The I Stands Alone

Away from the politics of the world, from the right, left or center; The I Stands Alone; Away from the black, the white and the gray or Colors splashed all around; The I Stands Alone; Away from the chaos of the world or the calmness of nature; The I Stands Alone; Away from the joy and…

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And They Say I Am Changing The World

On the way to visit one of my schools, As I sat back on my rickshaw enjoying the wind playing with my hair; The man pulling me towards my destination wiped the sweat from his brows. And they say, I am changing the world. Looking the other way, As I yet again walked past the homeless lady…

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I Am

In the wind blowing by, rustling up the leaves, blowing up the hair, brushing off the face; I AM; In each droplet of rain, be it the first or the last, falling angrily with thunder or calmly with a breeze; I AM; In each emotion being expressed fully or not; I AM; In the first…

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The Monologue

Character: Self Audience: Self/The Universe Setting: Standing at the edge of a cliff in the Himalayas Objective: To seek and to be Standing here, yet again I think of jumping. But into what, I know not. Haven’t I jumped multiple times already. Can it be more uncertain that it already is. I am not even…

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The small boat in the big Banani lake

My current home is right besides the Banani lake in Dhaka, Bangladesh and from the big window in my room, I am blessed with a mesmerizing view. The lake is mostly empty except for a few boats which keep plying in the lake ferrying people from one end to another. Some boats make the regular…

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O’ Universe, Beautiful is thy way

O’ Universe! Beautiful is thy way The more I let go of control, the more control I have over it all; The more logic I seek,  the less it makes sense; The more I go with the flow, the more alive I feel; All that exists is uncertain, yet it all seems so certain; O’…

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And then Blindfolded We Danced: The Magic in a touch

I had the pleasure of attending a dance therapy session organized by the extremely talented Ashoka fellow Tripura Kashyap.Though, I am a free dancer in my private space, I am quite shy, thus the mere thought of dancing/body movements in front of strangers made me apprehensive about the session. Also, for me dance is all…

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Dance to thy tune: Find thy song

O’ Friend Thou are the infinite, the whole, one with the creator and the creation; What makes thee think there isn’t a purpose to thy existence, O’ Friend, when even a machine carries no extra parts; What makes thee think of thyself as an unneeded part in this universal machine; Shed off the eons of…

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The Impermanence Of It All

I remember distinctly the last time i visited Tughlakabad fort. I was seated atop its highest point and all around me were nothing but ruins, ruins of what had been a fine city, ruins of what once had been alive, with a king, his subjects and all that’s good and bad. And now look how…

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Vairagya : Utter detachment from the world

There are moments when I feel this deep suffocation, a feeling of utter discontentment, an immense indifference towards anything and everything. There is this strong urge to just run away from everything. The mere presence of people stifles me, be it in my home or the market place or a professional setting. I just want…

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