Category: Articles

Wild flowers in the woods

More than four decades ago, in an army cantonment far away from the city, a young Captain and his new bride sat watching ‘The Little Tramp’ in action. As the Captain rolled over laughing, his young bride peered into his sparkling eyes with admiration.… Continue Reading “Wild flowers in the woods”

IMPERFECT LIVES

The acceptance of who we are is a daunting task. So hung up are we on the flawlessness of existence, that we spend long hours ironing away the wrinkles. The political correctness of living consumes us early on in life. I remember a class-fellow… Continue Reading “IMPERFECT LIVES”

THE KALI PROJECT is published!

Dear readers, It gives me great pleasure to announce that two of my poems titled ‘Women Who Read Break Families’ and ‘The Dance of Rebellion’ are part of the wonderful ‘The Kali Project’ by Indie Blue Publishing. The links for the book are given… Continue Reading “THE KALI PROJECT is published!”

BEING THE WILDERNESS

Between everything that goes on in life, the wilderness teaches me more lessons than all my reading combined. Even in a metropolis, I am capable of finding my own wastelands. Unattended and forsaken, they don’t care about the haphazard fashion statements of the civilized… Continue Reading “BEING THE WILDERNESS”

KEEPING STILL

‘If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death.’ (Pablo Neruda; Keeping Quiet) I’ve allowed stillness to greet… Continue Reading “KEEPING STILL”

THE FEAR OF NOT WRITING

I’ve been trying to write something over the past few days. If I give the excuse that life happens, I think it would be just lame. So, let me put it like this. There is a succession of thoughts, a thread but it is… Continue Reading “THE FEAR OF NOT WRITING”

WHAT KIND OF SILENCE DRAWS YOU INWARDS?

How much time do you spend in silence? I have always embraced silence more than loquacity or sound. Ironic? Yes, may be in a lot of ways because my love for the performing arts makes sure I am surrounded by creative sounds. But I… Continue Reading “WHAT KIND OF SILENCE DRAWS YOU INWARDS?”

IGNITE-from within the confines- (IWSG, November 2020)

Welcome back friends. It’s the first Wednesday of November and it’s the IWSG day. The Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a wonderful place to learn and grow together; to share and shed inhibitions and to seek support in your writing journey. If you wish… Continue Reading “IGNITE-from within the confines- (IWSG, November 2020)”

What kind of a writer are you? (IWSG- October)

Hola friends! Happy IWSG day! The purpose of this group is to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for… Continue Reading “What kind of a writer are you? (IWSG- October)”

Mountains & the Delhi Trees

I’ve been trying to get out early in the morning nowadays. The wee hours that I normally devoted to my writing are being spent roaming the streets of Delhi. Not that the city can boast of an early morning breeze but it’s enough that… Continue Reading “Mountains & the Delhi Trees”

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