Sky

An abstraction. Untouchable Unfathomable Immense Blue, grey, black, white,yellow, pink, orange, gold… It’s one of the perks of being an earthling… you can have your own sky. Looking, gazing and wondering at it’s seamless expanse. These months of lockdown have given me several beautiful days of beautiful skies. Every time I look outwards, the endless […]

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No conflict…

Times are tough and tricky. There is more dislike fuelled by conflict of ideas than pathology. Pathology of dislike? Like having a strong, uncontrollable blanket hate/ dislike or antipathy towards a certain people or person coloured by years of grounding or feeding of bytes of hate. We do wonder why Israel and Palestine can’t settle […]

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Dear Prime Minister

“I have failed”…said a doctor when he could not save his dear brother as Covid continues marauding and ravaging lives in my country… Lofty talks of oxygen plants being set up, oxygen trains shuttling between states and provinces, world coming with medical aid to our doorstep while we continue with the ugly dance of democracy […]

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I send prayers…

This fortnight has been emotionally testing for most of us in my country as the second wave of the Covid Pandemic has decided to ravage and roar… Someone or the other from amongst us, or connected to us in some way has been afflicted. We hear stories of hapless family members running pillar to post […]

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Here comes…

I was on the highway speeding to reach a distant place when saw this local passenger train shuttle by, beautiful and mirage like… carrying with it all my memories of childhood, whistling through woods and fields, trips to places beyond the horizon. When the beast of a steam engine, puffing and grunting to transport me […]

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Happy Holi

Nothing compares to Holi. Did I hear Tomatina? Well, the similarity ends at the bright red from the surplus tomatoes… Indian Holi is here, coming this Monday and Covid better watch out! If not with the colours, it’s sure to be driven away from our soil post the merry jostling and huddles (public celebrations are […]

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On opinions and instincts

What is about opinions that usually makes the listener cross? We who claim to know something about everything are often met with a reply on opining-” Keep it to yourself. “But we are great givers. Social media being a wonderful arena for opinions and speculations. I can say for sure that I do tend to […]

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This and that

No end to woes, it seems Covid likes reruns…race for cure began, vaccine came, but new strains came in stronger. Hope we Indians can resist this virus as well. However, I traveled and traversed my country, from the extreme South to the East in all PPE and social distancing that an economy class ticket of […]

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Just a l❤️vely song…

For those who still don’t consider Valentine’s Day as Blah 😀… For all hearts which beat in the name of love… For the young ones who observe a festival for a week every February, where love for the other is professed with promises, chocolates, gifts, cards, teddy bears, etc. and the countless ageless lovers of […]

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Good from far

… and far from good! Long years ago, when I used to be a student, a batchmate who still continues to be a dear friend had this special maxim coined for young men. Those young men who could create a certain mental diversion and had the potential to take you down a kuchcha track ( […]

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