" In the room the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo". What better words than these from T S Eliot’s "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" to encapsulate the emptiness of an entire century? Emptiness – that word which means “the state of containing nothing,” is paradoxically so full a word. A word that is commonly (mis)understood to connote, apart from empty containers and spaces, a state of being itself. Loneliness, meaninglessness, desolation – these are some of the
Painting by the poet herself Metaphors twisted like a unalome and drowned in a bucket of soaked clothes. Similes stumbled down the stairs and fractured a few bones. Conceits hovered over the chillies drying on the corridor and vanished. Alliterations ambled along only to fall over each other. The knock on the door broke the flow of words. The cooker’s whistle blew away the lines on the page. The pesky phone’s ringtone blurred the image in my head. Finally, I placed the poem i
(Shri Bhabani Shankar Dasgupta, a sarodiya, music-guru and the eldest son of Padma Bhushan Buddhadeb Dasgupta, writes about the intricacies and subtle differences between the different shades of Malhar, which might immensely help not only music lovers but learners too) Painting by Jayita Sengupta SURDASI MALHAR This particular variety of Malhar is very close to DESH and BRINDABANI SARANG.
The note Gandhar (GA) is a forbidden note (Barjit Swar) in
ATARI TREASURE HUNT Captain Gurbaksh Singh Atariwalla! My father’s best friend from the Military. Whenever he would visit our place, he would shout : ‘Biswas darling!’ in his loud, nasal voice from the gate ... and my father would run out like a school-boy and straight into the out-stretched arms of his friend! It was a sight to see! Two big hefty ex-army officers – locked in a tight embrace outside the gate right on the road! with generous back-slapping and even more generou
(As Cecile Oumhani and I join the editorial team of Caesurae Column, we present to you Akila G's exquisite poetry. Through the pandemic as our theme stands to be: resilience, Akila, through her poems, uses metaphors to caricature the metaphysics of existence, as she stretches epiphanies on short and long phrases of abstraction to reach silent deliberative moments in rhythmic self-confession. - Rochelle Potkar) Donald Tong, Pexels 1. Our Hopes like the Tanjore doll her body, h
The corona situation worldwide compelled the Caesurae Collective Society, to organise a Virtual International Conference, this year. The organising committee included among the Caesurae Life Members, Swarnavel Eswaran (Professor in Michigan State University, USA) along with Nikhila H. (Jt. Secretary of Caesurae Collective and Professor in English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, India) and Jayita Sengupta (Secretary, Caesurae Collective and Professor in Cooch Beh