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To Dance, Live, Laugh and Love!

These thoughts, I know, are important. They need to be recorded. But they are thought so fast that I don’t what I’ve been thinking before another barrage hits the first and I am left reeling in a mess of confusing ideas. There are days when the world seems bright and sunny, when life comes easy as pie but every now and then there is a dark spell.

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Complete Your Lies

All of nature’s delights cannot provide the gentle calm of a lover’s embrace. There has never existed a simpler gesture which is more emphatic than a hug. There has also never existed a void larger than the distance between two estranged lovers. Try reaching someone who sits right next to you and is miles away at the same time. It may take no more than a swift swipe of fate to chop a whole into halves.

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Write Until i Think

More than a few months have passed since that night which was so desolate an affair as to be voiceless in a sea of thoughts. The swarm of thoughts that came to me swayed as if a storm was up and about, battering them with a torrential downpour of ideas that resonated with the words “If Only”. Voices talked about my fear and the accompanying frustration. I wanted to capture time and erase painful memories that stirred up a rage powered by a hundred-and-one repressed emotions and unremembered misdeeds. The most hurtful prose ever written was bursting at its seams in my mind as I fantasised writing word after word, idiom after idiom of savage nothings… Continue reading “Write Until i Think”

Do Chimps Look At The Moon?

Or do they dream about bananas all night? Or for that matter, do they ever wonder why us humans don’t walk on all fours all the time? The question is not speciesist in nature. Think of it as peeking at the grass on the other side. Continue reading “Do Chimps Look At The Moon?”

Goodbye For Now

Eulogies were inscribed today. Eulogies not of people but of jobs. Inscribed not on parchment but in memories. Praises were sung and advice was shared. Moments of joy were relived amid a gathering of colleagues who came to say goodbye. Today we bade farewell to a colleague whose career path led her to a different walk of life. Continue reading “Goodbye For Now”

The Language Of Legs

Dogs. We’ve experienced their uncanny ability to sense things before they happen. From earthquakes to your arrival back home, dogs can predict it all, even if only by a few minutes at best. It might not be commonly known but dogs don’t use verbal language as primary cues to understand what you are saying. It all comes from a grasp on body language and relating your facial expression with expected behaviour. Continue reading “The Language Of Legs”

Surrendering My Light

The beacon which emanates with fervour from

The depths of my bosom,

 

I relinquish my hold upon it;

Abdicate my strings to you. Continue reading “Surrendering My Light”

जब भी उतरोगे तुम पहाड़ों से

जब भी उतरोगे तुम पहाड़ों से
नीचे बहते ब्यास के कंडे
एक पत्थर मिलेगा पानी में
जी करे तो उठा के रख लेना
टूट कर मैं गिरा था चोटी से!

-गुलज़ार

The Horrors In Our Waste Pits

Climate change has been voted as the number one challenge humanity faces but very few of us understand what’s really going on. After all, how does one visualise a global temperature rise of one degree celsius? The folks who can really tell you the nitty-gritty version of the story tread the Tundra year after year measuring the effects of climate change on receding glaciers, cracking icebergs and retreating polar bears.  Continue reading “The Horrors In Our Waste Pits”

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