The Here And Now

The sun sets today to rise again tomorrow and the moon has to come out every night. Flowers bloom and then wither away. The yellow bananas all turn swiftly black. Everything that is born in this world dies. All that surrounds us, regardless of how long it’s been here, will eventually turn to dust. So, […]

Mandalas Of The Mind

I’ve always been drawn to Mandalas. What’s not to love about perfect symmetry and kaleidoscopic bursts of colour, right? Mandalas formed a majority of the artwork in my mother’s portfolio. The only way I can  describe her work is to call it a monochromatic melancholic  monologue. For all the implicit sadness in her art, my mum was a feisty […]

A Ghost Dropped By

There was a time long long ago when I was scared of ghosts and other paranormal beings. I was also a big fan of Mulder, I still am. But, now I realize there’s nothing we need to be scared of more than each other. We live in a complex world where no one means what […]

Of Geraniums

I must have flowers in the vase, always, more than food on the table. When I was a kid, we lived very close to my school, so I’d usually walk or cycle. Whenever I walked, I’d try taking a shorter route which passed through a poorer part of town. And, everyday I’d walk by this […]

Remote Control – An Elegy

I don’t believe in passive entertainment – I think it’s the easiest way to becoming a zombie while you’re alive. I used to couch-surf, I used to flip through channels or just turn on the TV to play in the background. Not anymore. Having said that, I do like to record some shows for later […]

Be Like The Moon

I just started reading this book – ‘Solipsist’ and by page 17, it has already consumed me inside out. I’m not the one to gush but Henry Rollins seems like the second coming to me. I’m getting drenched in his honesty and it smells like the rainy, earthy scent of petrichor after a long summer. […]