It happened to Anarkali, aeons ago. The palace maid was punished for falling in love with a prince. The legend has lived on, with stories about her underground escape, facilitated by none other than Emperor Akbar. Maybe, she returned to be a part of the harem, when her lover became King.

While I was buried there, I meditated on this tale, and all that I have ever learnt about  conscience. I do not exist only at a physical level. I am thought, I am energy, I am a force to reckon with.

Diving within

To rediscover life

I emerge again



The legend of Anarkali, a palace maid and Prince Salim, the son of Emperor Akbar has been captured in two Bollywood movies – “Mughal-E-Azam” and “Anarkali”.


Image: Art bt Matteo Pugliese

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