Articles by: Lopamudra Banerjee

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The Musical Legacy of Michael Jackson, the Undisputed King of Pop Music: A Tribute for ‘World Music Day’

After a decade of his untimely demise, Michael Jackson remains the legendary artist, the undisputed king of pop that the world remembers fondly. A tribute, following the World Music Day. ‘Dusk in your skin, Flesh, blood and poetry in your dance, Deep cry, frantic rhymes in your songs, A river born in the rhythm of your burning, melting, Writhing, dissolving.’[Read More…]

by 24/06/2021 4 comments Uncategorized
Tagore, The Renaissance Poet and Philosopher: Literature and Legacy

Tagore, The Renaissance Poet and Philosopher: Literature and Legacy

 [Analyzing the philosophy of Nobel laureate of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore reflected in his literary works, on the occasion of his 160th birth anniversary.] “I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door—or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.” Nobel[Read More…]

by 14/05/2021 0 comments Arts/Literature
Phenomenal Surge of Domestic Violence/Gender Violence: The Shadow Pandemic of Humanity 

Phenomenal Surge of Domestic Violence/Gender Violence: The Shadow Pandemic of Humanity 

 The impact of domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse on woman and young girls have been devastating for years. With the ongoing lockdown measures following the Covid-19 pandemic, complications have increased for the victims and also for organizations that provide support. The article raises awareness on this growing shadow pandemic. In the postmodern world torn by war and humanitarian crisis,[Read More…]

by 27/10/2020 0 comments Patriarchy
Exiled: A Prose-poem

Exiled: A Prose-poem

It is a miracle, isn’t it? In a cluttered space with books, with the marijuana of remembrances, with misplaced rage, the exiled poet keeps birthing poems. Worn-torn memories reopen their scarred flesh. They bleed raw with coagulated chunks of rape, maiming, bombing in a motherland fresh with familiar faces, and recycled anguish. The heart races back in time, all those[Read More…]

by 02/10/2020 1 comment Arts/Literature
The World Around Us, 2020

The World Around Us, 2020

  We saw you coming, with dreamy eyes A resurrected year, born from the ashes Of sufferings of the past years, rechristened in The divinity of a newborn body, But then, 2020, you ushered in our lives With the fury and madness of demolition. With the rapacious monster of a virus, a deadly battle consuming our fragile flesh.   Held[Read More…]

by 22/07/2020 0 comments Arts/Literature
Kali

Kali

[Inspired by renowned artist of Bengal Benimadhab’s artwork of Kali (woodcut litho print) which I received as a gift during the book launch of our anthology ‘Muffled Moans Unleashed’, done in collaboration with Green Tara Social Initiative, Kolkata, India.] The Kali in my being, a calcified truth of light overpowered by savage darkness. The Kali in my soul, a perpetual[Read More…]

by 19/06/2020 0 comments Arts/Literature