Dystopia a word that sketches a whole vast world of bleakness and chaos in its absolute and it is poetry which gives way to light and tries to reclaim all that is alive and breathing. That’s what happened at the poetry recitation hosted by ITC Kakatiya, recently at Deccan Pavilion. The theme of the poetry recital was ‘Poetry in times of Dystopia’. The audience was floored over by the poems of city-based poets Hoshang Merchant, Nabina Das, Akila, Paresh Tiwari and Saima Afreen, Rebecca Vedavathy.
When poetry set the mood
Paresh who is also a naval officer shared his experience about his life in navy and dedicated a poem ‘Sword of Honour’ to his late friend Lt. Commander Satish, who lost his life while he was on duty.