Author: Nalini Priyadarshni

Why Write Poetry

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn intense, multi-layered poem, by Nalini, that probes into the function of poetry, exclusively for Different Truths. As if you haven’t asked yourself umpteenth time already they keep asking over and over why poetry, of all things? After all, poetry is what just a signature on winds a possible legacy but mostly love’s labour lost […]

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Reading Time: 1 minuteA protest poem by Nalini, dedicated to social activist Arundhati Roy. Here’s an intense political verse, in Different Truths. How can you do that? Have a mind of your own and a dissident voice that does not conform to the standards of saffron brigade and speak it out aloud while you stand tall unsparing, bold, […]

We, the People

Reading Time: 1 minuteA poet is the product of the politics of his/her times. Here’s Nalini, as a Citizen Journalist poet, on the current issue of demonetisation and its effects on the polity, for Different Truths. We, who sit straddle, must move Shake off complacency And take sides by either queuing outside defunct ATMs with moaning mob gather to […]