Satire through poetry@Let Poetry Be

Let poery be_sattire

Date 26-12-2015
Location Atta Galatta, Kormangala, Bengaluru, India
Event description The theme of this evening is satire through poetry… Satire is the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Here is your opportunity!

This theme is optional. You can choose to do a free-reading. Having said this, we encourage all our participants to step out of their comfort zone and give this theme a shot.

This is going to be fun or what!
Event summary
You can find name of the poet and small description of their poems.

  • 1. Alistar Bennis

His poem focused about a person, who wanted to become an actor. His aspiration grew and then he wanted to become a big actor. This person then left the prescribed book of law (the way life has to live) and departed to reach somewhere else. I like to quote 2 lines from his poem:
“Rebel fish forgot to swim, he is drowning”
Remembered the fish the drowned than walking on the sand

  • 2. Gautam Bhrath

He is writing the poetry since his childhood. His poem was focused on recent floods in Chennai. How we are able to send satellite in Space, most favored nations in terms of FDI inflow, and discussing leadership of our country 21st century; but failed to save a single city.

  • 3. Lavanya Krishna

She described herself as not one of those feminist. Her poem “Mean-Girls” was a debate between those feminist and these feminist.

  • 4. Nitya Rao/Olivier Normandin

Their poem title, ‘How I could not write a Satire’. It was about conversation between poet and satire.

  • 5. Sarit Sethi

He recited both in both languages.(Hindi and English)
His first poem took us to the journey of never ending holidays called, ‘Marriage’. He portrayed Nirbhaya’s case in his second case. I like 2 lines from this poem:
“To all those who cared to listen
This is Satan’s World an even Krishna should bow”
In his 3rd poem, he described discussion between Plato and a Poet.

  • 6. Srividya Srinivasan

She recited 4 poems. Her first poem took us to days, when very few channels were available to watch on the Television. The whole family used to sit together and sometimes it caused some funny situations.Her other short poems were, ‘Wrestling of love’ and ‘Little Lies in the Love’.

  • 7. Sanjeev Shukla

He has recited in Hindi. His first poem highlighted election scene on 24×7 news channels. It can be read here:
His second poem commented on the present students. It can be read here:

  • 8.Pramod Shankar

He started his recitation with the quote, ‘50% of the population get the electricity’.
His first poem was about Manhood. It was brilliant presentation on the lines of,’This Men and that men’. His second poem called ‘Downstream’. It describes emotions of father, when he holds his son. In this third poem, ‘Mind the monkey’, he wanted us to call mind something else(not Niagara or Ocean etc). He described the place where he grew up, in his last poem. Titled ‘harbor’, it had got some lovely imagery.

These different poems can be read on Pramod’s blog:

  • 9. Balu M

One of my favorite poet in comic writing category. This time, Balu M talked about Marriage & Mirage as well state of inflation. He also talked stock market. His poems can be read here:

  • 10. Vidya Krishna

इन्होने भी हिंदी मैं काव्यपाठ किया| इनकी पहली कविता ने राजनीतिको के बिच चल रही रस्सक्स्शी का एक वैश्या की नजरों से चित्रण किया| उनकी कविता से
हम बीके या वो बीके, माजरा तो हैं वाही
क्यों मेरा बिकना गलत, और उसका सही ?

इनकी दूसरी कविता मैं इन्होने बेंगलुरु में रह रहे एक दादा पोते के बिच के संवाद का जिक्र किया| इनकी तीसरी कविता की शीर्षक चीरहरण था|

  • 11. Sreeparna

She was first timer at LPB event. She is an anthropologist. Her poem ‘Dying Numbers’ described the situation of current India. Crime against women are increasing and public servants are denying the responsibilities. It also described the inefficient bureaucratic system and lack of decision making process.

      • 12. Nitish Nair

His poem talked about the current state of some of the Indian cities. Rising air and water pollution in some cities is very alarming. His portrayal through sponsor TV advertisement was amazing. His poem ended with warning about rising particulate matter(PM).

  • 13. Harshad Gupta

He presented two poems,one named ‘Tears of Gartitude’ and other named ‘Man in the mask’. You can listen to poem here:

  • 14. Kavita Pania

इन्होने हाल ही मैं संपन्न हुए बेंगलुरु लिटरेचर फेस्टिवल मैं अपनी किताब प्रकाशित की हैं| इनकी पहली कविता का शीर्षक मेरे रंग ता| इसमें इन्होने मुश्किलों के बावजूद इंसान को आगे बदने के लिए कह हैं| इनकी दुस्सरी कविता तेजी से घट रहे वृक्षों के उपर थी! इन्होने आखिरी कविता मैं हम सभी को नव वर्ष की शुभकामनाएं दी|

  • 15. Ankit Khandelwal

My poem with title, ‘Heartbroken Virus’ was a comment towards growing influence of Bollywood in some people lives. For the first time, I experimented with Hindi+English in my lines. You can read it here:

  • 16. Faiz Akram

हमेशा की तरह इस बार भी इन्होने इंसान एवं जिंदगी का बेहद खूबसूरत चित्रण किया| एक इन्सान जो को एक पिंजरे मैं बंद हैं| उनकी दुस्सरी कविता मैं शादी का खूबसूरत चित्रण किया गया हैं|

(Based on my personal experience. Need not to be true to the facts)

More information:
Let Poetry Be, Facebook page
Let Poetry be collection of Poems
Event Page


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.