Category Archive: Poetry

Not to beg mercy of the darkness

Prakash K Ray is the Editor, bargad.org. A version of this article has appeared in The New Indian Express (May 5, 2013). Book Review The Walls of Delhi by Uday Prakash (Tr: Jason… Continue reading

Naushad on Shamshad Begum

A part of an old interview of noted musician late Naushad talking about famed playback singer Shamshad Begum who passed away on April 24, 2013.

The Hangman

A Poem by Maurice Ogden… ‘Into our town the Hangman came, Smelling of gold and blood and flame. And he paced our bricks with a diffident air, And built his frame in the courthouse…’

One Billion Rising

Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Radio Interview

Faiz Ahmed Faiz‘s Interview with Radio Pakistan on 5-10-1974 (in 9 parts)

Faiz on Films via Jago Hua Sawera

Faiz Ahmad Faiz was interviewed by noted researcher and writer Ahmad Salim on the work of A. J. Kardar and films of social comment. A film made in the second half of the… Continue reading

Talking Gulzar

Prakash K Ray is the Editor, bargad.org. A version of this article has appeared in The New Indian Express (Feb 3, 2013). Book Review In The Company of a Poet: Gulzar in conversation… Continue reading

Aaron Swartz

I met Aaron when he was 14 or 15. He was working on XML stuff (he co-wrote the RSS specification when he was 14) and came to San Francisco often, and would stay… Continue reading

छठ-पूजा

प्रकाश के रे बरगद के संपादक हैं. – कातिक में अईहअ ए परदेसी बालम घरे होता छठ… – कातिक में आईब ए प्यारी धानी हमहूँ करब छठ… (-परदेस में रहने वाले मेरे प्रिय,… Continue reading

Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s Presidential Address at the 25th Session of Muslim League

Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s 1930 Presidential Address 25th Session of All India Muslim League, December 29-30, 1930 at Allahabad (Some Important Aspects) … I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given… Continue reading

Pussy Riot Closing Statements

“Open all the doors, tear off your epaulets Come, taste freedom with us.” This trial is highly typical and speaks volumes. The current government will have occasion to feel shame and embarrassment because… Continue reading