A poem about disillusionment with national identity, culture and politics.
Category Archives: Poetry
Can I Have My Blood Back?
A poem on the occasion of Women’s Day, that, hopefully, does a good job of explaining why I won’t celebrate Women’s Day. Written by Aarushi Ahluwalia They gave us free sanitary pads — winged and scented for our comfort — and taught us how to use them. The room was coloured in hues of pinkContinue reading “Can I Have My Blood Back?”
I Was Going To Be A Tree.
A short poem by Aarushi Ahluwalia.
They Teach You Pain.
A freestyle poem about learning pain as a young girl and unwittingly teaching it forward once you grow up.
A poem about the alienation of people in a country that claims to welcome them with open arms.
The Girl In The Painting.
A sample from my upcoming book of poetry, The Girl In The Painting is a poem about womanhood and how its stories are co-opted by other voices. Stay tuned for more information about my first published book of poetry.
The Greatest Love-Affair of Kamala Das’ Life.
Kamala Das is known for being one of the earliest voices for Indian female sexuality as well as her honest, risqué confessional poetry. A lot her writing deals with her conflicts and dilemmas about love, but there was one love-affair in her life that never ended: Her affair with language.
Don’t You Get Tired?
A short poem on the resistance to liberty that women face on a daily basis.
And We Thought We Could Never Die.
A short poem on the impact of disease on humanity by Aarushi Ahluwalia.
“The Invisible Woman” by Aarushi Ahluwalia
A poem about having to be invisible in love by Aarushi Ahluwalia.