nostalgic reminiscence

The feeling of usefulness is what I bore as I walked out of the All-India Writers' Meet held recently at Agartala. Having been doubly gifted: first, with the opportunity and second, to be amidst luminaries elated to the brink of nostalgic ecstasy. On top of all, when the remuneration is exactly double the amount paid earlier there is a genuine reason to feel the usefulness.


Thought and Form

Everything needs a basis to exist. Rabindranath Tagore said the basis for our body to exist is the skeletal system in absence of which we get turned into a lump of flesh and blood. So the ‘form’ always needs a basis to exist. This ‘form’ takes shape (or exists) only in some situation and a... Continue Reading →


Thoughts are frequent and infrequent, sometimes overwhelming, sometimes elusive. The problem persists, as it was when I began to write first. But each of these problems are markedly different from one another. Then, immaturity, no clear-sightedness, attitudinal issues … gripped. This is what I see down the ladder when I stare back. Moreover, I also... Continue Reading →


I can't understand what is all the fuss about what happened in Karnataka post the assembly election. The arithmetic is simple and clear. The BJP has 104, the Cong 78, JDS 38, and Independent 02 MLAs respectively. If BJP had to win the trust vote it would need to lure MLAs from either of the... Continue Reading →

Sri Yantra

This Sri Yantra is an amazing ancient Indian yogic technique. The nine interspersed triangles (5 downward and 4 upward) representing female (shakti) and male (shiva) powers also corresponds to the nine doors of the human body (prakriti)—the eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth genital and anus (The Bhagavat Gita, Ch.5, Verse 13). The first time I came... Continue Reading →

the forbidden line

Having trespassed And wandered off Into the forbidden land, I reach the Dark Kingdom. Visible but invisible An unreal reality Masked and disguised A make-believe world! Eyes see but they don’t Ears hear but they don’t Senses benumbed Light but darkness surrounds. The Creatures of the Kingdom sing ‘Serve the master, fortune shall bestow thy... Continue Reading →

Mystic hills, magical rivers

Beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes. Have I to invoke a majoritarian perspective to ratify my view of beauty? For, what if one’s eyes do not reckon to what is beautiful here: of the art so craftily and of course, thoughtfully woven together? How do I then address the happiness and contentment of the heart,... Continue Reading →

Left rule ends in Tripura

The 2–decade–long Left rule in Tripura has been mysteriously overturned in the state assembly elections held recently. Setting up of a Communist regime or at least trying to is a distant cry amidst free market economies worldwide. India is no exception to this. Given overwhelming market forces it is indeed difficult to believe how people... Continue Reading →

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."       Aldous Huxley

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