Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Fan my fire, burn my flame
Wake me from the ashes to rise again
Beat it, mould it, guide it
Hold my finger, put back the cane

Take your time, study me
Discourse we will 'til breathe we can
Tell me your dreams
Analyze my interpretations

Fair care share
Yesterday today tomorrow
Always and never
High and low and mundane

Let's take it from here
I got you got
Much of such
But you get the drift

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Obliviously Awesome

There is something extremely endearing and refreshingly delightful about awesomeness in an individual's 'blind spot' concealed by 'blinkers'.

Someone smart once told me, "When one becomes completely self-aware, all behaviour becomes performance."

There's always an element of deliberation in performance. Where is the charm in deliberation?


"While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit."

~ Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Monday, 6 April 2015

Drowning is inevitable; trust the river not the boat.

The title is the English translation of a line borrowed from a contemporary Hindi Sufi poetry that I came across recently. Unfortunately, I cannot recall the name of the poet. For my BOTD, his art stuck with me.

Day in and day out, we deal with uncertainties. We are confronted with difficult decision-making. What's the protocol? List down the parameters, write comments against each of them, rank them, develop the yes or no flowchart, arrive at conclusions, depending on the risks you can take, make a choice! Rational, ain't it? Then why is it that we struggle, lose sleep, and zone out?

Another contemporary writer, Christopher Poindexter writes, "The universe wrote fiction in us, it's called fear." Human minds are largely baffled by uncertainties. Most scientific effort of the human race has been to understand the curious, discover the hidden, and predict the future. "Nothing is to be feared but to be understood'', said Marie Curie. The hypotheses and experiments, the conjectures and extrapolations and projections and derivations. Wait. Am I getting the tone right? Of course there is irrefutable merit in the method.

And for most of us, cankers of indecision can be dealt with if you know which stakes you need to have your eyes on.

At sea? Trust the river.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Need for Speed

It's been quite a while since I dropped in here. Meanwhile, I have shifted base to Bhopal and "settled" in my new job. And while there have been so many changes on the professional front, life in a non-metro city can be slow. I love the peace but I need the fast-lane.

So it's good to stop and smell the roses and give oneself a pat on the back, there's much more to do. This note is a good way to break my blogging sabbatical. Will be back with more. Sooner than soon.

Friday, 28 March 2014


New levels of self-destruction.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

On Success.

If I will ever be able to define success for myself, I know that an essential component of it will be the ability to move on with ease.

What is the point?

A question that you voluntarily or externally get drilled with on a regular basis. Much importance is given to "purposeful actions''. Even when the common lament is about how life is fired at us point-blank!

Now, call it what you may - cynicism, existentialism ; but, oh well, I dig the greatness of pointlessness!