A poem about disillusionment with national identity, culture and politics.
A short poem by Aarushi Ahluwalia.
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.
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.
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.
A short poem on the resistance to liberty that women face on a daily basis.
A short poem on the impact of disease on humanity by Aarushi Ahluwalia.