Tiny Monthly Checkins

A very integral part of Povera and my work as a poet / educator / organizer was regularly checking in with friends, family, mentees. What helped me unlock most intimate connections was being the first one to open up – be vulnerable. When I moved to Chicago in mid-2018, I feared losing those connections. AsContinue reading “Tiny Monthly Checkins”

Exhale …

It has been two years since my journey with Spoken word Poetry began. More than 7 years since my recognition of my declining mental health did. Speaking about it, did not begin in the first 5 years. Neither did acknowledging it exists, so any prospects of help or medication was certainly out of question. IContinue reading “Exhale …”

La la land : Love in the times of reality!

Last year this time, I saw a movie that changed my definition of love for good. Tamasha by Imtiaz Ali, made me rethink all I thought I knew about love.  And here comes another. La La Land. Is more than a love story yet, love is all it is about.  A stunning montage of theContinue reading “La la land : Love in the times of reality!”

Spoken word poetry : The journey so far!

It hasn’t been long, my dalliance with spoken word poetry. While I always have been writing, I never really found a direction I wanted my writing to be taken in. It was always trying my hand at this and that and seeing what works the best. And on a very similar conquest, I came acrossContinue reading “Spoken word poetry : The journey so far!”

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight : True Romance

Three years ago, a friend told me about two movies and ‘Nothing happening in the movie except conversations.’ and I think, Well, the guy who made the movies must have a lot of guts to have faith in his audience. Little did I know Richard Linklater, did not only have faith but a heart andContinue reading “Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight : True Romance”

Fashion : The most powerful Art Form there is..

The always inspiring Blair Waldorf says : ‘Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be. ‘ According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, Art is defined as aesthetic work. Art is supposed to be anContinue reading “Fashion : The most powerful Art Form there is..”

Across the Universe : A Magical Mystery Tour

Director: Julie Taymor Runtime: 124 minutes Cast: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs. Julie Taymor‘s “Across the Universe” is an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like aContinue reading “Across the Universe : A Magical Mystery Tour”