Places

New Delhi, India

Contributors: Abhay K., Kandala Singh
New Delhi, India

«  "I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all." »  —Michelangelo

Qutub Minar and ruins of the Qutub Complex
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I am the city of cities.

A city of invaders, conquerors

merchants, immigrants––

they twinkle on my...

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Ugrasen Ki Bauli (Step-well of Urasen)
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Capitals Cover
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India Gate
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It is widely accepted that the greatest literature is born when cultures, civilizations or worldviews come together. This often happens in case of diplomat-poets who often find themselves in exotic milieus, novel...

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I would like to begin with these words of Antoine de Saint-Exupery- "In this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together," and share with you the need for a...

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1. The Day of Massacre at Nalanda

Bakhtiyar and his men
play buzkashi in my alleys today
monks are being burnt alive; and
those who try to escape are beheaded.

Dharmagunj – the nine...

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Bare to the bone

in tattered garb

freshness of adolescence

on my face

I stand amidst the traffic,

bouquets of roses in my tender hands––

red, yellow, pink and white,

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My diwali thali has pink

bougainvillea petals, fallen

banyan leaves, tiny cracked twigs,

gathered from this bend

in your road, once

an entire country to me.

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"I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all."—Michelangelo

Capitals are epitome of our imagination and are considered the highest achievement of human civilization in terms of art,...

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Meditating at Nalanda
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