Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115

Welcome to another week in a space to be yourself! Hats off to all those who responded to last week’s prompt, despite the gut-wrenching nature of the provocation! Evil is never an easy subject to talk about. Real evil is different from the caricatures we see on screen stories. I like the streak of strength …

Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #115

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 …

Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #111

Paradoxical

Newcomb’s Pradox A paradoxical game between two players, one of whom can predict the actions of the other. My take I sought sanctuary in silence to escape predictiveness of your words -ringing like an outdated cassette on auto-replay mode   I sought solace in becoming a stranger once again to escape the burden of knowing …

Continue reading Paradoxical

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106

Welcome to a space beyond the Equinox, where equality becomes a myth again! If the Sun and Moon are not equal, can day and night be? The strength of the stars and power of perception gain importance here. It is all a matter of underlying meaning and perspectives. PROMPT 106 Our theme this week is …

Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #105

Welcome to a new capsule of time! We frame seven cycles of the Sun, and call it a week. What if it was longer? Would I be hosting one challenge in a week, or more? Mindless chatter J Let’s jump to the prompt. PROMPT #105 Wistfulness The rules of the game are the same i.e. …

Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #105

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104

Here’s another week that promises to be full of creativity and fun. PROMPT  104- LONG AND SHORT OF IT Here’s a rather long paragraph by Jiddu Krishnamurthy.. As one sat in the aeroplane amidst all the noise, smoking and loud talking, most unexpectedly, the sense of immensity and that extraordinary benediction which was felt at …

Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104

Deception

bareness stretches to share hollow secrets with stark branches remembering lush green foliage that once adorned   golden beams smile knowing – colors will change with every season, every dawn vain reflections know not they are not real   the Lord and Master rests with a promise to return handing over batons to its beloved …

Continue reading Deception

Experience speaks

“You don’t look like someone who has waded through college years. But your grade sheets speak a different language.” “Grade sheets speak the assessor’s language. It is not a measure of my ability.” “Son, you will either be a great scientist or literary genius, or ….” “Or?” “You will trudge your way through corporate life. …

Continue reading Experience speaks