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Book Review: Poetry and Heart, by Aparna Gautam

It’s kind of easier to read poetry when you know the poet. At least, I’d like to think so. I’ve known Aparna since a decade, have at one time written poetry with her, and in reply to her. It was good to read her in print.

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Book Review: Songs of a Broken Heart, by Jaibala Rao

A book of poems that sees a friend make her debut as a published author. It makes me happy to see that because I have been able to see the changes in her writing style from Day 1 and I know this has been a dream for her.

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Event: Poetry & Zee JLF – MahakaviKanhaiylalSethia Award for Poetry

Poetry is one of literature’s most effective and powerful art forms. Every year, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival celebrates this and recognises the best among India’s plethora of young and talented poets by announcing the MahakaviKanhaiyalalSethia Award for Poetry.

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Book Review: Raindrops Chasing Raindrops, by Paresh Tiwari

Writing poetry is not everyone’s cup of tea. I know that. But it’s even more difficult to write prose that when read, feels like reading poetry. I love it when that happens! I know few authors who do, and I can almost say with a hundred percent certainty that that expectation will be met even before I read the book.

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