Category Archives: Life in general

Home Life

“There’s an earthworm in the house, and its bleeding!”  My 10-year old calls out this morning. So what, I think to myself, yet another earthworm. I continue my sweeping, undeterred. “It’s bleeding so much.” he cries in a pained voice. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes …

A single word, An entire poem, Sits at the bottom of my screen. Sometimes Like Perhaps Reeking of unfinished sentences, Of unspoken circumstances, Of probable realities and likely falsehoods. Sometimes Has hope Even when one doesn’t know what comes after, A … Continue reading

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Desires in the time of Coronavirus

I found some dried figs in my fridge a few weeks ago which have been in there for several months. I had bought them on one of my travels; it was so long ago that I can’t remember now where … Continue reading

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A meditation on transience

It’s spring and flowers are blooming everywhere. While I have always enjoyed being in the midst of nature, I had never been a keen observer of nature itself, appreciating rather the mood set by trees, shrubs and the sounds of … Continue reading

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What do I do?

As you go through life, you accumulate theories and models – of how the world works, how people behave, how you behave, what you like to eat, to do, to listen, to read and such. Granted, most of these theories … Continue reading

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The Surface

a one-year old stands in front of a mirror, smiles at the baby in it, who smiles back at him, gurgles a few words of hello, and reaches for his friend trapped inside the mirror world. the shiny surface thwarts … Continue reading

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Used goods

the peel of a banana, the wrapper of a chocolate, a much anticipated love letter, the package a gift came in, I found these in the trash today; these once contained things that people held to their lips gently, tasting … Continue reading

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Empty Cafe at the End of the Corridor

This evening you sit at a table way up front unlike previous days, when your regular table is the one at the back, next to the railing, from where the soft breeze and violent rains sweep in at you, in … Continue reading

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A Travelers Guide to Adventure

For the safest, most memorable, most adventurous travel experience you must Have an insurance policy, preferably one which will take care of health, accidents, loss of luggage, heart, mind and happiness on those days when the adventure seems unbearable and … Continue reading

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Abhimaan/Obhimaan

Abhimaan (pronounced Obhimaan in Bangla): The original meaning was pride, but the current usage — anger, or something close to it, at being upset with a loved one. This one word is one whole chapter in any relationship, be it … Continue reading

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