‘Monotony’ features in Rattle Magazine’s open mic

Please watch me read out my poem ‘Monotony’ along with other poets as part of Rattle Magazine’s (www.rattle.com) Poets Respond series in an open mic session. In this series, poets respond to news events as they occur across the world.

My poem was written in response to news reports that Bollywood celebrities are now doing household chores. I wanted to put the whole “pleasure” angle and romanticisation of the privileged performing domestic chores in perspective against the life of a woman (my mother) whose whole life was spent doing such work. Do listen!

Published by Vidya Venkat

Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at SOAS, London. Formerly, journalist at The Hindu, Chennai.

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