Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Hum Aiseich Bolte - Edited by Usha Akella

This book celebrates Hyderabad in poetry. 

It has 35 poems about Hyderabad from Tagore to Shiv K Kumar to Hoshang Merchant to Srinivas Rayaprol to Usha Akella to Sridala Swamy and others. The poems are about Hyderabad of the old, the new, the transition, the chai, the smells, sights, language, people, lakes, rocks, roads (one on the ORR), cemeteries, movies, communities (and thankfully none about biryani if I remember right). Lovely read!

 Vandana came to read her father Shiv K Kumar's poems - two of which feature in this.

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