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 230 Taka Milkshake and the 15 Taka Poha

It was a seemingly normal day in Dhaka and after getting free from work, I decided to grab a quick bite in a nearby restaurant Yellow Submarine. I had heard a lot about this place but this was my first time there. Upon entering it, I realized how expensive it is but since I was…

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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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To Experience Stillness: DANCE

Dance People;  If you are shy, like I am, do it alone in your room but do it fully.  Let your body flow in whatever direction it wants.  Let it become one with the rhythm, the ups and downs of music.  Let it slowly merge you with the universal energy all around. Let it loosen…

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Start expressing: Write,Paint, Compose or Dance

Giving expression(articulating) to one’s feeling really helps one in coming to peace with oneself (It worked magic for me). The form of expression may be anything, some may write poetry, some prose, some may compose music/songs, some may paint and some may simply dance. The form matters not as long as we are creating a…

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