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Poet, cultural theorist, curator. Author of Jonahwhale; I, Lalla; Confluences. Alumnus: IWP (U of Iowa). Curator: India Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011.

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I think it's time we held multi-city mass rallies in solidarity with the locked down Kashmiris. Enough with the han… https://t.co/KtUZvfgOUW
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To ch… https://t.co/Zv0kYzSoyW
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote'Darwaza' in case of a Haveli, Fort or Village is not just the entry gate. It often has platforms for musicians to… https://t.co/o8MZV2c1iU
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote200 years ago - generations before combines! - Keats saw 'stubble plains', on a walk, and wrote 'To Autumn'. Delig… https://t.co/IryN3qrGR6
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote#Akbar's #Bridge over #Gomti,#Jaunpur, #Sharqi #Sultanate: http://t.co/H9LcDby9TE via @TheUrgeToWander @ambrin_hayat http://t.co/WZEU11iw8J
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote"The unusual form of the container is believed to be based on original animal skin flasks used by Hindu holy men or… https://t.co/8EtTdTLgi2
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote"This vessel with a coco-de-mer body in the form of a cow is known as a goumukhi and is used to hold and pour holy… https://t.co/NC7M1MvtcX
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteTwo Holy-Water Containers (Gourmukhi), Handles: raised royal cobras Spouts: sacred cow heads 1) Silver-Mounted Coc… https://t.co/m34ZaCKSWZ
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @Chemburstudio @MumbaiMetro3 Absolutely! It's amazing how the current dispensation reaches instantly for spin, snak… https://t.co/DbDeX0PPQXCreator / Consumer https://t.co/oV3RUUzkf9
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @iamrana @gulrayys @rekha_bhardwaj @DJLdistraction @AuteurPravesh @mazdaki A classic! @gulrayys @rekha_bhardwaj @ranjithoskote @DJLdistraction @AuteurPravesh @mazdaki Day 29: #30Days of posting cover o… https://t.co/IX4eSr4J9w
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteEchinodorus cordifolius, the spade-leaf sword or creeping burhead, an aquatic plant is beautifully flowering in… https://t.co/nRVP7JhzwA
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @lunaticleanwitt Alas, true... @gulrayys @rekha_bhardwaj @ranjithoskote @DJLdistraction @AuteurPravesh @mazdaki Day 30: #30Days of posting cover o… https://t.co/tLU3MqRHcA
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteAfter the 17 June uprising the Secretary of the Writers Union handed out leaflets on Stalinallee saying the people… https://t.co/Qx77K4AvhiEverywhere, all across the world, the government is in war with its people. 'Of the people, by the people, for the… https://t.co/SJmKFClTJv
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote“I would die before I used a gimmick. The thing in art is to find the correct form.” Lucy Ellmann being terrific. https://t.co/k8UeU8qd0U
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteDay 50: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/PjngR1ix4iDay 49: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/uSnDuvSHrnToday I visited a mountain ash I planted 16 years ago and which I hadn’t seen in 10 years. It was glorious. Tall an… https://t.co/lXZFDFLbWQ
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @DilliChat I absolutely agree! His work has been - and continues to be - such an inspiration.
9/19
2019
@DilliChat And thank you for pointing this out. I wish Twitter had an edit function. @saliltripathi @asanyfuleknow @SanSip @nilanjanaroy @karthikavk @vivekisms @NamitaGokhale_ @KothariRita 😂😂😂 @pervinsanghvi @saliltripathi @asanyfuleknow @MeherM You are very welcome! @JehangirJm @azeemax @ssharadmohhan Yes, that is sadly true - shared civilities, the cycle of seasonal activities,… https://t.co/obkJUB6q6j @chintan_connect @kirthijayakumar @TamanaSlathia @TheRedElephnt Chintan, all the very best for everything you do! @DesaiGytr Jogen-da is indeed one of our most distinguished artists - and also a cultural activist and institution-builder. @DesaiGytr Thank you so much! @pervinsanghvi @asanyfuleknow @saliltripathi @MeherM Super! That's lovely! @sunilbaboo You are very welcome 🙏🏻 @dpanikkar Yes, he was - but it doesn't quite come off, his response to Brueghel. Alas, at least not for me.Anyone endorsing violence, injustice as a corrective/retributive justice for past wrongs in an unending chain whic… https://t.co/aigbGEGmnI
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote(and here's what I'd been looking for: a well-loved, much annotated and gorgeous-to-behold 1909 edition of Meghadut… https://t.co/jYQ4oTMKH3
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskotestumbled across this while researching early printed eds of Kalidasa's Meghaduta, the digitized archive of the late… https://t.co/puNzo55dyn
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @dpanikkar Always beautiful, sad, deeply affecting... @ranjithoskote The full Bruegel. https://t.co/lVYJjW66uP
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @dpanikkar I've had deep affection for both the painting and the poem for a long time 😊 @dpanikkar "About suffering they were never wrong,/ the Old Masters..." @bsod_nams Gurubhyo namah 🙏🏻 @DilliChat Oops! There's some kind of autocorrect on my phone, which needs to be curbed!The Burning of the Khandava Forest. Approaches to Aguas Caliente, Perú. https://t.co/Kjr34cEDJk
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @DanHusain Danish, my deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. @dpanikkar ... while Icarus anachronistically makes splashdown? 😊Today is Dr Daya Krishna’s birth anniversary. He is one of the original thinkers, and most influential Indian Philo… https://t.co/7fWtfEU6aj
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @MayaramArvind An extraordinary thinker - he who showed us how many real discoveries are yet to be made in our robu… https://t.co/nQdhHkSWhF @indiartfestival @saliltripathi @asanyfuleknow @MeherM Yes, I remember that well 😊😊😊An exquisite, sumptuous, moving remembrance of A K Ramanujan by David Schulman. https://t.co/MsOuRwonIn
9/18
2019
"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteHave been listening to 'Wafadar Mouje' on a loop. "Karit poyd auliya avtaar Mouje": You gave birth to saints and av… https://t.co/hpdtZWk9zZKant never traveled more than 100 miles from Konigsberg but was cosmopolitan in his outlook. There are others who t… https://t.co/TsD2Eha5qV
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote“What times are these, in which / A conversation about trees is almost a crime / For in doing so we maintain our si… https://t.co/ypsLLiCUrz
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteCan’t figure out how to make an appointment @britishlibrary to see prints, drawings & photos in the Asian and Afric… https://t.co/wkaLV7nPcb
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @ndtv Inse kahiye bakwaas na karein - is desh se mohabbat aur lagaav hai is liye is desh ke anek-bhaashiyata se pre… https://t.co/5KorGlH7VG @asomputra 😂😂😂 @maniraopoem Mani, you are very welcome! It's a beautiful, fascinating, vital book. All the very best! @growingthinnah @asanyfuleknow @MeherM @saliltripathi This could be scribal error on my part 😊 I shall consult the… https://t.co/Ry3rLBUjt0 @ranjithoskote @asanyfuleknow @MeherM @saliltripathi Bole tena bor vechay.
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @growingthinnah @asanyfuleknow @MeherM @saliltripathi Exactly! Or 'chana veraai', as I've heard it from the Achaemenians of Gurjaradesa 😊A Painter of Pisaq. Perú. https://t.co/EQhfMCipWL
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteAfternoon Light. Salt Pans at Salinas de Maras, Perú. https://t.co/gzWqLEWENZ
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteJoin us this Thursday for a conversation w Himanshu Thakker, coordinator of the @Indian_Rivers project to discuss t… https://t.co/YF2NAwSrvx
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @bombaywallah @asanyfuleknow @MeherM @saliltripathi @growingthinnah True! @asanyfuleknow @MeherM @saliltripathi @growingthinnah Onward! @asanyfuleknow @MeherM @saliltripathi @growingthinnah Yes, across the many Gujarati-speaking communities, each brin… https://t.co/fy32uG6X7R @asanyfuleknow @saliltripathi @MeherM Since I'm in Kolkata now, I'm going to say: Paarfekt 😊 @ShampooChats @MeherM @asanyfuleknow @saliltripathi @growingthinnah That would be great, yes. @saliltripathi @asanyfuleknow @MeherM @growingthinnah Khari vaat cche 😊 @asanyfuleknow @saliltripathi @MeherM @growingthinnah I completely agree! Let's ask them to consider this. In a gen… https://t.co/Lg4WWfPa9K @asanyfuleknow @saliltripathi @MeherM 😂😂😂 Smita-ben na maara salaam kehjo! @samjourno123 @saliltripathi @asanyfuleknow @MeherM 😊😊😊My wife, who is Parsi, has a treasury of Parsi+Gujarati expressions. One, "laakh na baar hajaar karvaanu" is apt fo… https://t.co/XQslvNJxdw @KS1729 @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @JAJafri @mukhoty @katherineschof8 @DJLdistraction @UnamPillaihttps://t.co/XTvHlLS9Io @ranjithoskote @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @JAJafri @mukhoty @katherineschof8 @DJLdistraction @UnamPillaihttps://t.co/2hfAA7dFOU
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @ameytirodkar @Chemburstudio @poetrywala Wah! Brings back fantastic memories of Dilip - one of my most treasured on… https://t.co/2JBl9z3z9JDay 48. #मेरीपसन्दीदाकिताबोंकेकवर एकूण कविता २ by दिलीप पुरुषोत्तम चित्रे. Today is his b'dday. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/H2Yi0FQ7Gs
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @ranjithoskote @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @JAJafri @mukhoty @katherineschof8 @DJLdistraction @UnamPillaihttps://t.co/O4Ghg3JdrY
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @KS1729 @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @JAJafri @mukhoty @katherineschof8 @DJLdistraction @UnamPillaihttps://t.co/sWkVhQXWYn @KS1729 @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @JAJafri @mukhoty @katherineschof8 @DJLdistraction @UnamPillaihttps://t.co/hPOKmwuALHDay 48: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/100q3a7U4HDay 47: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/YmewZHXFjiThe two most destructive emotions with terrible karmic consequences are hatred and thirsting for revenge.
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote#Ghalib, #Iqbal, #faiz #MFHusain https://t.co/URML210PJH
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @DanHusain @vrajeshhirjee @TheHoshrubaRep @PrithviTheatre I've managed, stupidly, to miss #ChineseCoffee... and wil… https://t.co/Wj51jVGVbS @JehangirJm @azeemax How I miss the twang of the carder's bow, as he used to pass through the streets, announcing h… https://t.co/1mEfHH81yCThank you so much Mr.Nandy for all your support else ,i wouldn't have been able to exhibit these images at Jehangir… https://t.co/wVp4pbIbI7
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @asanyfuleknow Very, very true. A formative experience.The experience of seeing certain forms of art and media in black and white (like photography, cinema and television… https://t.co/qU3WtJzfjT
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9/17
2019
Thrilled to see BEETHOVEN VARIATIONS gleaming at me on Amazon, with kind and amazingly wonderful quotes from… https://t.co/M6VROXKYfN
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @srijanapiya17 Congratulations!Day 46: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/iyDhNtZ3vADay 45: #100Days of posting covers of books I love: 1 book a day for 100 days. #MyFavouriteBookshttps://t.co/dCBHRqv0ErBefore Tata Airlines was taken over by the government and rechristened Air India, they made cool route maps of Indi… https://t.co/7QEcfJTjUt
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteHindustan Park in #Kolkata was a neighborhood shaped through colonial politics of #urban aesthetics. Dotted with bo… https://t.co/38pseyG1mi
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteBoddhisatva Gandhara, 4thC Now in the Freer Gallery of Art https://t.co/zUj0TC2RpD
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @maniraopoem Splendid, dear Mani 😊Speaking Tree ran an extract from Living Mantra yesterday. Big smiley https://t.co/8SXRJyB21R
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @tanyatypes @SloganMurugan Wonderful! Thank you. @iamrana @gulrayys @film_worm @rekha_bhardwaj @PermanentBlack @bombaywalee @resolve_tension @dpanikkar @asomputra I… https://t.co/gvGsuJAgAw
9/16
2019
Trouble cooking: Kokum tree could become extinct by 2050 due to climate change via @htTweets हे गंभीर आहे, रातांबे… https://t.co/VYUXgQR0oY
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9/15
2019

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