Martian

I enjoyed the lull before the storm, but it’s over now. Fanaticism prevails. I’m as secular and liberal as I’ve always been, but the terms are now used in an abusive manner. I grew up in a Hindu household, with Muslim and Christian neighbours (two childless couples who treated me as a daughter), and we …

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Is it time?

Seasons originated from nature. Calendars are created by us, because we need a structure to our lives. The Sun knows nothing about Sunday. It continues to rise every morning, all seven days of the week, unless clouds get too dense and overshadow it. The density clouding our mind-sets is thinning – with 24*7 offices, flexitime …

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Pain Ineffable

Loneliness stems not from being alone, but not being understood. Am I ignored because my ‘being different’ created discomfort? Do I need to shed authenticity to gain acceptability? In a flash, I know why yogis meditate in the mountains, and not inside their homes. Enlightenment does not flow from trees or rivers. They are misfits …

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Mercenary

It must have been a mercenary who introduced the concept of eternality of love. It has caused heartbreaks for ages, around the world. People walk out of jobs and contracts – maybe with some disappointment, uncertainty and sometimes with absolute ease. But a relationship breakdown feels like the end of the world. Love is energy …

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Eternal Myth

Fire changes, and each moth approaches it without knowing the fate of those who died before … at least without being able to connect the cause of death with fatal attraction. The Sun is one, but fields of sunflowers change. Moods and emotions change. Undying love renews itself every moment to sustain itself. Understanding is …

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