Category Archives: General

The twig and the rock

Smugly, the rock said, “Look at me. I can bend the river around me”. The twig, resting in the embrace of blades of grass, responded, “I think you resist the flow”. “The flow is dangerous! It poses risks…”, after a moment of pause the rock said, “… sometimes fatal”. The twig thought for a moment,… Read More »

Chingari

In one of my earlier posts, Yearning, I mentioned that sometimes it’s not the  words that claw at your heart but a picture that seizes your gaze. It then sprouts words that come together to form a prose or a poem. When my nephew, Siddharth, posted this picture on Facebook I felt this compulsion to… Read More »

Prisons of the mind

During my recent cleaning of the bookshelf, Dr. Viktor Frankl’s classic book Man’s search for meaning fell off the shelf as if to grab my attention. I thumbed through it in a hurry to get back to the task but the following lines would not let me look away till I sat down and thought… Read More »

Yearning

More than the letter mentioned in the FB post, I found this picture (credit: unknown) very captivating. Sometimes it’s not the  words that claw at your heart but a picture that seizes your gaze. It then sprouts words that come together to form a prose or a poem. Then, there are times when a picture… Read More »

Bonsai life

  As the green thumb in our house will tell you that my knowledge of flower and fauna is limited to the question – does it need water? – I was surprised at myself when I got intrigued by Bonsai. This is a Japanese art form and tradition that goes back more than a thousand… Read More »

The baggage we carry

Watched the movie ‘Pink’. Risking the wrath of armchair activists at home, I dare say that the movie was below average, but it did make me think. The social norms, prejudices, perceptions and character judgments shaped by media and society, influence each of us on a daily basis. It is said that a lie repeated… Read More »

What is, will continue to be

It’s only when there’s some disruption to one’s life that it hits you how much we live in presumption of continuity.  Be it loss of job, a loved one, a friend, relationship or even something very small that you held dear, like an emotional anchor, that you are confronted with reality of change and discontinuity.… Read More »

Hello there!

I am a lazy blogger. It’s not that I don’t have much to say. It’s just that most of the times when I sit down to spill out the thoughts that have been bubbling up, I lose interest. I am told that all successful people blog on a regular basis. So, I have decided that… Read More »