Generation gap

“I don’t see the relevance of this outdated machine being placed here.” “It marks the beginning of an era to make villagers independent.” “Then, it belongs in a museum.” “I value my personal bond with the hands that operated this. It is an object of worship for me.” “I guess, your mindset too, is a … Continue reading Generation gap

Spirit of Giving

I love the surprise you are going to spring on me. And I won’t tell you that I already know it. I’ve tracked your movement across the globe - your academic achievements, jobs, international assignments.  I wanted to say I’m so proud of you. But something stopped me. I did not want to puncture the … Continue reading Spirit of Giving

The Flippant Queen

“I can’t figure out what they want. People who cannot manage their own lives find solace by placing the blame on others, especially those in higher positions. It is human psychology - fingers pointing at others take away the focus from the source of the problem, their own incapability. If they don’t have bread, they … Continue reading The Flippant Queen

Eclipse

“There are no permanent enemies or friends in politics”, sighed the party loyalist on seeing his leader shake hands with their bete noire, “all the intense battles we fought have come to nought today.” “The quest for power demands a different discipline. Nobody hands over power to you on a platter,” came another voice with … Continue reading Eclipse

Freedom

“She’ll never admit she’s wrong. I wonder if it’s an ego problem or a genetic one….” The sounds pass through her ears, but do not pierce consciousness. The judges and the judged are both in their mind. She is unaffected by opinions. She is not exactly floating in air, but feels light.  The moment of … Continue reading Freedom

Why is it unacceptable?

“I can handle dissent, not insanity,” the chauvinist speaks in a tone of assumed authority, which is not really his. “What you term as insanity is an eruption of long-suppressed flames or instincts… at least you know what was brewing within.” “Whatever is brewing is not acceptable to me or society…” “Whatever is unacceptable arouses … Continue reading Why is it unacceptable?

Recycled Wisdom

Her hesitation in crossing the threshold is understandable.  She sees her future on the other side of the looking glass. Nobody likes being a has-been. The old man steps back to speak to her. “I’m grateful for being of some use to society. The substance in me is alive and red hot. It has taken … Continue reading Recycled Wisdom

Stunning

This is a beauty - stunning beyond imagination. Compartments in vibrant colors in constant motion - meeting each other and then growing apart, changing the shape of corridors in between. It appears to reflect my mood. I love the picturesque sight so much more. This strangely familiar splendor is intimidating. My brain threatens to overpower … Continue reading Stunning

Danger Zones

The title of his latest book is “Where there is no fear”. The book cover shows his fingers tapping a keyboard and the image of a brain on the screen, with illuminated zones. The message on the back cover: “Danger zones are nothing but unfamiliar places, where we find ourselves powerless to respond in the … Continue reading Danger Zones

At the stroke of midnight

Wake up and move on … plan your day well …for nothing will change at the stroke of midnight The sun will rise, chirping birds declare a new day … a cluster of souls around you … will you know if they are the same ones … from heaven or hell Will that really matter, … Continue reading At the stroke of midnight