City · language · siraiki · Uncategorized

The legacy of ‘Siraiki’ – a language of harmony and peace

By – Dr. J.C. Batra You would have swayed in rhythm with poetry of  Abida Parveen, without realizing that she is reciting Siraiki Kafi! One of the marker of a civilisation is the ‘language’ it produces. It is through this language that the civilisation continues, expressing itself in everyday activities, folk, culture, poetry and celebrations!!… Continue reading The legacy of ‘Siraiki’ – a language of harmony and peace

City · language · poetry

Meeting an Old Friend

Of losing a language to metropolitantra and it’s strange re-entry. By – Shriti K Tyagi I open windows. One after another. Panama papers.Citizens.Rape. Sedition. Reasonable Restrictions. DeshBhakt. Presstitues. Sickulars. Modi. Surgical Strikes. Trump. Syria. And somehow I land up reading two essays on language. They must have left an impact because I wake up at an… Continue reading Meeting an Old Friend

City · Habitat III

Addressing Rurbanising Realities in the New Urban Agenda

Sehreeti was invited to participate  at the National Consultation on Civil Society Contribution to Habitat III, held at JNU, Delhi on 10 October 2016. Nidhi Batra of Sehreeti, spoke about issues of ‘urban-rural dichotomy’ in respect to South Asian Context. Attached is the paper: Urbanisation has almost become synonymous with development. This developmental process comes… Continue reading Addressing Rurbanising Realities in the New Urban Agenda