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Delhi Poetry Slam brings to its readers bold and original writing. Every month, our team carefully selects new writings that will leave you breathless, and wanting for more. Here you can read trending and alternative voices. If you would like to send your submission, visit the Submissions page. Enjoy reading this month's picks and don't forget to leave a comment for the talented writers!

Eve of destruction

Eve of destruction

By Virat Dodia

We my friend,

Are on the eve of destruction,

Mental Peace

Mental Peace

By Pragnya Paramita

My mother taught me
Not to make mountains

PEACE

PEACE

By Hanan Harish

Woke up searching,
for a trace of peace,

ELUSIVE

ELUSIVE

By Aahna Jain

I want it I need it but
I try to reach out  o u t  o  u  t.
सोच दुरुस्त रखो

सोच दुरुस्त रखो

By Yugesh Kumar

न योगी को सुना न ओवैसी को
मुझे और भी काम हैं

तुम कायर हो तो वार करो

तुम कायर हो तो वार करो

 By Ruppesh Nalwaya

 तुम कायर हो तो वार करो, 

चाहे जितना अत्याचार करो |

A TOXIC GAM

A TOXIC GAM

By Subani Sethi
Who are the Muslims? and who are the sikhs? 
PEACE

PEACE

By  Vidisha Gupta

Peace is not being in a quiet and isolated place,

Herald Of Peace

Herald Of Peace

By Bipasha Gayary

I'm too scared to look out the window,
The borderline of trust burning in flames,

ये मेरे मुल्क़ को क्या हो चला है

ये मेरे मुल्क़ को क्या हो चला है

ये मेरे मुल्क़ को क्या हो चला है
अमन का पेकर हिंदुस्ताँ आज बेसुकून बेकरार हो गया है
Peace

Peace

By Mouli Khulbe
My mind snatched my own peace
The turmoil isn't grave to the worldly eyes
Peace Of Cake

Peace Of Cake

A couple of months have slithered past
Since I last wore a sharp jawline.
Why Peace Left

Why Peace Left

By Prarthana Devi

My Dear People, here I am your beloved Peace;

Beloved because you always said so and I believe

The Peace I Know!

The Peace I Know!

Away in the east a reddish rufous sun
unfolds and a brand new day awakes!
Aman

Aman

By Nafeesa Ghazal

Detached things come blazing home

green moon and star lives with tricoloured

Welcome Peace!

Welcome Peace!

By Asawari Bhatia

Troubled thoughts madness on the run,
Where wars are raging and nature is on fire

To expose our hearts

To expose our hearts

By Samidha Kumar

Strip me off my impiety in the

middle of the night

Rainbows

Rainbows

Where we fight for the things we love 
And when we win,we win together. 
THE COLOUR OF MADNESS

THE COLOUR OF MADNESS

By Ananya.M

 If madness has a colour,

and it certainly can

DIVULGED PEACE

DIVULGED PEACE

By Jessica Barman 
I flipped through the channels,
With a frown on my face, 
Ladiangti Rani

Ladiangti Rani

By Ladiangti Rani

When the cob-webs of all vile

and masochistic concept be blown away

Where is Peace?

Where is Peace?

By Kakoli Roy
She searches for words to write,
Agitated and annoyed,
Can we get all we yearn for?

Can we get all we yearn for?

In the wrath and fury of their minds
My countrymen remain outraged today,
Like the birds

Like the birds

By Manasth Jain

I could hear the birds

Flying for the wind 

The White Maiden

The White Maiden

By Debarpita Datta Ray
A white gown with silver hairpin
She ran along the river southwest,
Where is peace found?

Where is peace found?

By Winnie Wilson
Peace is where a child 
Sleeps on his mother's lap,
We yearn for our pride

We yearn for our pride

By Samyak Singh
My heart aches to find an answer,
Being forsaken is a curse or fate?
A War's Child

A War's Child

By Navodita Kandari
I am a child in a war ravaged country.
Peace – to stop

Peace – to stop

By Drishti Sharma

Are you in the search of peace?

धर्म

धर्म

 
जन्म लिया सबने एक सा 
इस धरती पर 
Moving On This Year

Moving On This Year

By Ankita Brahma
Saturated sink of sunlight,
overflowing horizon of seas,
इब्तिदा इ ज़िन्दगी

इब्तिदा इ ज़िन्दगी

By Nuhushan Shareef S

उड़ते सूरज मै खड़े शाम का इंतज़ार नहीं करुँगी
ज़िम्मेदारियों मै भीगने के लिए सावन की तलाश नहीं करुँगी
A Resolute to a Resolution

A Resolute to a Resolution

By Varsha Mishra
I stood up near the lamp post in that crowd,
As I heard people shout out loud.
Less Words for a Blessed Year, More Words for a Stressed Year

Less Words for a Blessed Year, More Words for a Stressed Year

By Nikhil Bharadwaj

I haven’t taken a New Year resolution
For several years now
(Un)Happy New Year

(Un)Happy New Year

By Debarpita
Hello New Year, I hope you are well.
Because I am not, I am not at my best
Three Hundred and Sixty Six Chances

Three Hundred and Sixty Six Chances

By Paree Punnj
I watch the fireworks from my window,
Tightly clutching my brown diary
2020

2020

By Kshiti Jhala

I will prepare few dances,
And invite few glances
My time to rise

My time to rise

By Dolly
"New year new me",
Just has become a cliche,
The Twenty's pact!

The Twenty's pact!

The foolish naïve heart hasn’t still grown!
Dear nineteen, You will see no more dawn
The Recipe of "Happy New year"

The Recipe of "Happy New year"

By Abismita Barthakur
I'll add one table spoon bravery,
to face every brow they raise,
Condensing the anger within

Condensing the anger within

By Anupreeta Chatterjee

Every year, a new revolutionary

Is born with a vision inside me

A new year resolution of anti-resolutions

A new year resolution of anti-resolutions

By Sharmila Maitra

2020 it is! A year brand new,

Hopes, desires, needs and wants,

How I want to make my New Year……

How I want to make my New Year……

By Tripti Mehta

 New Calendar with new dates,

I wish to live a little more

I wish to live a little more

By Priyanka Shakdwipee

 As the new year begins to unfold,

I have not one 

संवार देंगे

संवार देंगे

By Navneet Bhaskar
ऋतुओं के जैसे हम खुद
को संवार देंगे, 
A resolution every man should take

A resolution every man should take

By Riya Patel
Like every year,
This year also I took a resolution.
Paranoid Promises

Paranoid Promises

By Anurima Mukherjee
I turned around and
glimpsed at the mirror 
Year of Journey

Year of Journey

By Asawari Bhatia
Life is a chaos 
broken pieces , some fixed though
नए साल का नया प्रण

नए साल का नया प्रण

By Pratiksha Borthakur
नया साल है आया..
चलो..नया प्रण लेते है!!
A Letter to myself

A Letter to myself

By M.L Khongsti

Your life is a poem,
You own it every line,

A Whole New Year

A Whole New Year

By Vidisha Raj 
I welcomed this year with bitter tears ,
drowning in my own pool of fears.
Arising I

Arising I

By  Ayushi Garg
This year my new year resolutions begins with me
Not with others
My Grandma

My Grandma

By Cleverson Khongwir

I remember I was 11 years old

It was winter, yes it's freezing cold.

Version 2.020 Reload

Version 2.020 Reload

By Meenakshi Shukla
Unkept Promises often end up
In the dumpster of resentments
New year can be like a new life

New year can be like a new life

By Kumud Jain
New Year Resolution
For nincompoops, its a delusion
A resolution

A resolution

By Nivi Agnihotri
The happiness
Whizzing in the air,
एक छोटा सा संकल्प

एक छोटा सा संकल्प

By Rakesh Kawar

 एक नया साल एक नई शुरुआत,

नया जोशनया उत्साहनई ऊर्जा का आग़ाज़

नया साल का नया तराना

नया साल का नया तराना

By गोविन्द 'अलीग' 
नया साल का अब नया तराना,
हम सबको है  मिलकर बनाना,
The End And A Beginning

The End And A Beginning

By Ellora Kothare

My resolutions are like my writing --- unfinished. 

Determined

Determined

By Shwetha Maiya
Possibilities - 
Lure of the Outcome 
Delhi and Lahore

Delhi and Lahore

By Zeenat Iqbal hakimjee

Possessed by the devil,
I strode out to do evil

Dear Diary

Dear Diary

By Shambhavi Agrawal 

It's not something that i can share
But a precious thing to keep with care

Dear diary

Dear diary

By Vidya Rajagopalan

I write to you not as a spiller

but as a companion

Not Just Another Day

Not Just Another Day

By Swarali Patil
We were dancing to the beat of happiness
After all it was a friday night
हर घर में है रावण

हर घर में है रावण

By स्वाति आनंद
निकलेगा आज हर घर से रावण ।
एक रावण को जलाने को।।
I apologise for being so selfish

I apologise for being so selfish

By Mahima Agrawal

I just want to thank you for
Holding all those untold words,
I can define my emotions in words

I can define my emotions in words

By Sampada Belose

Coming back to where I left,

I hope you and the readers haven't lost the drift.

 

Accident Beyond Destiny

Accident Beyond Destiny

By Pranshu Chaudhary 
Skidding up on the highways,
Driving with rush
A note and word to my diary

A note and word to my diary

  By Sonu Priya

 Helplessly keeping you aside
 Helplessly welcoming new one
Goodbye

Goodbye

By Diksha Prashar

I was motivated to write
But, you always crushed the light.

अंधेर नगरी, चौपट राजा

अंधेर नगरी, चौपट राजा

By Kamal Deep Sahu

सिमट के रह गया इंसाफ तिजोरी में 
जायज़ है, किसका तू चौकीदार हुआ 
Lights Camera Action!

Lights Camera Action!

By Varsha Mishra

Lights Camera Action!
And the audience stood without a reaction.
वो राजदार

वो राजदार

By Kajal Mehtani
वो राजदार है मेरे तमाम
आंसुओं की
मेरी "प्रिय डायरी"

मेरी "प्रिय डायरी"

By Dr. Bhakti Sheth
आज फिर से तेरा सहारा दे मुझे ।
उलझे मेरे हालात कुछ यूं सुनाने है ।।
Cold

Cold

By Priya Sheoran

Isn't this how Amitabh's Bhaskar felt? 

Isn't this how helplessness is spelt?

I became a young doctor

I became a young doctor

By Prince Nimisha

When my passion met my career
I became a young doctor,

September

September

By Akshay Chauhan
It was the time of September.
The sunlight was mild
Dear Diary

Dear Diary

By Aparajita Mukherjee

 What is it that makes you feel so lonely,

But then you face the world so boldly!

Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret?

Dear Diary,
Can you please keep a secret? 
मेघ कान्हा

मेघ कान्हा

By गौरव भटनागर 

मेघ धरा लिप्त हैं आज मिलन ऋतु की वर्षा में 

झूम रहीं हैं वृक्ष गोपियाँ कान्हा के प्रेम की बरखा में 

July 7th 2012

July 7th 2012

By Zenzen Terhűja

My life began to fall apart so instantly
the moment the train moves 

Diary knows the best

Diary knows the best

By Shiney Miracula
As my birthday falls on tomorrow
And it's eve itself drowns me in sorrow. 
विद्रोह और बेचैनी

विद्रोह और बेचैनी

By Kritika Choudhary
कल रात से कुछ मन में है,
कुछ विद्रोह सा;
I write in these pages

I write in these pages

By Esha Chauhan
I am a wreck
Until the anxiety rushes into the graveyard 
शादी की वह सुनहरी यादें

शादी की वह सुनहरी यादें

By Neha Parakh 

प्रिय दैनंदिनी, आओ याद करें कुछ लम्हे खास,
 जो हमेशा रहेंगे दिल के बहुत पास।

Dear diary

Dear diary

By Devika Mathur

Dear diary,

(This stays between us about him.)

Dear Diary

Dear Diary

By Swati Singh
Some days I feel tired
Some days I feel weak
एक खूबसूरत सी दोस्त

एक खूबसूरत सी दोस्त

By Priyanka Yadav
प्यार ,दर्द,नफरत ,
सब दास्तां का आगाज है तु,
Dear Diary

Dear Diary

By Riddhi Tripathi

I saw people protesting out on the roads today,

Unified like I have personally never seen before,

ट्रेन का सफ़र...

ट्रेन का सफ़र...

By गोविन्द 'अलीग'
मुझे भूलता नही उस ट्रेन का सफ़र,
एक हमसफ़र मिला था ट्रेन के अंदर,
डियर डायरी

डियर डायरी

By Vageshwari Nandini

आज स्कूल का आखिरी दिन था,

और शायद उससे आखिरी मुलाकात भी

वो बच्चा

वो बच्चा

By Nikita Jain

 वो एक बच्चा ही तो है,

लावारिस सा पलता है,

जानना हो अगर गुनाह क्या है ?

जानना हो अगर गुनाह क्या है ?

By Kumar Harshit

जानना हो अगर गुनाह क्या है ?

ज़रा इन बच्चों से पूछो बचपना क्या है

Street Angels

Street Angels

By Aishwarya Waipang

Pankaj was his name, a special boy,

He was children of the street,

Moon Child

Moon Child

Mother had been picked up. Again today.
And like everyday, I fall as a Life's prey.
Street Urchins

Street Urchins

By Arpita Singh

Wounds running sore in black,

some lacking in attention,

Street Children

Street Children

Could anyone see my eyes
Drenched in agony of pain
God's lonely Child

God's lonely Child

By Khewa Malhotra

God's lonely child

That kid alone wanders 
Street Children

Street Children

By Anu Priya

Children with innocent face

But their childhood is disgrace.
Streetchildren

Streetchildren

 By Akash Lohia

I fell in love with street children

With brightest smile under the skies.

Street Diaries

Street Diaries

I saw a lady in branded clothes,
asking twice her husband before
When-Why-What?

When-Why-What?

When I see him buying balloon,
which I am vending,
They Can Fly High Too

They Can Fly High Too

By Ishita Bahuguna

Around 30 children,

Having an age between 5 to 7

Angelic Face

Angelic Face

Everytime i see your angelic faces,
Staying unknown to so many cases;
Street Children

Street Children

By Tia Wins

 
Sitting by the streets
as the wheels roll over

Behind Their Smile

Behind Their Smile

Laughter and sadness
Are both sides of a coin,
Free Falling with Wings

Free Falling with Wings

By Upasa Borah
If you ask me why I write,I'll tell you
it's because I want to reach Neverland 
Oh My Dear God

Oh My Dear God

By Mital Kalariya

I have heard that you are merciful!
Then why you send me to beg food?

A Smile Being Partial

A Smile Being Partial

A smile being partial,
why is it so?
Street Urchins

Street Urchins

By Vaidyanathapuram Shankar

They are the Almighty's

creation as good as any,

The Flowers Of Our Country

The Flowers Of Our Country

By Stuti Srivastava
I met a girl of 5 who was sitting with her
mother in the corner of a famous street, 
Survivors Of Indifference

Survivors Of Indifference

By Shiney E. Miracula 
Who are they? What are they doing on streets? 
Unpampered little children, without proper clothes
Under The Open Sky

Under The Open Sky

By Rashmi Buragohain

Have you ever wondered
How their eyes shine so bright?

62 Seconds- You live ,They survive.

62 Seconds- You live ,They survive.

By Saudamini Sharma

The clock hands move with ticks and tocks .

Your life moves second by second with those hands.

Freedom And Poverty

Freedom And Poverty

By Priyanka Basumatary

A pair of deep brown eyes,

Bright like the sun.

The Robe of Gold

The Robe of Gold


Don't let me get swept away in

this tide that leaves no traces

Streetchildren

Streetchildren

They call those streets their 'home'
Their condition is poverty's epitome. 
Street Children

Street Children

By Prakriti Sharma

Surrounded by black and white plastic bags

Heavier than his own weight along he drags
Streetboy

Streetboy

He is an endurer of all pain;
a tough cookie to combat it all!
Street Kid

Street Kid

By Deshna Jain

She stood there on the edge of the road, 

Three unsold flowers in her hand,
Hopeless Sinks

Hopeless Sinks

By Pranshu Chaudhary

You all are grown up, not afraid of dark!
You all are stronger, yet crying on scar mark!

To The Every Face I Meet Down The Streets

To The Every Face I Meet Down The Streets

By Gulshan Singh

To the every face I meet down the streets

I loose a step as humans to humanity

नींद नहीं आती

नींद नहीं आती

By Subrata Kumar                  

सन्नाटे सर्दी की, भूखी सी इक रात

उसने आखें खोली, की तारों से बात

२स्ता यहाँ कहीं चलता नहीं है

२स्ता यहाँ कहीं चलता नहीं है

By Heera Unnithan

२स्ता यहाँ कहीं चलता नहीं है

अगल बगल में रुका हि २हता है

वो बेनाम, बदनाम, बेघर भिखारी

वो बेनाम, बदनाम, बेघर भिखारी

वो बेनाम, बदनाम, बेघर भिखारी
उनको भूली हुई है ये दुनिया हमारी 
भुट्टा

भुट्टा

By Vaibhav Rikhari

मेरे देश का भविष्य एक  बच्चा ..
मेरे घर के बाहर रहता है ..

Street Children

Street Children

By Priyanka Shakdwipee

बच्चा किसी गरीब का जल्दी बड़ा हो जाता है

दो वक्त के खाने के लिए वो धूप में जलता है

वो बच्चा

वो बच्चा

By Nitika Jain

वो एक बच्चा ही तो है,

लावारिस सा पलता है,

Street Children

Street Children

By Mehar Parveen

Roj raste me mil jate hai mujhe wo,

Lal batti dekh kar aajate hai wo,
अब सुनाता मैं एक कहानी हूं,

अब सुनाता मैं एक कहानी हूं,

अब सुनाता मैं एक कहानी हूं,
इन सड़कों पर बसेरा करने वाले बच्चो की ज़ुबानी हूं,
मेरी आंखें एक किल्कारी से खुली,

मेरी आंखें एक किल्कारी से खुली,

By Aarun Kashyap
किल्कारी फिर किसी के
इस सड़क पर जन्म लेने की.
सड़क किनारे बच्चे।

सड़क किनारे बच्चे।

By Swati Mishra
चलो उस शहर में जहाँ हवाएँ कई राज छुपाती हैं
जहाँ नम पलखें गीत कई गुनगुनाती हैं
क्या कसूर है इन मासूमो का

क्या कसूर है इन मासूमो का

By Srinidhi Srinivasan

 

आखिर क्या कसूर है इन मासूमो का

क्या यह इन की गलती है,

दो चार पैसों की व्यथा

दो चार पैसों की व्यथा

उस बासी रोटी का पहला ग्रास
ज्यों ही मैने मुँह मे डाला था
महकता बचपन

महकता बचपन

By Gaurav Bhatnagar

एक बचपन दिखा आज...

खोया सारोया सामुरझाया सा 

हमारे देश में

हमारे देश में

कड़कती गर्मी जरुर पड़ती है
पर इंसानों का कठोर दिल
थे मेरे भी कुच्छ सपने

थे मेरे भी कुच्छ सपने

By Divya Maheshwari

थे मेरे भी कुच्छ सपने
थी मेरी भी कुच्छ ख्वाइशें

भीख के कटोरे में मजूबूरी को भरकर

भीख के कटोरे में मजूबूरी को भरकर

By Indu Verma
भीख के कटोरे में मजूबूरी को भरकर...
ट्रॅफिक सिग्नल पे ख्वाबों को बेच कर...
Teri Muskurahat

Teri Muskurahat

By Shaistah Chasmawala 
Tere haath sirf maile hi
nahi,chote bhi hai
तस्वीरों ने कुछ यूँ हमारी कहानीं बयां कर दी,

तस्वीरों ने कुछ यूँ हमारी कहानीं बयां कर दी,

By Metal Nib
तस्वीरों ने कुछ यूँ हमारी
कहानीं बयां कर दी,
माँ, तुमने तो कहा था

माँ, तुमने तो कहा था

माँ, तुमने तो कहा था
पापा खूब सारी टॉफियाँ लाएंगे।
Everyday is a festival day

Everyday is a festival day

By Aparna Mishra
Everyday is a festival day,
Every evening is with new cuisines,
Un-Indian Yet Indian

Un-Indian Yet Indian

By Aishwarya Rai

Born surrounded by the mighty Himalayas,

lush green forest and chilly unpolluted air,

I Beg To Differ

I Beg To Differ

By Priyanka Basumatary

I can’t lie, The Indian in me believes-

Truth alone triumphs. But, countless times-

Things That Make Me An Indian

Things That Make Me An Indian

By Nishi Yajnik

As I lay in my bed, I jot down all the points

in my head that make me an Indian,

Red Saree

Red Saree

Red is the colour of devil
Red radiated hatred
Swadesi Hyprocrisy

Swadesi Hyprocrisy

By Sudarshan Kumar

I wince at sight of the walls drenched in urine,
The pungent odour 
What Shall I Always Be!

What Shall I Always Be!

By Twinkle Banik
I am an Indian, My thoughts are too.
The air I breathe, The water I bathe
Chapati And Sabji

Chapati And Sabji

By Adrian Lyngwa
And I love you too Ma,
And your chapati and sabji.
When you call me an Indian

When you call me an Indian

By Mayank Pratap
I take myself as a blessed soul,
having travelled across billions of galaxies,
Echoes In The Valley

Echoes In The Valley

By Pragya S

The calm valley shines through the

Chinar trees- Red, mauve, amber and yellow.

Superstition

Superstition

By Ashi Bansal

The most indian thing about is

me is my superstitious self!

Indian Culture

Indian Culture

By Anu Priya

Indian culture is unique and good.

It can be easily understood. 

Indian Girl

Indian Girl

By Saaraa Mohanty

 Yes, I am a Indian Girl,

I behold cultures in my hair's curl

 

Ghar

Ghar

By Moktan Yukta

But now all gathers up with their hands joined
To feel the peace and joy of the pavitra aarti
Golgappa

Golgappa

Eating Golgappa's is the stamp of our tounges
The only addiction that do not effect our lungs
Typical Indian

Typical Indian

By Alaka Barik

Basically I am a typical Indian foodie,
taking a bite of every dish

Chai And ParleG

Chai And ParleG

By Pragnya Paramita
Chai being the heartthrob of 
My constantly ridiculed heart
The Most Indian Thing About Me

The Most Indian Thing About Me

'Why do you overdress so much?'
they complain.
Indianness

Indianness

The wheat fields were our gold,
The rice fields shone like pearls.


When the Tastemaker became the Changemaker

When the Tastemaker became the Changemaker

By Karmishtha Krishna

Two minutes to happiness –

A matter of joy, nostalgia and pride to Indian families

हाथो से खाना

हाथो से खाना

By Komal Gurung

 आँखें खुली तो महलो सा घर पाया 

बचपन से ही सबने पलकों पे बिठाया

The Most Indian Thing About Me

The Most Indian Thing About Me

By Riddhi Tripathi

What inspires me the most,

Is that little kid, who holds a pencil in his hand

हो तुम

हो तुम

Restaurant मे खाना खाने के बाद,
Tissue paper मे सौफ भर के लाते हो, 
एक ही छत के नीचे

एक ही छत के नीचे

जहां ना कुछ मेरा है,और नाही कुछ तेरा,
बस सब कुछ हमारा है,
थोड़ा बेसी पर देसी हूँ

थोड़ा बेसी पर देसी हूँ

By Subrata Nayak

एंफील्ड, केटीएम का ज़माना है, 

मेरे बच्चे मुझसे कहते हैं,

 

The Most Indian Thing About Me

The Most Indian Thing About Me

By Aranya Chandra

Aaj bhi jab kisi situation

mein dil ki dharkan tez hoti hai toh

मैं वही हूँ

मैं वही हूँ

माँ की बुनी स्वेटर में गुंथा 
भाई की रफ़ू कमीज में सज़ा 
A convenient Indian

A convenient Indian

By  Kamaldeep Sahu
मैं एक सुविधाजनक भारतीय हूँ 
रॉक सुनता हूँ, पर शास्त्रीय हूँ 
आचार कैरी का!

आचार कैरी का!

By Shruti Gupta

जिह्ववा भी अब कहा रुके आम की आशय से। ,

आचार कौन सा डालू बोजामे से?
आम के पेड़ में छिपे कई यादें हैं

आम के पेड़ में छिपे कई यादें हैं

आम के पेड़ में छिपे कई यादें हैं 
गांव की मिटटी की बात ही अलग हैं 
भारत- मेरी पहचान

भारत- मेरी पहचान

हर सांस में बसता मेरा देश, 
हर जन का दिखता अपना वेश, 
अपनेपन का घर- मेरा भारत

अपनेपन का घर- मेरा भारत

By Srinidhi Srinivasan

ख़ामोश भीड़ में भी कोई

अपना मिल ही जाता है,

भारतीय सभ्यता की बात ही निराली है

भारतीय सभ्यता की बात ही निराली है

By Kiran Devi
भारतीय सभ्यता की बात ही निराली है,
यहां हर चीज, स्थान का अपना ही महत्व है
चाय और हम तुम बातें खूब शानदार होती,

चाय और हम तुम बातें खूब शानदार होती,

By Govind Aleeg
चाय और हम तुम बातें खूब शानदार होती,
सुकून भरी चाय में खुशियां भरमार होती,
चाय या काॅफ़ी

चाय या काॅफ़ी

By Akhilesh Sharma
देखो, बहुत अर्से बाद, कुछ मेहम़ान आए हैं फिरसे,
ज़रा पूछो, क्या लेंगे, 'चाय या काॅफ़ी'? 
नए दिमागों की मुझे

नए दिमागों की मुझे

नए दिमागों की मुझे
हर गली में आहट लगती है
बनारस

बनारस

By Shubham Jain

रोज़ शाम हम गंगा किनारे बैठकर,
ताकते हैं नदी में गश्त लगाते,

हम तो एक हैं

हम तो एक हैं

भारत नहीं सिर्फ एक देश,
यह है हमारे प्यार की मूरत
भारतीय चाय

भारतीय चाय

By Vrinda

'गरम-गरम चाय का मज़ा ही कुछ और है'

फिल्मी दुनिया के कथोपकथन के
फिर ले आया दिल

फिर ले आया दिल

By Debabrata Nayak

वो कहती थी, प्यार का डेफिनेशन भी पता है?

मैंने कहा, “अजी छोड़ो, डिक्शनरी के पन्नों में क्या रखा है”।

Wrecked

Wrecked

How shall I now ease?

The storm that's raging,
Apology Pending

Apology Pending

The way we said goodbye. 
After we struggled to reach heights
Rusted Souls

Rusted Souls

With a cup of coffee on the table,
My fingers traced the fine note
Oblivion

Oblivion

By Nimisha Tomar

So tell me if you'll ever come back

to the place where we first met

Approval

Approval

I seek for approval while I shouldn't
I look for comfort but I couldn't
The Illicit Concern Of People Who Once Loved Each Other

The Illicit Concern Of People Who Once Loved Each Other

Having said goodbye ,

you had wrapped it around your head 

जिधर बसेरा था कभी तुम्हारा

जिधर बसेरा था कभी तुम्हारा

इक धुआं सा उठता है,
शायद कुछ जल रहा उधर,
आदत तुमने मुझको बना ली है

आदत तुमने मुझको बना ली है

By Poonam Jain

कभी सोचा है तुमने कि

आगे क्या होगा?

Wilt And Bloom

Wilt And Bloom

By Mrunal Nerkar
The first time you came to my house, 
You looked at the small plant of parijaat
Was It My Fault?

Was It My Fault?

Whoever said that it was
better to have loved and lost,
खता ये नही की,

खता ये नही की,

By Priyanka Yadav

खता ये नही की,
क्यों मोहबत नही तुम्हे हमशे ,
ब्रेकअप

ब्रेकअप

लेकिन, गहने भी तो अक़्सर खो
जाते हैं, टूट भी जाया करते हैं।
Breakup

Breakup


I reminisce on the leftovers
of our memories, Half vivid. 
Freedom

Freedom

When you speak of them years later,
And your stomach doesn't form a knot,
This Was Life Now

This Was Life Now

Watching the old photographs,
they both smiled at their old memories.
Break Up

Break Up

By Harjyot Kaur

I saw you on the other side of the room,

a drink in your hand, a smile on your face;

Words Of A Bleeding Heart

Words Of A Bleeding Heart

A still evening at length; not giving up
In the tempest of emotions
Pieces Of pain

Pieces Of pain

By Akanksha Kinwaar

I like how this goes now

my body glued to the 

Miles Away

Miles Away

I. Love comes like a slow
winter and leaves unrequited.
Do I Love You?

Do I Love You?

When you ask me if I love you

I laugh because I know I can't
Heartbroken

Heartbroken

By Priyanka B

The magic spell you cast called love.

It made me feel whole inside,

A Philosophical End

A Philosophical End

By Rudyard Jostle
Few words are so sharp that might tear
tear apart the rigid statements
Not Cities, But Humans Are Home

Not Cities, But Humans Are Home

I was your home. This human. 
Just like this city. You could always
Blur

Blur

Smoke filled room
Blur, like last night's dream
Maybe

Maybe

Maybe you were the sedative stroke
amidst the weather so fervid, 
Was It Really Necessary?

Was It Really Necessary?

It was to fade my existence in
the airs 'us' was dissolved
Unlovable

Unlovable

By Brishti Roy 

To you who I loved a little
More than myself and a little 

Breakup

Breakup

By Maria K Jimmy

When will your hands release her

From the stench of your sin

We'll Meet Again

We'll Meet Again

To the one who got away, 
We'll meet again, won't we?
What will people say

What will people say

By Zenzen Terhűja

As though I was paid in cash by them to be born
Follow the Conditions to love

कुछ तो लोग कहेंगे!

कुछ तो लोग कहेंगे!

फिर आज ये सोचकर परेशान हूँ मैं 
ना जाने कब तक खुद से अन्जान हूँ मैं 
लोग क्या कहेंगे

लोग क्या कहेंगे

By Aditi Prakash

 शरीर मेरा ,कपड़े मेरे,मन मेरा पर माॅं को

डर लगता है ",बेटा छोटे हैं कपड़े !लोग क्या कहेंगे?"

Log Kya Kahenge

Log Kya Kahenge

By Riya Patel

"पापा मुझे arts करना है,
Science नही होगा मुझसे। "

एक रोज

एक रोज

हमारी अम्मी जान ने हमें रोका और टोका
 यह लड़कों के साथ घूमना बंद करो 
लोग क्या कहेंगे?!?

लोग क्या कहेंगे?!?

By Kate M

लोग क्या कहेंगे ये ना राम ने सोचा,

ना गौतम ने...बस त्याग दिया मुझे ।

अगर कभी बात उठे तो

अगर कभी बात उठे तो

By Debabrata Nayak

वो दौर भी क्या दौर था

इंजीनियरिंग के प्रति सबका ज़ोर था

लोग क्या कहंगे?

लोग क्या कहंगे?

By Habiba Zaidi

लोग क्या कहंगे?
यही हमेशा सोच कर

Log Kya Khenge

Log Kya Khenge

कह दिया मैने उनसे, 
करुंगी अपने मन की, 
लोग कहेगें!

लोग कहेगें!

By Saumya Manan

क्या? नौकरी नहीं करती ?
 
तो घर कैसे चलाएगी ?

लोग क्या कहेंगे?

लोग क्या कहेंगे?

हर घर की कहानी, लोग क्या कहेंगे? 
सबसे बड़ी परेशानी, लोग क्या कहेंगे? 
Log Kya Kahenge

Log Kya Kahenge

कुछ लड़कियां बेबाक
उड़ी सपनों के आसमान में
कुछ तो लोग कहेंगे

कुछ तो लोग कहेंगे

ख़्वाब सजाए चार दिवारी में 
परी ने अपने पर्र फैलाने के 
Log Kya Kahenge

Log Kya Kahenge

By Varalika Mishra
Zyada mat bol, ladki hai tu 
Theek se baitho, ladkiyan aise nai baithti 
लोग क्या कहेँगे?

लोग क्या कहेँगे?

By Ethan Arya

मै अक्सर डरता रहा अपनी

कमजोरियों से अपनी नाकामियों से

Log Kya Kahenge

Log Kya Kahenge

By Rishika Mishra

बंद कर दो दरवाज़ों के पीछे

और लगा दो सौ ताले 
लोग क्या कहेंगे?

लोग क्या कहेंगे?

By Ritika Chowdhary
बेटा आकर एक दिन बोला, 
"पापा, मुझे राइटर बनना है। "
सबसे बढ़ा रोग क्या कहेंगे लोग ?

सबसे बढ़ा रोग क्या कहेंगे लोग ?

वो एक अच्छी इंसान थी ,
सबकी मदद करती थी,
Log Kya Kahenge

Log Kya Kahenge

By Mansi Meena

मैने इश्क़ किया हैइंसान से ही

मज़हब ही तो अलग है,

Back to the Roots

Back to the Roots

By Esha Chauhan

My friends wish to go back to my hometown,

Every three months. I, do not join them. 

I Am From North East.

I Am From North East.

By Lambila Ng

That I am from North East.
A girl who’ve travelled far from the hills.

But What Will They Say?

But What Will They Say?

By Parvathy Vivek

Oh, they are like twin hills

Frolicking after a spring thaw!

The New World

The New World

I thought we're living in
a brave beautiful new world.
Melancholy Guy

Melancholy Guy

By Shubham Jain

I, am a melancholy guy, who fancy himself

to metaphorically represent; an ocean.

What Will People Say

What Will People Say

Every morning, just wanted
five more minutes to stay,
What Will People Say?

What Will People Say?

By Vishika Tripathi
My personality and my choices.
Their comments haunted me,
Count your blessings

Count your blessings

By Siri Anjali

People say, "Count your blessings".
I say, "Give me a break!"

Their Wisperings

Their Wisperings

Through the silent pink evenings ,
I walk with their whisperings.
Dare To Dream

Dare To Dream

By Bipasha Gayary

When something doesn't feel right
And your heart's unsure the whole time,

I Can't Say Goodbye

I Can't Say Goodbye

Trapped! I let a pill move
through my digestive tract.
Shades Of Two

Shades Of Two

By Nabiha Hasan
It's strangely sad how
I come in shades of two
.
Oh! Dear

Oh! Dear

By Anmol Kaur

Oh! Dear pay heed to the needed feed.
You are the protagonist of the story you tweet.

Travelling

Travelling

I'm travelling to the Distant village of 
Memories where My childhood is 
Twenty Five

Twenty Five

By Geetika Kaura. 

I decided to make decisions less indecisive,

with all cautious thoughts and attention
Find Me Here

Find Me Here

A blanket of smoke covered the valley,
While I struggled with my luggage and a ticket,
Ready To Go?

Ready To Go?

Even before the crack of dawn
Awakened by irrational thoughts
वो सफ़र मेरा.....

वो सफ़र मेरा.....

By Rohit Guupta
पानी के बहाव में मैं खड़ा था,
चट्टानों से लोहा ले रहा था।
Lanes and Paths

Lanes and Paths

Lanes and paths loved and frequented;

Robbed the quietness and bliss.

A  Drive To The Sky

A Drive To The Sky

By Sikrity Chatterjee

 sat and looked as if succumbed the feel,

distressing however,  was only his body’s shape.

Travelling

Travelling

The best of nature existed in my imagination,
Unless i put my foot out for travelling.
The Ornate Vista

The Ornate Vista

By Rudyard Jostle
Spurning the quotidian days
I moved for a journey of unknown 
New York City

New York City

By Arushi Bansal

The plane touched down at JFK
My dream was finally happening that day.

A Dreamer's Sojourn

A Dreamer's Sojourn

By Pooja Reddy Bathula
Here i go traversing again,
Into the trenches of a territory unnamed.
Bachpan

Bachpan

By Kaushal Saboo

वो दिन भर खेलनावो नादानियो का बावल,

वो पडोस मे छूपनावो रात का मलाल,

कहने को तो हसीन है सफर मेरा

कहने को तो हसीन है सफर मेरा

सूर्य की किरणों के साथ शुरू होकर
संध्या तक चलता रहता है खुश होती हूं ......
मैं परदेस में रेहती हूं तो क्या?

मैं परदेस में रेहती हूं तो क्या?

By Anshika Lall

 मैं रोज़ महसूस अपने देश

की मिट्टी को करती हूं,

Travelling

Travelling

By Priyanka Naidu

पत्तो की तेज़ सरसराहट,

ये खामोशी में घुली हवा

An Hour Of Life

An Hour Of Life

Two years, two years of being stuck at home,
like a caged bird set free into the sky
नानी अम्मा के धाम

नानी अम्मा के धाम

By Finite Classes

लो आज आ गयी फिर वो शाम
कल सुबह है जाना नानी अम्मा के धाम

रुबरु

रुबरु

By Heta Thakar

बात है ये कुछ अरसा पुरानी,

खुद से रुबरु होने की कहानी

The Journey Back Home

The Journey Back Home

Streets coloured pink
And streets coloured red
यादें सफर की

यादें सफर की

जाने अनजाने से ही पर कई नए चहरों से मिलते थे। 
सुबह का जोश मन में ऊर्जा बढ़ाता था, 
I Feel

I Feel

By Deeksha Makhija
traveling is a bridge of my imaginations
it's like i close my eyes; pray something; 
Journey Of A Lifetime

Journey Of A Lifetime

A daunting road through the hills
Chilling air caught off to kill
Venture Of My Dreams

Venture Of My Dreams

I remember when I was a child,my silly
mind always used to venture over 
सफर

सफर

वो एक एक दिन दीवाली कि छुट्टियां का इंतजार करना ,
कब जा पाऊंगी अपने शहर यही सोचकर बेकरार रहना।
Travelling At Night

Travelling At Night

By Debarati Nandan

 The moonlit night,

 And it's starry sight,

Nomad-ism

Nomad-ism

By Ananya Dhawan 
It was rumination,
an act of deliberation,
Road Trip

Road Trip

Crisp morning breeze hits my face

Through the rolled down windows

 

Rucksack Full Of Memories

Rucksack Full Of Memories

By Aadrika Shukla   

Ransacking my brain to think, what comes

to mind, is a journey I started last year

Paris Bathes In Quiet Uncertainty.

Paris Bathes In Quiet Uncertainty.

Do you miss me, or am I lost just like
the millions of footsteps that echo down 
Six Hours Of Sleep Is Necessary

Six Hours Of Sleep Is Necessary

By Parul Mahajan

But it's terrifying to stay on

this planet for the rest eighteen

To all writers

To all writers

By Arunima SenGupta
To all the writers like me
I see you
अंगदान

अंगदान

By  सुरभी जैन

मात्र सोचने में ही समस्या का हल नहीं होता
खोटे कर्मो का यूं मीठा सा फल नहीं होता
Bridges of Separation

Bridges of Separation

By Karmishtha Krishna

Dear Dadi,

This is the truest apology.

Bruises of rape culture

Bruises of rape culture

By Vaishali Gauba

In my culture

we don’t talk about sex. 

खुल गई, वो बंद अलमारी!

खुल गई, वो बंद अलमारी!

By Vishakha Goel
कपड़ों की सलवटों के पीछे
जो कभी मेरे थे नहीं,
Turning thirty

Turning thirty

By Jyothi Anna John
Yesterday when the clock struck twelve,
in a state of numbness I turned thirty.
Quiet Time

Quiet Time

By Anurima Mukherjee
The night's high, 
And I wanna get lost into the madness
Two minds of mine

Two minds of mine

By Deshna Jain

I am not just one person. 
I am two minds - 
One who worries

वो जन्मदिन का तोहफा!

वो जन्मदिन का तोहफा!

By Sweta Jain
राहुल का 20वा जन्मदिन आने वाला था,
हर जन्मदिन पर शर्मा जी अपने बेटे को अनोखा तोहफा जरूर देते थे
Sheela's charity

Sheela's charity

By V R Shankar 

It was her day, Sheela's mega charity show,
The VIP objects of her snobbery in front row.

Triple Talaq

Triple Talaq

By Vinita Upadhyay
I-never-saw-my-mother-get-angry

From a very young age

A cry to be against segregation

A cry to be against segregation

By Shreya Langer

Nostradamus predicted the third world war
and we're nearing it by every hour.

Uncultured

Uncultured

By Tanushka Saini 

we're uncultured
so lost and far away from our roots

स्त्री सिर्फ भूगोल नहीं

स्त्री सिर्फ भूगोल नहीं

 काजल
हां वो कटि प्रदर्शित
नाभि दर्शना साड़ी पहनती है
Choices and Healing

Choices and Healing

By Sakshi Arya

It has a capacity to secure

e v e r y t h i n g;

everyone who hurt,

आंधी

आंधी

By Gunjan Narang

मध्धम सी हवाओं ने बदला अपना रूख कुछ यूँ,

की आँधियाँ सी चलने लगी 

Curly Hair

Curly Hair

By Sirigowri Kambalimath
it is independent and true to its nature
and that
is what I like about curly hair.
मोहब्बत करते हो

मोहब्बत करते हो

By Poonam Jain
मोहब्बत करते हो तो एक दूसरे को 
कोसना नहीं समझना सिखो
रूठना और मनाना सिखो  
I Chose To Run Away

I Chose To Run Away

By Mohika Ahuja
this isn't a piece to soothe your souls;
the ones who choose to walk away
मुस्कान

मुस्कान

सौमयम शरण
चेहरे पर मुस्कान है,
बस चेहरे पर मुस्कान है।
उर को कचोटती हर तान है
The Art Of Giving Up

The Art Of Giving Up

Why is giving up considered 
as an act of cowardice?
I Miss Love

I Miss Love

By Parul Mahajan

When my eyes close at night to

the sound of the ceiling fan
“चल अब देर हो गयी है।

“चल अब देर हो गयी है।

By Aradhana

लिखा है मैंने ख़ास आपके लिए
लिखा है बस आपके लिए

Demons

Demons

I knew it when I saw you,
My eyes stuck to yours like glue, 
The Sunflower In A World Of Roses

The Sunflower In A World Of Roses

By Aahna Jain
I am a piece of art.
-wrinkled at the edges
Eighteen

Eighteen

By Akshita Pareek

Last month, I turned eighteen
and it was different.
The Dancing Grab

The Dancing Grab

By Spandana Datta
I lay alone at the seaside cliff,
Staring at the purple sky above 
Dreams and Desires

Dreams and Desires

We are an art,
Who fall in love,
And then fall apart.