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

Detailed calligraphic inscription on Qutub Minar
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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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Meditating at Nalanda
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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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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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Qutub Minar and ruins of the Qutub Complex
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My smell,

my nakedness

entices

hordes of human flesh

from faraway lands...

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Jantar Mantar (Sun Dial)
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Fostering regional consciousness needs mammoth efforts. South Asia has a formal mechanism of cooperation in place among its member countries through the vibrant organization of the South Asian Association for...

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The Seduction of Delhi
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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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The wind brought down this yellow:

petals littering

the garden, the Maruti’s windshield.

The rain shreds petals, leaves

sticky splotches.

Armed with a rag, Ram Niwas

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