No I to rue nor Eye to cry…

‘Lack of alternative’ is never a good enough reason, to promote ANY ideology that divides, nay! Rips apart, peaceable communities to consolidate its rule! Religion is just as Political because in it’s organized form it’s also just about consolidating temporal &fiscal power through infiltration into our most vulnerable psychological and emotional zones with the need… Continue reading No I to rue nor Eye to cry…

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Aswatthama lives.

1985 We were standing at the Bakery junction just behind the campus where the better off amongst the designer students came alone or in select groups to gorge on buns at teatime. Freshly baked and still warm and soft, the baker slit them open swiftly and expertly with an extra sharp long thin knife roughly… Continue reading Aswatthama lives.

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A Beautiful Lie

“Can you help me find the zipper to this dress I’m wearing, please? If I could find it I would just unzip, take it off, leave it behind crumpled on the floor and simply vanish without a trace from this Earth… You see…there is nothing here to hold me anymore. I need at least one… Continue reading A Beautiful Lie

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“/swɒn/”

El Condor Pasa (If I could) [Simon &Garfunkel, first recorded, September 1970] I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail Yes I would, if I could, I surely would I’d rather be a hammer than a nail Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would (Chorus)Away, I’d rather sail away Like a swan… Continue reading “/swɒn/”

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The Soul Sings Solo*

First of all She is a Helmet. Designed for defense. To keep things out and not let things in. Right now She is empty. She doesn’t even have a Head to protect… which is Her form of loving. She cannot climb on her own on to the Head she loves. She has to wait till… Continue reading The Soul Sings Solo*

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Happy In-dependence Day!!!

A beloved friend sent me a Happy Independence Day Greeting this morning.I did not expect it at all from him and sent him a friendly though slightly irreverent & mildly uneasy Haha in return. Truth be told, August 15th has never been an occasion of eliciting any particularly special elation in me any year. Exception… Continue reading Happy In-dependence Day!!!

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A Bee is dead

Oh… I say looking at my morning watsapp messages. So he found a dead bee on the terrace of his house, a tiny rented place in the city’s outskirts.  Located in a small-time colony built on another one of this city’s many clogged arteries, the rents are relatively cheaper. A couple of decades ago this was… Continue reading A Bee is dead

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An evening concert with T M Krishna

What a totally awesome Artist! What an evening , TM Krishna!(@Kalikotta Palace, Tripunithura) 🙏❤️I stood there fumbling…Always as usual, here too I started off by sitting unfeelingly like a stone in front of music thinking…”oh I’ve heard it all before…”Then it got to me…Before I knew what was happening… There! It has taken me over… Continue reading An evening concert with T M Krishna

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