There is an informal talk coming up for poetry lovers. Nothing too technical. If you love reading, writing or presenting poetry of any kind, then this Talk Show will definitely interest you! Join on zoom. Register for free! It's playing today evening, 21st November at 7pm. https://insider.in/poetic-anatomypoetry-workshop-nov21-2020/event https://www.instagram.com/p/CH1nHyds0QfOO3_QuXpKnBZn1t5Rzh7pZtwe2g0/?igshid=1mmw3gel5tj5k
Indeed, April is referred to as the cruelest month but for poetry lovers in Chennai, the very first week of April brought with it a sparkle of generous poetic flavour! It brought Smita Sahay into our midst! Today evening, as we self proclaimed poets, Sivakami Velliangiri, Chandramohan Naidu, Jagadish Prasad, Subramanian and me (Shail Raghuvanshi)… Continue reading Poetry Reading with Smita Sahay
A twirly tweak of sunshine plays outside my window today which saw only rain, gloomy clouds and water that filled up roads, drains and potholes a week or two back.During one such day, 5th November 2017 to be precise, there was an Open Mic event (LIT) where I had to present my poetry. It was… Continue reading Hot soothing tea with poetry trails
Amdavadi, the Gujarati restaurant in Chennai seems to have become one of the favourite haunts for poetry lovers and muse obsessed fans in Chennai. So, here we were discussing poetry, lunch, the weather and of course, the muse with sweet Shobhana Kumar, an author and poet. An informal get together, Mr. Naidu, Sivakami, myself and… Continue reading Devouring Poetry with Shobhana Kumar!
We were meeting again after a month. This time, there was no theme. We could write on any topic. It was lovely reading out our poems and then, leaving it open for public perception ( read, healthy criticism/ editing). And, what fun it was! Javits read out his ode to poetry which was a beautiful… Continue reading British Council Poetry Reading – October 2017
I was getting late (as usual) although all things had been taken care of at home. What the heck! I was going out for an Open Mic after a very long time. Reached the venue just in time. And, was I glad that I made it! Before I delve any further about the programme I… Continue reading Right Here. Right Now. Open Mic – LETS TALK LIFE!
The theme for the poetry reading was 'BIRD' and guess what? Three birds turned up. All females. Ha! Ha! Maybe, the male birds just did not feel like writing about the birds and the bees I guess. We tarried a while before beginning our poetry session. And when we knew that the others could have… Continue reading Birdies Read Poetry at British Council – November Session
We had been acquainted online and had been in touch with one another for a while. We were hoping to meet too someday but did not expect it to happen so very soon. And, what a pleasant experience it was! Being a poet myself, I have always appreciated all forms of poetry but Haiku has… Continue reading Haiku and Tea with Kala Ramesh
It was that time of the month. Poetry reading time! So, we gathered to read, to understand, to appreciate, to improvise. What makes the Poetry Circle readings at the British Council different from other poetry reading events is that here, the poets lay bare their wares and then, the poems are scrutinized, with fellow poets… Continue reading Poetry Circle Meets Again – October Session
It just fit. Shailimar Times! Out of the blue! Never thought of writing news in verse. But, here I am doing it. And, a regular weekly column at that. I need to thank my dear friend Sonia Rao for being so adventurous and trusting of me. Just imagine! You are the Editor of a famous… Continue reading News in Verse at Shailimar Times!