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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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This is wonderful! My thanks to Varsha @EarlyModernDoc and @zafaranjum and, the great enabler, @asrefskou. And reme… https://t.co/lfpMLNgnVw
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Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @DanHusain Danish, it is we who are honoured by your presence in our new digital pavilion - thank you so much for c… https://t.co/co14OoQsWA“ we will NOT be dark!!” #prithvitheatre https://t.co/naUi6clU6e
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteThe Milky Way and Venus over Uluru I captured this photo on an an amazing adventure to the heart of Australia to… https://t.co/CV18VT0Vbh
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @dinesh2sinha Such a relief. Thank you for writing in, Dinesh-ji. @EvolveLeadLove We are indeed living through apocalyptic times! @nidia_sl @GreaterBombay It's a masterpiece of mixed messaging, in total disregard for the power (or otherwise) of… https://t.co/NmVh5XEKVF @crossmansusanna Ah, have to get this! @EvolveLeadLove Qasim-sahab, that is so good to hear! Thank Heavens! @MeherM @ShernaKhambatta @scroll_in Meher, thank you so much!Tomorrow, Saturday: 4 July - at 6 pm - PEN@Prithvi presents @DanHusain Danish Husain, poet, storyteller, actor and… https://t.co/4OR6kg6aLn @prempanicker 🙏🙏🙏 @swarraj @scroll_in @arunava @tajmahalfoxtrot Thank you! 🙏🙏🙏 @nirupamakotru Thank God! @nidia_sl @GreaterBombay Thank you for sharing this! 😊 Alas, I'm afraid I'm with those who believe that this new logo is a non-starter. @Pravasi101 @scroll_in @arunava @tajmahalfoxtrot Thank you so much!Friends in Delhi, I trust all of you are safe! Scary news of an earthquake in the Delhi-NCR earlier this evening. @EvolveLeadLove Oh no! Please stay safe! @ShernaKhambatta @scroll_in Thank you! @asanyfuleknow @scroll_in @arunava @tajmahalfoxtrot 🖖🖖🖖Five of my recent poems - written during the tumultuous events of last year - have just been published in the Books… https://t.co/DE9saxpxju‘Hand on the placard, fist around the stone’: Five #poems by @ranjithoskote viewing a ‘nation’s fate’… https://t.co/dU33SU5jkN
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @ShernaKhambatta @scroll_in Sherna, thank you so much for sharing my poems! @anupamaraju @ShampooChats Thank you so much, dear Anupama! @anupamaraju Ja, ein schönes Buch - sowohl die Bindung als auch den Inhalt 😊One of my favourite books of poems, Robert Hass' *Praise*. I bought this edition, published by the Ecco Press in 19… https://t.co/K5ihWkUMkYThis is for Indian journalists who've lost their jobs. If any of you consider freelancing, @BhavyaDore and I will b… https://t.co/hN94lpCEct
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote"It’s easy to be dazzled by old cities, which carry the monumental weight of their kaleidoscopic pasts. But what of… https://t.co/zWwSnmNfja
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @quizzicalguy Mani, you're very welcome. Dr Kaul was a very special person, and we will miss him.On former IIC chief librarian Dr H K Kaul's passing, those whose lives he touched remember him as a man who achieve… https://t.co/jn9IgETYaL
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @vinita65 Yes, alas.The stellar opening to HarperCollins and JLF Words Are Bridges @JLFLitfest @HarperCollinsIN @Udayanmitra65https://t.co/aiSJiLKGKV
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote"Every language practises a kind of monopoly over its dialects and sub-dialects. So when I use a local word, I enab… https://t.co/HpL8n78C20 @magistrabeck Melissa, my goodness, I am shocked; this is so unbelievably shattering. Please accept my deepest cond… https://t.co/LyqW5hs9qV @barunghosh @rangan_datta @nuts2406 @MiniMenon @MayaramArvind @Shujaat_Mirza @Kieran_drake @ghosh_gopali Absolutely! 👍👍👍 @NamitaGokhale_ Namita, thank you! It was a real pleasure, and a privilege!In 2014, the legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser - who passed on a few days ago - designed a campaign about gl… https://t.co/9gWRREqkfrRIP Milton Glaser, the legendary graphic designer whose 'I ❤ NY' logo has passed into global popular culture. He wi… https://t.co/ww7NnK28ArHermann Hesse on solitude, the value of hardship, and the courage to be yourself — “Solitude is not chosen, any mor… https://t.co/KVSD73mWl9
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7/3
2020
I thoroughly enjoyed having a conversation, under the aegis of @JLFLitfest, with my friend Sampurna Chattarji… https://t.co/dyVgnPWh4G @Atmaprajnananda @elisa_freschi In this emancipatory spirit of giving and receiving knowledge, J Krishnamurti: "You… https://t.co/e9ZfnpQImS @rekha_bhardwaj @VBMusicLabel @VishalBhardwaj @aasmaanbhardwaj @tarsame @Mann012 @devansh93 Wonderful! Bahut mubarak! 💐💐💐Yeh huee na baat ! Wah ! https://t.co/TgQvs8LAYN
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @albyjohnV @pervinsanghvi God bless them all! @abrqasid @dineshmahajan4 @Munaf_Ali @Hamsheera1 @ShawazK39574555 @fazlabas @SyedAsg40342647 @Margrtmacwan @mykhyd @kssirone @iamrana Wah! @Atmaprajnananda @elisa_freschi Sadhu! Sadhu! @dineshmahajan4 @Munaf_Ali @Hamsheera1 @ShawazK39574555 @fazlabas @abrqasid @SyedAsg40342647 @Margrtmacwan @mykhyd @kssirone @iamrana Aah! @tabish_khair Der aye, 'door ast' aye... @shirley_abraham @amitmadheshiya @TheAcademy It's wonderful to follow your and Amit's journeys, dear Shirley! Yes,… https://t.co/QwQ1BpNtTx @elisa_freschi It's a redemptive view to take, especially in the current political circumstances, when empty and rh… https://t.co/Iv520OKDVV @elisa_freschi This is my own view, set in sharp contradistinction to the Brahminical requirements for adhikara tha… https://t.co/4tYWSfDlSbThose who missed *Translating Joy* can catch it here: https://t.co/0u1HsmBBJg thanks to @JaipurLitFesthttps://t.co/O1ilTloPXM
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @elisa_freschi Adhikara comes from scholarly mastery over a discipline and the graces of learning - not from happen… https://t.co/s4oKu5vnWh @GreaterBombay Astonishing, given how crucial the gold rush that flourished through the second half of the 19th cen… https://t.co/zYGeE6ycEh @Pravasi101 Wah!250 years before Daler Mehndi ever said 'tunak tunak tun', Mughal Emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur said 'tanakī tanak'. https://t.co/wudJeNTldq
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @amitmadheshiya @TheAcademy @shirley_abraham All the very best, Amit, always! 😊😊😊 @GreaterBombay Ain't it? @amitmadheshiya @TheAcademy @shirley_abraham Many many congratulations to you and Shirley, dear Amit, on this splen… https://t.co/T4MekGYWoQ @SanjoyRoyTWA @ShampooChats @JaipurLitFest @HarperCollinsIN @TeamworkArts Sanjoy, thank you! It's been a very special pleasure!Thank you @ShampooChats and @ranjithoskote for launching our new series #WordsAreBridges with that wonderfully evo… https://t.co/rW1PHuGCvL
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @Nik_Inamdar It was indeed a fascinating life! And, as you say, deserves to be turned into a biopic. @Atmaprajnananda Well, it is one of the eight languages in which I have varying degrees of competence 😊 @asanyfuleknow Yes, I remember that! And yes, I had poems in all the early Kaul anthologies, the first seven editio… https://t.co/YTydiHmSg1 @PriyaChabria It is truly a classic, a film for all time. @Nik_Inamdar >> and then, was re-discovered by Prabhat when he was cast as Tukaram. In quick succession, he played… https://t.co/LjoaHsazhm @Nik_Inamdar Pagnis had a most intriguing career, all conducted within the short span of 51 years, which is how old… https://t.co/F3sKJBJoRy @SanSip Superb!Vern Rutsala on how we get by. https://t.co/VYonxoVeyF
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskotePoorly designed, badly enforced policies to promote tree plantations not only waste public money but also release m… https://t.co/qSZkUnR7Xz
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteMy whole self is wrapped up in this piece. Please read, please be kind. I find the scripting of my emotions to be v… https://t.co/PkhLP60QYX
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteHow inbreeding is ruining India’s academics: Former Delhi University VC @DineshSinghEDU Panjab University, MS Uni… https://t.co/2T3R0ZG13D
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7/2
2020
@asanyfuleknow Yes, indeed! @PriyaChabria 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 @radhikabordia @PenguinIndia And here we are: https://t.co/UUfX883bfd @tabish_khair @BritishCouncil @SrilataKrishnan Tabish, you're absolutely right - it was a formative contribution. T… https://t.co/DSWHr3mbJG @radhikabordia Just once, actually. I wrote about a 1994 journey to Dehu with Dilip, in an essay, 'A Climatic Condi… https://t.co/VVbjXYmRx3On Ashadhi Ekadashi: Vishnupant Pagnis - playing the title role in Prabhat's legendary *Sant Tukaram* (1936) - sing… https://t.co/SBuXrWm8mk @radhikabordia Yes, the Wari was a key experience in Dilip's world-view - the participation mystique, cutting acros… https://t.co/vqgkYxziCw @nirupamakotru @ManMohini2 @amitabhmattoo I completely understand what you are feeling, dear Nirupama. @ManMohini2 Brutalised is the exact word. Not a shred of compassion. "O Judgement! Thou art fled to brutish beasts,… https://t.co/xIvKjLulQz @priyankasacheti Such a wonderful memory to have! Yes, he was the embodiment of generosity of spirit, curious about… https://t.co/Cc6edtB2zD @shirley_abraham @TheAcademy Shirley, many many congratulations on this well deserved and super-prestigious accolade! @Shujaat_Mirza @kazhugan @hragv @rekha_bhardwaj @hashiyaarai @GhantaGuy @CViraraghavan You pierce to the heart of the present moment.#Ban A poem https://t.co/uU6xCYCwy1
Retweeted by Ranjit Hoskote @amitamembal Dilip Chitre, *Says Tuka*, published by @poetrywala - please contact the publishers, Hemant & Smruti D… https://t.co/QTTcgSq2TF>> H K Kaul instituted this competition in 1988 with support from @BritishCouncil India. The roster of First Prize… https://t.co/jOMmYA0NmZH K Kaul was a quiet champion of literature, learning, poetry and translation. He never sought the limelight. The A… https://t.co/UtOYXoFWrxI am deeply grieved by the news that Dr H K Kaul is no more with us. So many memories of his quiet, tireless work i… https://t.co/jZiFcSMcKE @amitabhmattoo Oh my God, no! This can't be! I was thinking of calling him up a few days ago, as I was looking over… https://t.co/bAe0ifx5Xr @airuhairu Well, both Dilip and Arun translated Tukaram; both were stellar bilingual poets in Marathi and English,… https://t.co/65OxjHLcor @airuhairu Dilip Chitre was indeed a very fine poet. About Jejuri, that was Dilip's friend and contemporary, Arun K… https://t.co/9dEoMteSMF @rameshfilms Absolutely! @SkendhaSingh Dilip Chitre, *Says Tuka*, published by @poetrywala . https://t.co/UwpmmvkABA @dp_satish @__Vyshak__ As it happens, Mögling translated the Vaishnava saint-poets Purandaradasa and Kanakadasa int… https://t.co/pB0zmzqqglMy grandfather was the first Mangalorean to start a Konkani weekly in Bombay, in 1948. The next year George Fernand… https://t.co/Dgcs6gwFuK
Retweeted by Ranjit HoskoteOn this auspicious day of Ashadhi Ekadashi, the post brought me *Horses of the Sun*, the book based on the large-sc… https://t.co/4bNqvDosPrOn Ashadhi Ekadashi, I think of Dilip Chitre: poet, translator, editor, essayist - it was a privilege to have known… https://t.co/UJDRmYL9C8Translating Joy, Thursday 2 July, at 7 pm on Jaipur Literature Festival Words are Bridges, in partnership with… https://t.co/kIUKhD3iOm
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7/1
2020

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