The Aim

In this intricate web of existence, the aim is so beautifully simple; To exist as it is; With the awareness and acceptance of the black, the white and the gray, both within and without; To live fully attached while being utterly detached; To embrace the world(Maya) without, while keeping alive the recluse(Vairagi) within; To be…

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Isn’t Life like a playlist

Isn’t Life like a playlist Of random songs on a loop eternal; Some we get to add but most randomly pop up; Some songs are sad, some romantic, some happy; Some make us dance, move our body, get our foots grooving; Some cringe our soul and make us look deep within; Some speak to the…

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The Statues of Mud

What are we but Statues of Mud? Is there something else to us other than our bodies, which arise from mud and return to it? Imagine a mud statue of any god or demon sitting atop a marble stand. If that statue were to fall and break, would the god/demon cease to exist? Would it…

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Why my notions of Empathy are a big Sham

I have always been a person who sees things purely through the lens of his own self, everything is from within to without. Empathy was important only from the perspective of understanding other people’s stories; I struggled with forming connections unless the other person was an extrovert and had integrity so as to have my…

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For the Play carries on and on

I thought I was indispensable, the one making a difference; The one earning the millions; the one moving the wheel; The one shaking the status-quo; the one challenging the system; I thought I was unique, one of a kind A diamond amidst the coal A trickle of rain for the farmer about to lose his…

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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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The Final Push: Closing onto my purpose

The mind is filled up with chaos yet the heart is extremely silent. Its sitting still and smiling for its knows its almost there, It knows it has earned it and there is nothing that can stop it from attaining it now. It knows that the the final fight has begun, the last struggle where…

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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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