Sumeet Grover
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.

Entries by Sumeet Grover

Film Review: Taking Stock

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2015 | (00:32)

Taking Stock is a new comedy-drama film by award-winning filmmaker Maeve Murphy. I attended its pre-release screening. This independent film, shot in London, is aesthetically appealing and beautifully directed with attractive performances, notably by the lead actress Kelly Brook and by Scot Williams. The film epitomises...

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Book Review: Love and Resistance by Theresa Wolfwood

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2015 | (12:55)

The poems by Theresa Wolfwood in Love and Resistance (ISBN 9780993031502) are an historic contribution to our art of poetry, which is denied a place in the mainstream discourse on human conflicts, social justice, poverty and the bombing of civilians globally in the name of national security. I...

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India's Daughter: From Nonviolent Demonstrations to People's Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted 9 March 2015 | (19:22)

The agitated people of a nation mourn, weep, protest and question the heinous rape and murder of a young woman, Jyoti Singh, whilst life in its many manifestations continues in slums, urban homes, courts of laws, prisons, chaotic streets, local bazaars and up-market shopping centres. Jyoti's poverty stricken father recalls...

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Chilean Art of Civil Disobedience: Review From V&A, London

(0) Comments | Posted 27 September 2014 | (11:57)

The Disobedient Objects exhibition is on display at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum, London, until 1st February 2015. 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...

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Concert Review: Anoushka Shankar at The Royal Festival Hall

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2014 | (02:44)

On Friday, 23 May 2014, Anoushka Shankar, a Grammy-nominated Indian Sitar player performed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, to a fully occupied audience of around nine hundred. The genre of her music is Indian classical, crossed over with western music, which is played by the members of her band....

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Bristol Museum: Remembering the British Empire in India

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2014 | (17:32)

As we enter the Bristol Museum, just opposite the reception desk, a grand painting, 289.8 x 366 cm in size, hangs on the wall. It is so precise in detail that at first, all I could admire was the generosity of Mughal architecture at Delhi's Jama Masjid (or Friday Mosque)....

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Silent Grace: A Film Review

(0) Comments | Posted 9 March 2014 | (12:17)

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. Whilst it were the male prisoners, greater in numbers who carried out large-scale...

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Book Review: Tamarind Mem

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2014 | (19:17)

Tamarind Mem, a Canadian bestseller novel from 1997, written by Indian-born Anita Rau Badami is an infectious and unforgettable story of an extensively engaged childhood, family, identity, culture and its inherent oppression of women, narrated through genius storytelling. Meshed deep inside the heart of this story...

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Poetry Review: The Nordic Light

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2014 | (18:57)

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 book...

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Some People Are Gay: How Do We Get Over It?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2013 | (23:15)

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....

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Exhibition Review: World Press Photo 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2013 | (15:59)

The World Press Photo 2013 exhibition, currently on display at London's Southbank Centre is a tribute to a diverse global civilisation pre-occupied with ceaseless challenges, chaos, celebration and reflection. From homicides to war, the human condition and homosexuality to great achievements, sex trafficking to acid-burning of women, the...

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Art Review: BP Portrait Award 2013

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2013 | (18:00)

The Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery London is in its thirty-fourth year, and twenty-fourth year of generous sponsorship by BP, hence the title 'BP Portrait Award'. Fifty-five of the most outstanding entries, including the winning portraits, from this international competition are currently...

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Genesis by Sebastião Salgado: Exhibition Review

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2013 | (17:36)

Our tiny planet earth incessantly spins; some times as we are stood, we are hanging outwards to the southern universe and pulled upwards by earth's stern fatherly gravity, whilst at other times we are perhaps pointing westwards, eastwards or we never know in which direction of the galaxy. Yet, we...

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Documentary Review - Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2013 | (16:46)

'Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain', a documentary produced by Survival International, is a record of the multi-billion pounds FTSE 100-listed British mining giant Vedanta Resources Plc with its ambitions to destroy the breathtaking beauty, culture, forests and tribal life of the Niyamgiri Hills...

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40 Days: Art Exhibition Review

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2013 | (00:58)

On Friday, 12th April, the A.M. Qattan Foundation in London opened doors to a free art exhibition titled '40 Days', created by an Israeli-Palestinian artist, Dor Guez. Guez has used photography archives and documentary film-making as means to capture the history, endurance and presence of the Palestinian-Christian community...

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Focal Points: Art and Photography Exhibition Review

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2013 | (00:12)

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. When the paradox of stillness yet questioning of perception is allowed to cultivate, photography turns into art and ceases...

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My Neighbourhood: An Israel-Palestine Documentary Review

(0) Comments | Posted 30 March 2013 | (05:11)

My Neighbourhood is a short documentary film that records four different stories at crossroads between Israeli West Jerusalem and the occupied Palestinian town of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. It is not the sole Palestinian town to be occupied by Israel against international laws; it is the two...

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Our World Is Not Black and White: A Poetry Book Review

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2013 | (02:44)

The phrase 'poetry of trauma' may come as a surprise to many, given that poetry as an art-form struggles to be offered large-scale commercial attention and therefore a lot of very honed ordinary thinkers preserve their work within notebooks kept inside their old wooden chests. It also comes across as...

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Art From Iran Exhibition: A Review from Edinburgh

(0) Comments | Posted 7 March 2013 | (22:54)

The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, has brought home the nostalgic story of an historic and culturally rich civilisation through the 'Art from Iran' exhibition. In merely seven objects dating between 13th to 21st first century, this exhibition captures volumes of beliefs, mythologies, monarchy, traditions and the poor...

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Dylan Thomas: The Man & Myth Exhibition at Swansea

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2013 | (17:44)

The Dylan Thomas Centre is located about ten minutes walk from the wide-stretched Swansea bay where the colours of sunset leak into the sea currents, which can be spotted in regular extravagance as waves rush across to the edges of the beach. The centre houses a permanent exhibition...

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