Articles by Sumeet Grover

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Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Apr 2018

Milk and Honey, by the Indian-Canadian poet Rupi Kaur, is about love and loss; and it is also about the very uncomfortable subject of abuse.

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Effigies
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jan 2018

Effigies is a collection of drawings by Syrian artist Lawand, accompanied by poems which were composed by the British poet Pascale Petit in response to these images. Even the verbal realm into which Petit’s poems take us has the language of some other world; such is the appeal of her words.

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The Jungian Analyst
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2017

Too much of herself in that
sitting room:
lines etched on a bronze metal painting;

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Tomorrow
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jul 2017

You can see him all day
asking for change: coins enough
to take him away from this wet
street of London.

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Oona’s Mum
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2016

– What is that philosophy book you were reading?
Have you written something new? Five days
I didn’t hear a word… what about your local
peace group? Be gentle, do not criticise them,
they will realise one day –

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In Search of Work
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jun 2016

She came dressed in a mustard suit
with daffodils printed in turquoise
and magenta; her long scarf woven
in her plait so she doesn’t forget it in the …

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Buddhist Fanaticism: I Rejected It
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2016

Recently an article appeared on the Guardian UK where a former Christian, a Jew and a Muslim wrote about quitting religion because they realised they were made to cultivate false beliefs about themselves and others. My story is about quitting the largest Buddhist organisation in the UK to reject fanaticism and the insult of diversity.

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Forgotten
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2015

For the Dalit People of India

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Love and Resistance by Theresa Wolfwood
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2015

The poems by Theresa Wolfwood in ‘Love and Resistance’ 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.

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Book Review: Love and Resistance, by Theresa Wolfwood
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2015

Her poems at times are so powerful that if they were printed in the next morning’s newspapers in some parts of the world, civil disobedience movements would rally to press for justice.

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India’s Daughter: From Nonviolent Demonstrations to People’s Revolution
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Mar 2015

‘India’s Daughter’ invokes, rather than provokes, the ideas and sentiments for people to change their views of women; it is just another signpost in India’s quest for true equality and liberty. In the end, there is no revolution that surpasses a revolution in the hearts and minds of individuals themselves.

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Kamikaze
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Feb 2015

they win every war, even when
they explode babies and grandmothers,
whilst their tanks play songs, inspire them,
“kill the motherf**, kill…!”

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Chilean Art of Civil Disobedience: Review from V&A, London
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Sep 2014

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

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Concert Review: Anoushka Shankar at The Royal Festival Hall, London
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 May 2014

The genre of Shankar’s music has roots in ancient Hindu philosophy and Indian culture, but her compositions, positioned in the twenty-first century world, astonishingly connect the inner microcosm of the individual to the expansive macrocosm of the universe.

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Bristol Museum: Remembering the British Empire in India
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Apr 2014

Exhibiting this painting in the present-day goes against the art for a culture of peace, and glorifies a ‘culture of occupation’. For this reason alone, I would urge the Bristol Museum to decommission this painting. The British Empire was culturally, morally and economically deteriorative to India than being a ‘force for good’.

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Silent Grace: A Film Review
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Mar 2014

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.

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Tamarind Mem
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Feb 2014

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.

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The Nordic Light – A Poetry Review
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2014

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 are contributions from historic or prominent Norwegian poets, with the exception of one Danish and one Finnish poet.

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Invisible Borders
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jan 2014

For Aya, my friend from Israel.
How can I forget
the words we have exchanged?

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World Press Photo 2013: Exhibition Review
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Dec 2013

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.

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Some People Are Gay: How Do We Get Over It?
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2013

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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Some People Are Gay: How Do We Get Over It?
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2013

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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Daybreak Train
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2013

For Connor, an uncared boy who chose life.

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House Arrest
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Sep 2013

For Indian women who live an occupied life under marriages of honour.

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Art Review: BP Portrait Award 2013
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Aug 2013

Fifty-five of the most outstanding entries, including the winning portraits, from this international competition are currently on exhibit from 20 Jun to 15 Sept 2013. During the judging process, none of the entries received from seventy-seven countries were tagged with the artists’ nationality as a measure of equality, and this ethic is also evident in the exhibit.

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Iron Wings
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jul 2013

For the residents of London Hounslow who live under constant pollution of Heathrow flight path.

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Tears in Taksim Square
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2013

For the protesters of Taksim square.

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Genesis, by Sebastião Salgado: Exhibition Review
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 May 2013

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. It asks us, the humans, to question our view of this world and our relationship with this fragile planet that is powerful enough to create, sustain as well as destroy.

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Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2013

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 located in eastern India in order to mine millions of tons of bauxite from these hills to produce aluminium.

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40 Days: Art Exhibition Review
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Apr 2013

On Friday, 12th April 2013, 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 within the Israeli city of Lod, which was previously known by its Arabic name of Al-Lydd.

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My Neighbourhood: An Israel-Palestine Documentary
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Apr 2013

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. If I were to rename this film, I would call it ‘It is my home; I won’t leave it.’

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Art from Iran Exhibition: A Review from Edinburgh
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Mar 2013

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.

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Christmas
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Dec 2012

Tinsel around the house
And the fireplace is warm, …

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They Are Hearing Us
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2012

For the people of Iran who live under Internet and telephone censorship.

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Banned
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2012

Dedicated to the freedom and dignity of young men who choose to have boyfriends.

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Ayesha Was Killed
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Aug 2012

Dedicated to the young men and women executed in Iran for supporting human rights and democracy.

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Time Clock of Mind
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Aug 2012

For the young men who have been victims of physical abuse, and experienced inner trauma.

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Woman with No Gold
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jul 2012

For the Poverty-Stricken Women in India Who Work as Domestic Maids

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Recession Breaks In
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2012

Recession breaks in
grey bar charts in a row fall down
as do computer monitors, file cabinets and screams
from window of sky-high building
like someone threw up after ugly reality;

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The Hidden Face of Indian Democracy
Sumeet Grover - The Huffington Post, 23 Apr 2012

Every day the police beat some of these non-violent protesters, file legal cases against shop-keepers for not opening their shops in protest, and force fishermen to go by the sea to send out a message of normalism to the world. Meanwhile, hundreds still remain arrested for demanding transparency and democratic involvement, and the government has filed legal cases of “waging a war against the State” against its non-violent leaders. Is this not déjà vu? China or Burma?

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Elections Long Over in Koodankulam
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Apr 2012

In support of ‘people of Koodakulam’ whose voices and rights have been suppressed.

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Rang de Basanti (Colour My Saffron)
Sumeet Grover – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2012

In support of ‘people of Koodakulam’ whose voices and rights have been suppressed.

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