Language and Identity Perception in Nazım Hikmet’s Poetry during Exile Years by Hülya Bayrak Akyıldız

INTRODUCTION In this paper, Nazım Hikmet’s poetry in exile years, from 1951 to his death in 1963, is examined in terms of identity projection and the role of language in this.     Nazım Hikmet is one of the greatest poets of our age. His greatness lies in his ability to meet universality and the search of… Continue reading Language and Identity Perception in Nazım Hikmet’s Poetry during Exile Years by Hülya Bayrak Akyıldız

RICHARD AYOADE’S THE DOUBLE AND THE PROBLEMS OF ADAPTING DOSTOEVSKY by Arijit Mukhopadhyay

The initial credits of the film The Double(2013)by British filmmaker Richard Ayoadedeclare clearly that the film has been ‘inspired by’ Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella The Double (1846). The conspicuous use of the word ‘inspired’ might have been to suggest at the very beginning to the viewer that what he is about to see is not exactly what… Continue reading RICHARD AYOADE’S THE DOUBLE AND THE PROBLEMS OF ADAPTING DOSTOEVSKY by Arijit Mukhopadhyay

Preethi Athreya’s Conditions of Carriage, of Collectivity by Madhushree Basu

  To carry what? Chennai-based choreographer Preethi Athreya’s[1] latest work Conditions of Carriage started as a ‘jumping project’. The jumps were to take place in and out of a square pit created by late visual artist Dashrath Patel at SPACES, which is at present a venue for artistic practices and performances in Chennai. The process… Continue reading Preethi Athreya’s Conditions of Carriage, of Collectivity by Madhushree Basu

Nation of Unhappiness by Moe Thet Han

  1) People of the nation of unhappiness eat the fruits of unhappiness, which grow everywhere throughout the country. The official language of the nation of unhappiness lacks the word ”happiness”. The unhappy people enjoy the fruits of unhappiness and obtain the vitamin of unhappiness. Unhappiness. Unhappiness fruit human being nation. Unhappiness.   2) The… Continue reading Nation of Unhappiness by Moe Thet Han

Poem by Gulraj Bedi

 Fading Away…. It symbolizes sadness, they say But I’ve never seen such a beauty in decay Remains of summer, still smouldering They cling there, on the branches And see the world turning gray

Poems by Brandon Marlon

Fata Morgana Come nightfall she kneels amid sedge and peers into the stream, anticipating her countenance yet taken aback by the nebulous reflection