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Poetry from Pink: Tu Chal

Recently I reviewed the Hindi film Pink on Amodini’s Movie Reviews. It features a lovely poem, in Amitabh Bachchan’s voice, as the credits roll. Here is the poem and it’s translation in English: Tu khud ki khoj mein nikal             // Go out, search for yourself Tu kis liye hataash hai   […]

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Book Review : The Sisters Brothers

Title : The Sisters Brothers Author : Patrick DeWitt Genre : Western Publisher : HarperCollins Pages : 325 Rating 4/5 I generally do not read westerns; this is my first. And having said that that, I will say that this is not a traditional western, because it seems quite “literary”. A story set during the […]

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The poems of Udaan – II

Here’s another poem from Udaan (here’s the first), besides this other one which I liked very much. The Hindi lyrics are courtesy Happy Garg’s blog post, and my translation follows : Jo lehron se aage nazar dekh paati toh tum jaan lete main kya sochta hoon, Wo aawaz tumko bhi jo bhed jaati toh tum jaan lete […]

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The poems of Udaan

I recently reviewed the film Udaan at my Movie Review Blog. And one of the lovely things about the movie (among the other lovely things) was it’s heartfelt poetry. Here is one poem (and here is another) by Amitabh Bhattacharya that I’ve managed to find on the internet (courtesy Abhijit Bhaduri’s blog). My rough translation follows : […]

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Poetry for last Friday

From guardian.co.uk : Heart by Margaret Atwood Some people sell their blood. You sell your heart. It was either that or the soul. The hard part is getting the damn thing out. A kind of twisting motion, like shucking an oyster, your spine a wrist, and then, hup! it’s in your mouth. You turn yourself […]

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