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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
Now that I have your attention this post is about doggy puppies and has nothing to do with the #NotMyPresident movement. Sorry to disappoint and betray. You may now leave this blog and never return. Or you may read about this cute pup that I saw today. An ivory-white, helpless little thing, it was not one-month-old and trying to sniff its way around the pavement. Near it stood two mothers whose toddlers ran helter-skelter. The kids were excited beyond their wits upon sighting the pup but the mothers’ eyes held a different fascinating gaze. Almost as if they empathised. Maybe they did, I didn’t ask them. It’s a fascinating concept, the circle of life. Do you think the pup’s mother and the toddlers’ mothers would bond in a manner different to the usual man-dog way? I think they would. Continue reading “Trump Is Not The President”
Where is ‘life’ going? What is its meaning? The word is pregnant with connotations far beyond our comprehension. Its comprising entities are unaware of the frailty of their existence. The perseverance to stay alive puts them in a state of uncouth disregard for the nature of being. Blind impulses seek to control the treasures of this universe.
Do humans really crave domination? Regardless of the desire to dominate another or be dominated? Do we truly seek knowledge over ignorance? Or do we subconsciously seek regulators of discovery who will reveal the truth at a pace that can control mass hysteria. Continue reading “Augmented Evolution”
Today is my 21st day in Bombay. I cried inside a church though I am not religious. I am a humanitarian who shifted from Delhi to Bombay in pursuit of my dreams, just like hundreds of actors before me who came here to achieve their goals. I shed tears due not to sorrow, failure or sadness but courage. I feel proud that I have the strength to pursue what I love. I feel grateful for everything that is helping me. Continue reading “21 Days In Bombay – Feature”