Postcards from the attic

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Literary and Artistic Keepsakes


AK Ramanujan

“Betray yourself totally in your writing.”

Mahadevi Verma

“As women neither do we have the time nor is it necessary to seek the world’s permission to snap the age old fetters we had willingly imposed on ourselves.”

Fahmida Riaz

“The furor dies down after a while. The poem lives on.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

Saadat Hasan Manto

“These are bitter things, but there is a shortage of sugar here otherwise I would have coated my words appropriately.”

About Daak

Daak is a collection of unknown stories, artworks and ideas from women and men who have shaped the Indian subcontinent’s cultural heritage. It is an attempt to curate and revive original artistic creations which are deeply profound, characteristically humourous and always, uniquely subcontinental. Our focus on this region and the past stems from the simple reason that our home base houses a vast treasure trove which has not yet been fully explored. We are as much readers as writers, and as much consumers as curators of these works. To us, “daak” evokes the lost art of letter-writing: a patient, deliberate and thoughtful exercise in articulating your most compelling thoughts for your reader. This project is our way of sending out letters to all the people who, like us, are looking for something interesting and meaningful to read. Sign up for our weekly newsletters or explore our blog to learn more!