Bairagi (1925-1978) is one of the three great poets of twentieth-century Telugu literature. Telugu readers in particular will benefit from this talk because it attempts to capture the essential contribution the poet made to poetry.
September 08, 2022
An exposition on a Telugu poem 'Krushivaludu ' (1919) wtitten by Duvvuri Ramireddi. The poem is perhaps the first of its kind in modern Indian poetry where the peasant and his daily routine were the theme and where the poet in the line of great tradition of the bucolic poets such as Theocritus, Virgil, vyasa, Leelasuka, Jayadeva and Andal celebrates the pleasures and pains of the agricultural life. Cover painting: Ramkinkar Baiz (Farmers harvesting , 1943)
November 11, 2021
Reciting a few poems from Mahaprasthanam on the event of releasing a new edition of Mahaprasthanam by Sri Sri Printers at Siddhaartha Auditorium Vijayawada on 12-9-2021.
September 13, 2021
Keynote address delivered on the 126th birthday celebration held at Vijaywada on 10-9-2021
September 11, 2021
Ruminating on the nuances of the moods and emotions of Krishnasastry in his film songs. Cover painting: Ramkinkar Vaiz on monsoon
July 29, 2021
Silaalolitha is a compilation of poems by Revathidevi. First brought out in book form by Vaddera Chandidas, in 1981. Now Armili Publications brought out a new imprint. Forty years after the first publication of the poetry, this talk tries to asses the impact of the book on post 80s Telugu poetry.
July 19, 2021
ఓ చెలీ నీ స్వభావమందొక్కకపుడు గాఢ ఝుంఝా మరుత్తరంగములు కలవు నీ యెద చలించు మలయాద్రినిభృత వాయు శీకరార్థము వానినోర్చెదను నేడు ఆషాడ ప్రథమ దివసం. భారతీయ భావుక కవిపరంపరకు పండగ రోజు. ఈ రోజే ప్రవాసి అయిన ఒక యక్షుడు తన విరహవేదనని ప్రియరాలికి సందేశం పంపడం కోసం మేఘాన్ని ప్రార్థించాడు. ఈ శుభోదయాన విశ్వనాథ ఖండకావ్యాలనుంచి కొన్ని ప్రేమగీతాల్ని మీతో పంచుకుంటున్నాను.
July 10, 2021
Viswanatha Satynarayana, a modern classicist wrote poems in romanticist tone in his earlier years. Some of those poems were compiled under the title 'Bhrasthayogi'. This talk is an attempt to recollect a few of those poems to appreciate how modern they are in their theme and composition.
July 09, 2021
Sharing a few thoughts and feelings on the poetry of Devarakonda Balagangadhar Tilak (1921-1966), commemorating his birth centenary.
July 06, 2021
Piradousi by Joshua
Sharing some thoughts on the long poem 'Piradousi' (1932) by a renowned Telugu Poet Gurram Joshua. The poem is about the great Persian poet Ferdowsi. It has four cantos. The first and last speak about the historical incident and the second and the third are the imagination of the poet and the raise questions about the relevance of poetry and the necessity of a poem.
July 04, 2021
My invitation to all my friends.
July 03, 2021