All About Poetry: Reading Session and Slam

Hi!

I recently moved to Pune and organised my first poetry event here. Here’s a clip of how the event went. Hope you guys enjoy! 🙂

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Love,

Antara

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Published

Guess what I woke up to?

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Love,

Antara

P.S.- It would be wonderful if you would buy/read their February issue featuring love poems – which also has my ‘To my Long Distance Lover’. Thanks a bunch ❤

Swimming in a Pool

When I’m writing about Kolkata, it’s difficult. Because I’m writing in English but the dialogues, the lines, the words come to me in Bangla. It’s different when I write a story in an English setting (or maybe even base it in other parts of India). Then automatically the thoughts are in English. But, where Kolkata is concerned, it is as if I’m simply sieving and translating. Two worlds on different sides of the wall. And that feels wrong. Very very wrong. That is the point where I feel helpless. I know my bangla isn’t strong enough such that I can write a novel in it. And English is what I’m best at. Kolkata is also what I know the best. Hence, it fits to be the setting of my novel. But it is frustrating when after writing two or three pages, I’m staring at the screen, not knowing where the story is going. Because god help me, but how can I expect a Nimai Kaka to address his Memsahib in fluent English. It just sounds so very wrong. At this point I’m extremely close to giving up. And I have, before. On more than a dozen stories I think.

I hate swimming in this frustration pool.

Documenting 1.3 : Our Story by Antara and Sourjya

Hi everyone!

Recently, Papercup held its Poetry Slam 0.5 at Oxford bookstore and me and Sourjya decided to participate. This is my second time slamming and Sourjya’s first. Hope you guys like it. 🙂

Love, Antara.

( https://antarachakraborty.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/our-story/ )

Holi ’16.

Well, hi!

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The best thing to happen, happened. I had a freaking amazing holi- in all sense of the term. I got to spend it with my bestbuds and family. 🙂

And and and

I woke up to –

my article

published on

The Times of India. :3

Full page, too. Yay.

Here’s the link-

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P.S. – Happy Holi, folks! Hope you had a good one. 🙂

Documenting 1.1 : Introduction and haiku

Hello everyone 🙂 ❤

This is my first v-blog. Hope you guys like it.

 

Just in case my voice sounds muffled, here’s the haiku I wrote-

Drip drip drip – it roars

From the quarter-closed rust tap

Like small silent wars.

 

Thanks for watching 🙂

With love,

Antara  ❤

 

P.S. – I would love some feedback.

mail me at – antara5947@gmail.com