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

The Lighthouse

Look at my hues earthlings, says the sky, decked in mesmerizing hues of orange. The sky however is moody; changing colours on it’s own whim and fancy. Sometimes it is sombre and grey, sometimes dark and menacing and at times bedecked in hues that can give even the most beautiful maiden, an inferiority complex. Through … Continue reading The Lighthouse

In Panda Land

“Sirs! I wanted to make you aware that you are now entering the habitat zone of the Himalayan Red Pandas”! We were on an adventure trip through the hills of North Bengal and had made a brief halt to let our motorbikes cool down a bit after tackling the arduous climb up the hill slopes. … Continue reading In Panda Land

A Child at The Taj

There stood the monument, poetry carved out in marble and emitting mesmerising music when twilight hues play on it. The shades at twilight bathing the white marble in its hues had such a sublime effect that one couldn’t help but stand gaping at the monument. The monument dedicated to memory of the emperor’s love for … Continue reading A Child at The Taj