Just as everything else in this world is made in pairs, the Lord created woman from a man's rib to be his companion. Ouch, It would have been hurtful to lose a rib. Millions of years have gone by, is the pain of losing a rib still buried deep down a man's heart? I wonder.. Men… Continue reading A rib from another rib
Sixty eight years ago, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, made one of the most inspiring speeches ever by a head of government to his countrymen. The PM urged young India to start spreading her wings out into the vast expanses of freedom. He spoke about the ‘triumphs’ and ‘achievements’ that… Continue reading Revisiting the ‘Tryst with Destiny’
It doesn't require a lot of brains to figure out what exactly ticked me off to write this post. A quick look at your Facebook wall of the last one year will tell you that the number of "fanatic/religious/atheist" posts are at the highest! Its easy to categorize them. There is one lot who… Continue reading Live and let live..
Apologies for delaying this post. Ramadan has come and gone. And probably the food street is back to its daily routine. But the images of this place flashes in my mind, as clear as yesterday. Every year during the holy month of Ramadan, this stretch of road comes alive from the dust of regular life. As though… Continue reading Food street – Bangalore
The unmistakable 'imama'(turban) with a mix of subdued brown grey and beige and the long flowing dish-dasha were part of the fabric in my memory. Then came the mellow drift of Arabic 'As-salamu-alaykum'(Peace be upon you) followed by the pleasantry, 'Kaif Al hal' (How is it going). A native Omani has his own dialectical intonation… Continue reading Muscat, One last time
It wasn't an ordinary day. It wasn't an ordinary month either. Being strong was weakening from the inside. Grief loomed over me for weeks now and I longed for a break. Probably a trip to some place I have never been. A trip with no familiar faces.. Scavenging through numerous travel groups, forums, I found… Continue reading Into the Blue
I always wanted to send one. But every year I end up not sending. I would remember a week before his birthday, but as the date drew closer, I always ran into some excuse. Some unexpected travel, or work load at office or I simply forgot. I had even thought of sending a belated post… Continue reading An unsent postcard