As I sat there in breathless silence, The silence felt louder than the noise,And yet it somehow lent solace,An unexplainable feeling of calm;When the cold breeze gently grazed my hair,With pursed lips, I smiled into the yonder.Rain droplets trickling down trees and into puddles,The sporadic cawing of a lone crow atop a tree,These were the … Continue reading After the Rains
Navaratri - nine nights filled with festivities,Cheerful women clad in brick red silk sarees,Throng into the quaint lanes of the city;To celebrate the triumph of good over evil;The deity’s idol shimmers in glints of gold,And the city shines in vibrant hues of joy;The incessant ringing of the temple bells,And the beating of drums in jubilation,Fills … Continue reading Navaratri
I write to make peace with the things I cannot control. I write to create fabric in the world that often appears black and white. I write to meet my ghosts. I write to begin a dialogue. I write to imagine things differently and in imagining things differently perhaps the world will change. - Terry … Continue reading Why do you write?
Greetings and Glad Tidings! On a lousy Sunday morning, as I scroll through my phone whilst sipping a steaming hot cup of filter coffee, something feels incomplete. I rack my brain and wonder what is missing. And then it hit me—sambar idli! For those of you who are unaware, idli is a south Indian breakfast … Continue reading For the love of sambar idli!
Over the past week, I've been paying visits to my relatives' places. It has been fun with each athai, perima (aunt), paati (grandmother) telling me with gleaming eyes that I've become taller or that I've 'light-ah' put on weight since the last time they saw me. One such visit will forever remain etched in my … Continue reading A liberal!