Déjà Vu AT MAADHYAM, SCMC PUNE

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Pune has offered me numerous occasions to showcase my poetry but the way my initial hesitation and doubt transitioned into an effortlessness of being on the stage where I started, made me feel like I’ve come a full circle, and this feeling goes unmatched.

While filmmaking is a passion that brought me to Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication, poetry has always been something really close to my heart. I have always channeled my interest in poetry in any work that I have done through the past three semesters pursuing the Bachelor in Mass Communication degree at this college.

SCMC has always prided itself with holding literary and cultural events and participating in Maadhyam in my first semester was the first time I gave a stage to my poems. Since then I have regularly participated in slam poetry events across the city of Pune and have found places and people to share my words with. Naturally, when Maadhyam happened in the third semester of my time at SCMC, I found myself on the stage. While the déjà vu was uncanny – a similar audience, the same adrenaline rush – there was a noticeable change within me. The ease and comfort that came with the stage enveloped me in the art form I truly admire.

Pune has offered me numerous occasions to showcase my poetry but the way my initial hesitation and doubt transitioned into an effortlessness of being on the stage where I started, made me feel like I’ve come a full circle, and this feeling goes unmatched. Seeing a crowd full of people cheering took me back to standing on the same stage a year ago at the same event but as a different person. Since then I can say that I have grown not just as a writer but also as a communicator.

The overwhelming feeling of winning Maadhyam 2018’s Slam Poetry event reinforced my interest in poetry and has given me the conviction to hopefully, bring together my passion of filmmaking and love for poetry together through the rest of my time at Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication.

Article by: Aditya Sinha (Batch of 2019)

Photograph by: Swaraj Sriwastav (Batch of 2018)