Spectacle

“Do you believe in life after death”, I asked, more with the intent of breaking the grip of silence that seemed to tighten its hold every minute. “Yes, certainly”, said he. “It is a cycle…birth, death and rebirth. Every day, many souls journey across space, passing from one realm to the next. Only a few … Continue reading Spectacle

Beginnings and Endings

Books, they say, are companions par excellence. They speak a language that the heart loves and the mind accepts. They have a world, waiting to be explored. They have the power to sway moods, captivate, leave a child wide-eyed in wonder and doubting-Is this really true? It is all about books… Begin the quest for … Continue reading Beginnings and Endings

Grandma’s sweater

It’s been a year now since grandma left us. Surrounded by her son, daughter in law and her grandsons, she folded her hands to acknowledge everyone and then, she was gone. Amidst the hectic activity that followed for a few days thereafter, I was largely ignored. There were guests who came in to meet my … Continue reading Grandma’s sweater

Ah! Autumn…

Ah! Autumn! Season of joy at seeing fruits of labour rear their heads all over land, fluttering in a dance to the tune of cool breeze. Season of azure and breathtaking sunsets; as if the sky is overjoyed at being rid of the heavy cloak of brooding, menacing clouds. Season of journeys; migratory birds taking … Continue reading Ah! Autumn…

Round The World

For a long time, I used to believe that the sun went inside the earth during sunset and then walked the whole night before rising again at the horizon in the east. Then, in later years at school, I learnt that the earth is round. That set off a train load of questions inside my … Continue reading Round The World

Unexpected

Life, some say, is ordained; proposed by God, disposed by man. What can someone do but be philosophical in times of extreme hardship and engulfed with a sense of loss? What answer does one have to the unpredictability of nature, it’s whims? Is it God’s will, His way to test fortitude, His way to instill … Continue reading Unexpected

Fury of Nature

Is it in the nature of nature to be heartless? It’s fury, at times, unleashed on the world causes untold misery, destruction and death. Where does it hide all its anger? At what depths under the ground or peaks of mountain reaching up to the sky does it brew? Under which heavenly bodies’ influence does … Continue reading Fury of Nature

Grassy Meadow

The soft rays of the morning sun seemed to illuminate the grassy meadow, shaking the grass out of its slumber. Bathed in fresh dew, the green grass seem to leap out in bunches from every corner of the meadow, laughing at the azure sky, inviting the world to share in its joy. Suddenly, I want … Continue reading Grassy Meadow

Magical Moon

For centuries, poets have sung paeans in praise of the beauty of the moon. Lovers have wooed by comparing their love to the moon. On a full moon night, the moonlight can enthrall many with its magical ambiance. The moon has been waxing and waning at it’s own pace, appearing in full glory once a … Continue reading Magical Moon

Point of View

The story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant by touching a part of the elephant’s body is ubiquitous. Life, in my opinion, has so many facets that it is difficult for the human mind to grasp it’s full implication. Probably the reason why we have so many philosophers, religious preachers and also … Continue reading Point of View