Articles by: Jayashree Thotekat

There is an elephant in the room

There is an elephant in the room

Can you see it, right here, inside swaying the tusks dripping blood? Do you see it, drunk in adulation the peak of its head held high still climbing with every cheer from the boisterous crowd?   Are you seeing it- the large microphonic ears flapping on himself like a decorated fan?   Those distrusting eyes penetrating through you in quiet[Read More…]

by 20/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature
The song of Shaheen Bagh

The song of Shaheen Bagh

Shaheen Bagh is untouched by the winter chill there is a fire burning within! Shaheen Bagh replies speeding bullets with flowers ‘why don’t we love each other?’ Shaheen Bagh is singing ‘ we will see… We will see that promised day’ Shaheen Bagh Is reading out a piece of paper, their inheritance- ‘Justice Freedom! Equality!’ Shaheen Bagh is singing a[Read More…]

by 19/02/2020 1 comment Arts/Literature
The frontier less; the Damned!

The frontier less; the Damned!

Night steals upon us like death… In the morning it leaves one or two cups of coffee untouched on the table! An eerie silence swallows me it howls into my ears. My trembling legs search up and down the lane the sound of boots answer me! At a distance I hear crowds, shouts, Gunshots and wails. You call it calm![Read More…]

by 17/09/2019 Comments are Disabled Arts/Literature