The Printing Machine | Kalki Koechlin | Unblushed

Kalki Koechlin performs a self written poem titled 'The Printing Machine', a rhythmic and scathing satire against daily broadsheets, magazines, social media and textbooks.

The Printing Machine | Kalki Koechlin | Unblushed

Kalki Koechlin performs a self written poem titled 'The Printing Machine': a rhythmic and scathing satire against daily broadsheets, magazines, social media and textbooks. Probably one of the most stirring invective against a culture that maybe going morally numb, one newspaper edition at a time. 

This powerful piece with its rising crescendo reveals the hollow and robotic production, and consumption of news by a generation blinded by its vulgar hunger for juicy headlines. With women's empowerment at the core, she alludes to events that shook the nation, and also to those that were equally gruesome but got replaced by beauty advertisements and our apathy.

"Chrr tak tak taka daka tak chree... goes the steady printing machine,"

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