Having recently given a guest lecture in Dr. Laura Rupp’s class on Translanguaging and Transnationalism, my mind kept going back to this old poem I had written: To tell you the truth Upon walking into an airport My body somehow … Continue reading My Transcendental Truth
We had visited the Cherry Blossoms last year, and they left an indelible impression on my mind. So, this year when a dear friend texted to inform me that a picnic was on the cards I jumped at the opportunity. … Continue reading Hanami: Picnic under the Cherry Blossoms
Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873-1937), Japanese poet and haiku pioneer writes: 初雷や ふるふが如き 雛の壇 Hatsu-rai ya/ Furuu ga gotoki/ Hina no dan The first thunder Is likely to shake The tiered doll stand. I feel that way about spring. As the heads of the … Continue reading I Shall Emerge!
I am absolutely delighted that I will be a mentor and facilitator in this ingenious course that Dr. Laura Rupp has created. What a great way to learn and grow; please do take a look. Details: Join the Futurelearn course … Continue reading English Pronunciation in a Global World: with Dr. Rupp, Futurelearn, and VU
The ghazal At the university they said, “Oh you should study the ghazal” Perfectly plucked you will understand the nuances of the ghazal My grandfather told me stories that spread beyond words Murdered during partition, the border bled the ghazal … Continue reading My ardas to the ghazal