Before COVID struck, it was the last in-person meet of Saahityikee. Saahityikee is a women-only literature group in Kolkata. In that meeting, members were, in turn, coming to the dias and reading out what they’d written. Then a lady came, and she sang. I distinctly felt the air in the room change. The air became… Continue reading The Power of Sound and Harmony
Flowers abloom outside my office window today. 6th March 2020. Take in the beauty. Let it nourish your heart. Come on, look at the photo just a bit longer, before you read on… And then when you feel a bit stronger (Happier? Peaceful? Its all the same. All forms of strength) by that nourishment, laud… Continue reading From My Office Window
Since last week we were talking of the importance of seeing beauty, how about making a game of it? Making a game out of something to do makes it so much more fun, pleasant … and beautiful. There — we are in the company of beauty already. Ok, so here is how the game goes… Continue reading Will You Play This Game With Me?
I shall go the way I’d gone as a child, to the sky. I shall let it blow my mind To smithereens. Then I shall be only me Nothing more. As the sky is Just the sky Nothing more. As the bird is Just the bird. “But you’re so intelligent!” they say… This I do… Continue reading I Shall Go The Way I’d Gone
how will you garland the wind, touch the feet of sunshine? is there any need to? turn your face to the wind the sunshine and the moonlight immerse in the dark night listen to its gurgling flow wet your fingers in the water… i hug god with my heart that’s all “It” asks if anything… Continue reading That’s All “It” Asks
कहें न तुमसे तुम्हारी बात तो किससे कहें हम? Shivji is one heck of a cool dude. You see, I have a teenage crush on Shivji that endures. So when he says, “O Beloved, put attention neither on pleasure or pain but between these”, I feel this warm glow all inside. He’s addressing me as… Continue reading The Science of Shiva – My Favorite Thin Spiritual Book
“How do you define beauty?” my friend asked. “I don’t. I experience it”, I answered. That still is the best I can say – I don’t define beauty, I experience it. Nevertheless, I see her question as gently asking “tell me more about beauty”. Beauty emerges from the womb of awareness. Beauty is a seeing.… Continue reading Beauty is Everywhere. Sitting Quietly, Waiting To Be Seen.