Blood lines thin,Blue veins twistingUp and underAround and around.Flesh fresh thinAnd ripe.Through fingers and lipsOval and submissive. Soft creep out,Pressure premeditated.Hairline figureSliced perfect. Awake directionless.Red bentJumping in and outOf black.Spectrum of sound. Metal ringing on bones,ConcreteFree as shapes.Identities bolder than geneticsTagged.Ego owned.Underneath lives a bowedHalf – light,Where scattered stones, stagger,Through their life.An estate charger. The […]
That day didn’t seem to pass as quickly as I wished because memories are cruel and come back like a boomerang. No matter how far you throw them away, they find you back! And memories which are your worst nightmares are hard to get over with. Not every day you are scared of people until […]
Angel silverCaged in yellow.Lover detail,A shadow on everything.Arched rainbow,Leaves of Summer Rattle absentAnd fall. Hand in palmCupped.Water with raptureAnd under-currentTwisting the aweIn femininity.Dry creased vesselSinging the beat of a storm.Mimicking tidal throws,Breaching vapour.Two, to and thro. Bodies entwined,Celtic loops,Antler and Moon.Feeling through burnt moss,And grassy dells.Close as drumming,Or breath Hush as legends.Laden pages openOr held […]
I could feel the wind,Caressing each strand of hair,Gingerly attached to a scalp,That was raining down beads of sweat,That made their way,Through my facial grooves,Only just missing wide open eyes,And only just glancing the edges,Of a broad smile. I was riding.Green and pristine,On my left,And undisturbed waters,To my right. A night,Luminated by street lights,Had welcomed […]
Dimensions stick toThis room,Walls pulling in.Static live as the bare lightbulbColour of her song.Words mouthA spell,Waves spreading in parallelsSwift, in flight.Collecting closerWhite arrows,Hitting every edge.Haunts bouncing backTo the body like a Dream of night-time ticking by. Spread of chillWinter dawn,Eyes closing – Softness opensLike the midnight breezeBleeding through,Warming breath,Catching her sculptedIce like.Moments watching sideBy side, […]
This is the first of many podcasts under the banner of ‘Say your piece with AD’! Say your piece, is all about discovering the artist behind the art. AD engages talented artists from around the world and quizzes them on the experiences, people, and emotions that inspired them to create. This week we probe into […]
The artist who uses the pen name JY wants you to describe what he/she creates!
Theyyam is a form of ritualistic performance where a man dons the guise of the Goddess Kali. The performer is believed to be in a trance during the performance, and is mainly performed in the northern Malabar regions of Kerala.
This piece of art Describes the departure of Maa Durga after Navratras are over. All the married ladies assemble and play sindoor khela with vermilion signifying prosperity, laughter, joy and happiness.
“Speak!”And nothing was said in return. The streets, cars, and bikes;Little Children and the adults,That came with them;Birds and stray dogs;No honks, no chatter;Not even a solitary bark. All happened and not a sound. “Speak!”The first time,Spoken with anger.Now with fear. A few taps on the head,Then bent down,And an ear made contact with the […]
Good and bad are concepts that we live with for a majority of our lives. Order and evil, too. We often shun and disregard the latter on both accounts. But it must be said that regardless of how much we love all that falls under the positive spectrum, some things look beautiful even when they […]
Leaving behind the material world seems a monumental task for the modern individual. But a little bit of mindfulness can transform our lives. Sitting in a monastery, and watching the monk have a casual conversation, gave my mind the rest it needed.
On a golden scenic evening as I took this photo, it made me think, ”So the evenings fell for the Night just so that she may show her grace for a while? The sun, being generous by nature, made a day’s end as beautiful as its beginning. And it is always easier to remember how […]
The view from the heights of Jamma Masjid is one to behold. As the pigeons flutter, kites fly, flitting in and out of sight during the divine prayers. And I simply choose to feel the evening.
This piece of art describes the quest for water by a bird. It signifies how a drop of water is needed for one and all. Water should be saved for the sustainability and survival of all.
‘Karthigai deepam’ is a ceremony that is carried out during Deepavali, the south-indian festival of lights. It is a small function, but bright and warm all the same. As the lights decorate one’s home, they represent forthcoming of new beginnings.
Karna, one of the unsung heroes of Mahabharata was arrowed down to death unarmed illegitimately while he was busy lifting the wheel of his chariot from the ground. The poem revolves around Karna’s imaginary reincarnation in today’s world where the swords don’t rattle any more but the battle is still on in many other ways. […]