Navratri; Glory of Nine Auspicious Days

“Victory of good over evil”  has been learnt by us as cardinal teaching from the story of Navratri. And it is conspicuous, for Goddess Durga, doyenne of the pantheon of Supremes, defeated a demon named Mahishasur. To honor the mighty god-lady, nine days are consecrated to worship her. Navratri comes twice a year to celebrate the valor of the Goddess Durga.  Thanks to India that … Continue reading Navratri; Glory of Nine Auspicious Days

It’s there

Observing the storm, guided by the guru, I couldn’t find the sufferer. It were only perpetual stream of thoughts, may be run by another thought. Thoughts! Thoughts! Thoughts! Future, past, banana thoughts… Where was I? Am I these thoughts? Flooded with fears, judgements, this, that, et al. The push seemed unbearable as the body was about to fall. There seemed no other way but desire … Continue reading It’s there

Dissolve

tiptoed, swirling — it is dancing the joy of freedom… giving up all the misnomers it is carrying … obscurity is getting blown away… the facade of pretentiousness is demolishing… light is falling on the naked dancer… it knows the ineffable, which is beyond any identification… the pushes and pulls are becoming dance moves to enjoy… it stretching effortlessly to the dance… friction is eroding … Continue reading Dissolve

Earth Day! Why not everyday?

Earth, habitat of millions of species, under the dominance of humans, that’s what they think, has been suffering a lot since many centuries, is now at the edge of giving in. When I was a kid, our locality did not have too many concrete monsters – that’s what I call edifices called homes – blocking the sunlight, sucking the ground water, making the soil malnourished. … Continue reading Earth Day! Why not everyday?

A Dive into the Spiritual pool…

During childhood, I was not introduced to international alchemical stories like Harry Potter or Lords of Rings. Apparently, I had grown up reading and listening to indigenous mythological allegories which also had hints of supernatural powers that made it intriguing for me. I feel ‘Maa Durga’ is the doyenne of holy goddess pantheon. Celebration of Navratras in most of the states of India and that … Continue reading A Dive into the Spiritual pool…

Crass to Smug, An Umbilical Affair…

When Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) was impregnated with Ross’s(David Schwimmer) baby, she went through a lot of misery(in TV series FRIENDS). Her due date was delayed and her friends were betting on baby’s arrival. Certainly, it was showcased in a humorous way, made us laugh and I presume, eased out many women off the fear for a moment, at least. Out of curiosity, I googled to … Continue reading Crass to Smug, An Umbilical Affair…

Once it was learnt from a Tawaif…

  Wo galliyan thi badnaam… Rehti thi unme tawaif jo… Badnaami mein ho gayi gumnaam… Wrna tehzeeb to ek tawaif hi seekha sakti thi… In late 18th century, when Lucknow became the capital of Avadh, Mughals were observing a decline. During that epochal time semi-autonomous nawabs   prevailed for 80 odd years until British plundered it, annexed the state under its supremacy. It was period of … Continue reading Once it was learnt from a Tawaif…