Archive for the tag love

Together

art for Sahabas, Abhijit's piece.

Eleven conversations and an epilogue by Abhijit Majumder, translated by Arpan Kundu, with art by Sulipto Mondal.

Poem: The Fifth and Final Arrow

I am hurt,
These wounds even Cupid cannot heal,
Why have you done this to my heart? Those bows and those arrows,
Which you carry so confidently and valiantly,
The sight of bees,
Singing of parrots,
And the
Scent of flowers,…

Bharatham is my love, Mohini is who I am

Everything seemed so auspicious. I was bathed in turmeric powder and decorated, my father made me wear my paatti’s Pathakkam. A fresh veshti was draped around my waist in the kshatriya fashion. The moist and sweet-scented smear of Sandalwood paste on…

Poem: Nails

I like them short.  Not because they identify me
as a member of a particular group,
but because I like as little of the white there.
Every other day
I snip away.
A routine that borders on
Ritual.
I hack away…

My Valentine

I have been trying to have relationships for many years now. I mean romantic relationships, each of which I have entered always with the great conviction that it will last for the rest of my life. After many trials and errors,…