There were lilting verses and bold strokes of colour, there was a shared sensitivity and lifting of spirits. On this warm midsummer morning, many of the city’s cognoscenti gathered to hear poems from an eminent poet and many aspiring ones, to admire the art of a celebrated painter and to encourage budding artists.
SHE COLLECTIVE’s morning of art, poetry and affirmation at Casa Cottage highlighted the efforts by the Dream India Network to provide safe havens to very young girls who are in peril in this city.
|“I am just a little bit of energy that adds to the universe’s glow” Kavitha Rajasekhar reading out her verses from SHE Vol 1
“As for women, the gods said, ‘Let them be strong rooted, like trees’. For it is they who shall hold the ends of the world together”, eminent poet Poile Sengupta reads her works
“Strong and resilient, yet a much gentler form”, Zarine Kharas reads from her poem “I am a woman”
– Guthi Jambunath reads from his poem “You”
to take care of young girls at risk.