Chhaya Dabas is the founder of ‘Baatein’, a writing platform for poets and artists that has come a long way since its inception on Instagram. Also a cancer survivor, she talks about using writing as a form of self-expression, a distraction from pain, and as a reflection of her understanding of the world.
At the KMC Editorial Board’s Festival of Ideas, The MIT Post interviewed Nandini Varma and Shantanu Anand, the founders of the Airplane Poetry Movement.
The second edition of Jashn-e-Manipal kept the audience well-entertained with talented poets and orators taking to the stage. The performances, infused with humour and wit, maintained a lively and engaging atmosphere throughout.
From poetry to speaking, word games, and writing, Paradigm Shift had a wide range of funny and engaging events tailored to be challenging and interesting alike.
With their Open Mic, Goonj provided a platform for students to talk about love and share their experiences with it. Participants expressed themselves through poems, stories, and narrations.
With Valentine’s Day upon us, here’s a piece of writing that celebrates love in all its glory. Metanino, by Abhinav Kumar, envelopes the spectrum of human emotions—joy, pain, and ambivalence—into one riveting poem
Despite the strongest of motivations, we sometimes struggle to overcome the fear that holds us back from pursuing what we want. In ‘Entitlement’, Anshumanth Rao writes about the inhibitions that deter us from achieving all that we’re capable of.
The second poem of this month, ‘PTSD’ is here. PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health condition that severely affects the lives of war veterans. Read on as Shaleen Kalsi explores the psyche of a soldier and makes us realize that even after a war has ended, violence can still live on.
With the first poem of this month’s iambic instincts, Suruchi Narang takes you on a literary skywatch. Read on as she takes you on a journey to a humbling realization while weaving rhythm into her words.
The literary aficionados enjoyed themselves thoroughly in Litstock—a freshers fest organised by the Official Literary, Debate, and Quiz Club of Manipal.