Eyes lean and hungry Gaze deep into the skull Of night. A crow with dusty wings Flies into a blood-soaked opera Of worms and insects. The reaper shuns all light. Soon, swooping wings And a dagger beak Cuts through tainted flesh. The music stops And insects scatter The less fortunate Are stabbed and killed. […]Read More Opera
Manoharrai Sardessai was a Konkani poet from Goa who contributed immensely to modern Konkani poetry. He was fluent in several languages including French. However, Sardessai wrote extensively in his mother tongue Konkani. This essay will look at a few poems of Sardessai in the light of his close connection to Goan soil. Konkani poet Madhav […]Read More A Brush With Manoharrai Sardessai’s Poems
“Sir, but Konkani is not a mixture of Kannada and anything else”, I reply.
“But I speak Kannada”, he says.
“True sir, but I speak Konkani”, I say.Read More What is Konkani, bro?
I had the opportunity to make a film about a village in Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh. Diguvapalem is a small village consisting of about 25-30 families. The documentary I made revolves around G Nanda Kumar, who is a young 22 year old boy who has taken up organic farming, afforestation and has even started a Learning Centre for the children and youth of Diguvapalem.Read More Lessons from the Earth – An Eco-Film