Sumeet Grover serves as the Coordinator of Global Poetry. He is a member of TRANSCEND International, and Nonkilling Arts Research Committee (Center for Global Nonkilling). His works have been published by the World Poetry Society, United Press UK, BBCF Canada, and TRANSCEND Media Service. Grover's first book, Change: An Inner Transformation Leading to Human Triumph was published by Anthony Rowe in 2011.
He graduated with a BSc (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University with three scholarships, and then an MSc from The University of the West of England. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Jane Martin Poetry Prize, Cambridge.
At the end of the film, the parents of the murdered girl, Jyoti, offer profound hope by reflecting that their daughter's name means 'light' and that even in death, Jyoti ignited a light in her country that continues to burn because the people have vowed to protest, to press for justice and equality for women.
It narrates at least one hundred years of world history to remind us that in the multitude of global societies, one phenomenon repeats itself without fail: some people in positions of power direct the cultivation of society to be divorced from the reality of ordinary people
Having said that, empires are controversial, and they are never created to empower the occupied territories. In that respect, the Mughal legacy in India could be best seen in the advancement of the arts, architecture, culture and food.
Silent Grace is an award-winning 2004 film, directed by filmmaker Maeve Murphy. It documents a disturbing chapter of Northern Ireland's nonviolent dirty protests and hunger strikes by republican female prisoners in 1980 that were never made public.
Tamarind Mem, a Canadian bestseller novel from 1997, written by Indian-born is an infectious and unforgettable story of an extensively engaged childhood, family, identity, culture and its inherent oppression of women, narrated through genius storytelling.
The Nordic Light is a collection of poetry accompanied by photography, a seldom used combination, but a very impactful and much needed one. All of the poems in this book are contributions from historic or prominent Norwegian poets, with the exception of one Danish and one Finnish poet.
The word 'gay' has come to symbolise far too many images of people than what it originally meant. It has become one of the most offensively progressive terms in the English language, where it suggests much more than 'light-hearted and carefree' or simply suggesting the sexual orientation of some men.
From homicides to war, the human condition and homosexuality to great achievements, sex trafficking to acid-burning of women, the common thread running underneath these photographs, selected out of over 103,000 entries worldwide, is the deep seated human desire to live out a life of irrevocable dignity.
In the works on display, the art of portrait painting stands out as enduringly-defined and honed as the sharply exploited oil or acrylic paints that capture every fragment of people's faces, bodies and postures through unflinching detail.
Genesis, an unfathomable eight-year long work, that took the Brazilian documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado to 32 countries, explores the earth in the way it must have originated and the way its vast undiscovered stretches have remained untouched
The main exhibition room features stories of destruction of both Christian and Palestinian identities. On the walls, we have pictures of hate messages against Palestinian Christians in the form of vandalism of their ancestors' graves in a cemetery in Lod to the extent that skulls and bones are visible in open air.
In the stillness of photography there is drama, deceit, laughter, construction and questioning of utopia, assertive self-acceptance, manipulation of stories and finally emboldening of the creative and transformative capacity of oneself.
If I were to rename this film, I would call it 'It is my home; I won't leave it', an uncompromising message used by Sheikh Jarrah's people to hold nonviolent demonstrations against the illegal occupation and forced-eviction from their own homes.
On one hand, poetry of trauma offers the process of healing a psychologically wounded mind for those who have been subjected to mentally constricting and damaging behaviour from trusted relationships or even repeated exposure to violence. On the other hand, it needs caution if such poetry is widely promoted to a large audience, because in some of such works, the distinction between real and unreal can be diminished.
In merely seven objects dating between 13th to 21st first century, this exhibition captures volumes of beliefs, mythologies, monarchy, traditions and the poor as well as the riches of a nation where artistic craftsmanship, expression and their advancement was an integral part of society.