Is it a pause?

I see distrust and fear seeping in  between crevices of carefully built  see-through walls of social distancing Love falls through cracks icy stares pierce maskless  eager smiles forcing a retreat I write 2020 In the sand Is it a pause  Or the end?


Social media posts spoke about senior lives being silenced in corona-infested hospitals, as the medical infrastructure was inadequate to manage the load. It is the base thought behind the piece ... What were their last thoughts, when a needle pierced into their consciousness, transporting them to another level? They were old, and the system could …

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Yesterday, a friend lost his father. The parents were in India, while all four children are in other countries. None of them could reach for the funeral. He recounted that on his last visit home in December, his father's parting words were, "Will you come to perform my last rites?" My father-in-law was shifted to …

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Bits and pieces

This is a no-sweat post for me. A close friend celebrated his 52nd birthday yesterday, and his daughters cobbled memories together for him. Tanvi & Pallavi Pati memoriescobbled together-a treasuretrove of love-to be cherished for nourishment in times to come All image rights are with Ipsita Misra, and the picture cannot be used or reproduced elsewhere …

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The future beckons, however attractive or difficult it seems at this point of time. Yes, we will be free – to drive around, work, meet people, shop, eat out. But the awareness of shackled feet intimidates. The psyche will surely carry imprints from this phase. Uncertainty will loom large, as newer methods of violence and …

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Deep pockets

-biological warfare -a conspiracy to induce mayhem in markets buy low for long-term prosperity -marriages break down claustrophobic with too much togetherness in stressful times   authors spoke long back scripts written now for many more blockbusters to come   all is well that ends well for certain deep pockets