Bits and bytes

TANKA I kept searching for soul-stimulating music pockets of stillness skipped attention-emptiness needed new fillers I lost direction in questioning your maps-but that fulfilling sense  of knowing more than you - still keeps me going to the brink insightful are those cynical assertions-which undermine you, yet drive me in the quest for truth to destinations …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112

Welcome to another week of inspiration and options! WRITING PROMPT 112 This week you can choose one or more from a set of 10 words/phrases, to kickstart your thought process. Let us see where the journey takes you. The comments often offer different perspectives and start another thread of creativity. Find time to read those …

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Fascinated

I click on an ex-colleague’s Instagram post, and she appears in my dreams that night – a long-lost associate I’ve not been thinking about lately. Stirred memories? A person who stabbed me in the back and earned my hatred appears in dreams – asking for forgiveness or trying to mend fences. Is that a subconscious …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111

Welcome to a week of transition! The weather is changing. A cyclone that was expected to rock our Diwali festivities took a detour and moved elsewhere. A terror regime has ended, hopefully bringing peace to Syria. The Western world celebrates Halloween (parts of other worlds too), compelling a rethink on what certain masks or symbols …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #110

Wishing all my Indian friends across the world, a very Happy Diwali! Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Lights) will be celebrated on the New Moon of October 27. We light up our houses and public spaces with earthen oil lamps, candles or electric lights. It is a metaphor for conquering darkness with light. Darkness and …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #109

Welcome to Week 109! My thoughts go back to a stark neighbourhood – identical yellow buildings with numbers painted on them. I enter 109, the building where my uncle lives. It is a rainy day, trains are stuck on water-logged tracks, college is closed and I have walked on the tracks to reach there. My …

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