January 16, 2021

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JLF: Jaipur Literature Festival: Social media is a disease

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C P Surendran: “Writing, in all its forms, is a highly neurotic activity. There is an undercurrent of anger and marginalisation that find expression in writing.” – DNA

Few people know that Paresh Barua, the chief of the separatist group ULFA, is also a poet. But apparently, once, when a poet had published a verse missive in an Assamese literary journal asking what Baruah thought freedom was, he chose to reply in verse that he too was a poet dreaming of freedom but since it wasn’t time yet to give up the gun, he’d chosen it over the pen.

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