kareva

कविता / Poetry

68 A house by the sea forever feels it is a ship just put ashore. Every night it traipses across endless oceans, ages and spaces. All around is a drift of stars deep within weeps a hearth that no one will light. As a dog misses its master, so the house by the sea pines […]



प्राथमिक शिक्षक: प्रभात

कविता / Poetry

प्राथमिक शिक्षक 1 पासबुस पढ़कर बीये किया है मैंने बनबीक सीरिंज पडकर अैमे डोनेसन से किया है बीएड राजकीय प्राथमिक साला चूनावाला में पडाता हूं नहीं मूड होता तो साथी गंगाराम कोली को फोन पर बता देता हूं बिना बात सीएल खराब नहीं करता अगले रोज साइन लगा देता हूं लेकिन फिर भी चूंकि आन-गारमेन्ट […]



Amidst Vanished Words: Roselyne Sibille

कविता / Poetry

Amidst Vanished Words Amidst vanished words the world leaves in a chaos of meaning The door is empty       and the petals grey Feet of fine marble house the only path As the moon visits the night       its vastness infinite the eyes alone sustain the link I dwell between two shadows whose name I seek I […]



The Gunpowder of Your Memories: Sailen Routray

कविता / Poetry

On the Day of Your Escape On the day of your escape, lotuses bloom in the sky. And I can walk, finally, on the thin film of the mercury of my sorrow. On the day of your escape, the sunflowers in my garden laugh uproariously like a bouquet of shameless whores; their voices like the […]



The Girls Who Read Poems: Shirish Kumar Mourya

कविता / Poetry

The Girls Who Read Poems (For Shalini) They are everywhere though very few making a place for themselves among millions of girls of this vast country they are everywhere despite abiding by the strict familial instructions that expect them to reach college and then come straight back home In spite of the extremely charismatic Indian […]