Book: Everything Begins Elsewhere
Author: Tishani Doshi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: Rs 299
Poetry is everywhere, but heres where good poetry is. Its Tishani Doshi, so youd expect no less anyway. From talking about that woman we all dread becoming that woman who spreads her legs, who is beaten, who cannot hold her grief or drink to learning mudras in Bhutan, seeing old age take over her folks and facing a lost lover while cutting broccoli on a Sunday afternoon she shares much detail in few words, many emotions. Its not a mausoleum of personal losses or a lesson book of lifes teachings as many a put-away poem book is; this ones about finding a stirring something in everything ordinary you come across from a dogs bark in the valley to Maheshwari Snacks in Madras to cacti in coitus, the simple universal dream of family, and toy fishermen dusted off dads collection. None of it is heavy, verbose, preachy or prudish its the kind that makes for a great mini-escape for mornings in the Metro.