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  • 08

    I just reached Stuttgart, Germany, for my 6 month long residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (look them up, they are amazing!). During this time, I will finish up the last round of edits on the second book of poetry, begin work on a nonfiction/ oral history project I have had at the back of my mind for years, work on a ceramics-poetry series, and take the time to read and meander and learn from the artists from around the world I am living with 🙂

    I will be blogging about this residency here, hopefully once a week.

    Of course, this also means that all workshops, readings etc., in Delhi are on hold until August 2018.

  • 10

    I will be reading from new work at the Chandigarh Literature Festival this weekend. My reading is in the poetry panel on 12th evening, but there’s such an amazing line-up of authors in general. If you’re in the vicinity, you should come 🙂

    Here is the full schedule

  • 22

    I am super excited to be co-facilitating this writing, pottery, and yoga workshop, set in the midst of apple and cherry orchards in Himachal, from 28 September – 2 October 2017. Forest walks, gorgeous views, and farm fresh organic food are all on the agenda. We will balance our long weekend in the mountains between writing sessions, yoga classes, pottery workshops, hikes, picnics, and delicious farm-grown meals.

    Typically, we will begin the day with a yoga class, read, discuss writing craft, and read to each other for 2-3 hours in the late mornings, then come back together in the evenings to write some more. October is one of the most beautiful times of the year to be at Shilaroo, with perfect weather and gorgeous views of the Churdhar range, so we kept one day for taking you into the forest (hiking or by jeep, whichever you prefer) and writing in response to nature. The remaining afternoons will be open for you to spend how you choose between pottery classes, walks in the forest nearby, farm-work, or simply relaxed day-dreaming.

    To read more, or to register, click here

  • 08

    Brown Paper Bag thinks I’m “cool people”.

    For this honor, I will forgive them little slip-ups, but just for the record, I do not live in Green Park, my dog is not white, and I fell in love with Delhi years ago, well before I met Akhil or roamed these streets with him!

    It’s still a fun little read, and a sneak peak into my life as a potter-poet. Here you go!

  • 05

    As many of you may know, I have a couple of illnesses that have been part of how I move through the world for decades, and I finally got around to writing coherently about them for the Hindu Business Line.

    This is a long read, but in some very real ways, I have been writing this essay for years, and this is the best I could do by way of succinct! It’s one of the scariest pieces of writing I have put out there so far, but it is also incredibly gratifying to finally have been able to articulate how these different threads of my mind, heart, and my body come together.

    Do have a read here

  • 01

    “We will only “get” others emotionally to the degree that we become comfortable with emotion itself, something that our classrooms in general do not prepare us for. As art teachers, we must create spaces safe enough for students to express all of themselves, including their most vulnerable stories and feelings… In that mix of information and experience, feeling and body, context and care, a new possibility of empathy is born.”

    I wrote an article for Teacher Plus a while ago about Tasawwur and about how the arts can foster empathy… then I forgot all about it! When it showed up in my mailbox today, I remembered I should share it with you all

    Here you go!

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