Height

Higher and higher Is what every human desire; Wonder what is it That entices them to climb Above the level ground? Probably it is the view- Everything looks smaller as one climbs higher; Giving a false sense of pride, In considering self bigger Than the world around. Perhaps one feels a thrill in heights. Probably … Continue reading Height

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

No Rainbows

An endless night. Kept awake by screams Inside the head And hunger In their bellies. Endless streams of tears, Like torrential rain, Creating a haze around the eyes. A country, Now no longer theirs. Uprooted from their land Forced into a life of vagabonds! A dream shattered. Struggles threaten to break resolve. Ends never seeming … Continue reading No Rainbows

Extraordinary?

Extraordinary? That’s certainly not me! In simple things I find my glee. Extraordinary? That’s not me! Content on an existence Simple and worry-free. Extraordinary? The celestial bodies may be so! I am dull as lead Not blue blooded, only red. Extraordinary? No questions can arise about this. No tricks up my sleeve Strive hard to … Continue reading Extraordinary?

Repentance

The judgement had been delivered. The guilty one sat in his solitary cell waiting the ultimate freedom; of the liberation of the soul from the body, of the shedding of the current body before it entered another body- like donning of a new garb. It was a moonlit night outside and the moonbeams had the … Continue reading Repentance