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PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 27 June 2023 English

A poem about human apathy towards climate change also speaks of the changing social and political environment in India


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 21 June 2023 English

A gloomy song about a young girl from Kachchh who is estranged from her family after marriage, or perhaps because of it



PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 11 June 2023 English

Despite frequent state crackdowns on street vendors, Mohan Das' love for the written word has kept his book stall alive for decades


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 27 May 2023 English

The Indian Constitution is celebrated in a set of nine haikus, honouring the values that make us who we are


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 25 May 2023 English

A folk-song from a region that has preserved its syncretic traditions in music, architecture and culture, despite political upheavals. This devotional song carries the unique flavour of this desert


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 14 May 2023 English

Listen to the feelings of a young girl who is leaving her parents’ house after her wedding in this Kutchi song


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 24 April 2023

When the powerful manipulate the official records, a poet picks up his words to pen the truth. This one about farmer suicides in UP and elsewhere in the country


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 8 April 2023 English

This folk song captures a defiant, new voice of rural women in Kutch demanding equal property rights


PARI: The CounterMedia Trust · 21 March 2023 English

On 21 March 2023, the World Poetry Day, a poet dreams of a country and mourns a dream