Read “The Cage” by Sreyash Sarkar:
Sreyash Sarkar is a poet, a qualified painter, a practicing Hindustani Classical musician and an aspiring Electrical Engineer. Educated in Kolkata and Bangalore, he has been a student correspondent at The Statesman, Kolkata from his school, South Point. Has been an active participant in various poetry and essay competitions in both Bengali and English and has won accolades by and far. In 2012, in an international poetry competition organized in memoir of Yeats, his poem was shortlisted among 40 other poets from all over the world. Besides, being a freelance writer for several magazines, he is the editor-in-chief of Kalomer Kalomishak, a bilingual magazine, which he founded in 2013.
Poetry, according to him, is similar to the entire process of macramé- An art of knitting of words. Being trained from an early age, in both classical music and Tagore-songs, he has imbibed in himself, a deep philosophical understanding of the Upanishads, Sufi songs and other forms of folk poetry. Tagore, has always been his raison détre and therefore had been an inspiration in his definitive understanding of Lalon Fakir’s songs. He had also got himself into painting, very early on, and his works have been particularly influenced by DuChamp, Abanindranath Tagore, Anjolie Ela Menon, Picasso and Ganesh Pyne. An aesthete of a sort, he loves gardening, ikebana, books, home-made Bengali dishes and watching films. He currently divides his time between Kolkata and Bangalore.
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