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We do not know from where we came. We do not know where we will go. We do not know what we are supposed to do in between. We do not know why the whole setup.

We try to make sense of life and reality in our own ways.

I, also, attempt to figure out God’s […]

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Happiness

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Be There

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The Perplexed Parent

 

Somehow, the cub got separated from his pride. He toughened up, learnt to hunt and survive on his own, relying on his inborn instincts.

 

As a young lion, when he met a pride, he was, easily, the strongest and took over as the head.

 

In due course, he had a son. He wanted to be the […]

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An occurence

A foot stepped on the ants and walked away.

The ant saw his brethren maimed and crushed.

Full of righteous rage, he swore at the foot.

The universe moved on.

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The Maze

 

Your gender, colour, country

Your parents, siblings, childhood

Form your Maze.

 

Your Maze will remain

In your head

No matter what.

 

You will scurry in

Your Maze all your life

There is no choice.

 

Your decisions while

Running your own life

Will be just a revision

Of the Maze.

 

Maybe someday you might

Realise the Maze.

 

You will get angry

With the Maze.

You will get frustrated

With the Maze.

You will get […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|All|1 Comment

God watched

She and her children were badly treated by her husband and in-laws. Abused, beaten, starved.

God watched.

She prayed to God to help her. To understand the meaning behind her suffering.

God watched.

She walked out with her children one day in desperation. She placed everything in the hands of God.

God watched.

She started her own business bravely. She […]

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Once Upon A Time There Was A Man

Once upon a time there was a man. Except he was not much there.

As a child, he would ask questions but be generally shooed down. He soon accepted his early teachings. He realized that it was irreverent to doubt. It was a sacrilege to think for himself. He did as he was told.

He had […]

By |May 27th, 2015|All, People|1 Comment

The Alone Man

The man lived in splendid isolation on an island. All Alone.
As he bathed in the morning he thought of how his colleagues would be swarming about their workplace. He smirked as he imagined how they would envy him if they could just see him all solitary.

He fantasized as he chopped wood in the afternoon […]

By |May 26th, 2015|All, People|2 Comments

Four Friends Met For Dinner

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The Servant

His family had worked for the zamindars for generations. The zamindars were cruel and exploited them. He was sent to the city in the hope that he might do better.

He found work with an elderly widower who stayed alone. His master was soft and nursed a fond guilt at being over privileged.

The servant stood […]

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Help

The social worker looked after abandoned small children in his institute.

Every day he bathed the helpless kids tenderly. He fed them with his own hands gently. His heart filled with pleasure as they milled around him.

One day he had to go for an errand. He asked the brightest of them to take charge for […]

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The Violet Club

The club was very open-minded about the benefits of the colour Violet.

They met regularly and exuberantly sang glories of it. They discovered more and more about its nobility in every meeting from each other. They believed it could change the world.

They felt a sense of sanguine kinsmanship with each other.

If a naive member thoughtlessly […]

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The Feeling Inside

The feeling inside

He was a Renaissance man. He looked extremely suave in his elegantly tailored suits. He could hold forth on any subject. He often dropped names of the many celebrities he knew.

One could not help feeling small and inadequate in his presence.

She was an ordinary woman. She looked simple yet one felt like […]

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They met – The Feeling Inside 2

They met.

He was the chief guest at the function of the orphanage where she was a carer.

He had been invited by the trustees. She worked as a volunteer.

He stood distinguished leaning on a cane. A small child of the orphanage stood clutching to her.

He, immediately, started speaking about the various donations he gave routinely.

She […]

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Real

On the stageThe subject livedIn an hypnotic spellBelieving he was a king.When snapped outAnd brought backHe double-checkedHalf joking, half doubting,”This is real, right?”

The glow of love fleedWhen she overheardThe gold-digger gigglingAt his well-hooked bait.She looked backAt the wonderful timeFilled with happinessOn her part, that is.And wondered, shocked,”Was anything real?”

Memory by memoryWas given new meaning.His […]

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The Dark Light

The lifeguard saw him jumping into the river. She realised that he was drowning and jumped in and dragged him to shore.

He sobbed, uncontrollably, that he preferred to die by drowning rather than of starvation. He was totally broke and unable to find a job despite his best efforts.

Times were tougher than she had […]

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Their Three Children

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The Free Monkey & The Circus

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Random Reflections@48

 

@48, I so often now yearn to meet people of my era and chat about the good old days. I go on nostalgic trips to when things seemed much simpler. Just yesterday, I was telling a chap that Amazon prime has ‘Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi’ and sharing a chuckle over how the theme of […]

By |January 16th, 2021|All|0 Comments

The Contact

He was a lonely man. His wife had passed away many years back. His only daughter had been happily married since a couple of years. His work barely occupied him for a few hours every day.

He began to experience bouts of melancholy. At times, he suddenly felt like crying without any reason.

A colleague gave […]

By |April 20th, 2018|All|1 Comment

His best friend

His best friend had always been around for him.

His best friend had helped him get through college by managing the revaluations when he had flunked his exams.

His best friend had helped him get a job through his father’s contacts.

His best friend had spoken to the chemist and arranged medicines when he could not perform in his marital bed.

He […]

By |March 11th, 2016|All, Relationship|0 Comments

The circus

I enjoy watching the circus

Munching popcorn

That I have made.

There she is sulking

Cos her brother displaced her

From her mother’s lap.

I am rolling on the floor

Watching him fret

Over the fluff

I placed on his head.

He has given up sex,

She has given up food,

Some are doing charity

And look at those

Killing each other,

All trying to suck upto me.

Their heads […]

By |March 5th, 2016|All, God|0 Comments

His Own God

He prostrated himself before the idol.

He whined. He sniveled. He bawled.

His violent howls shook the pedestal on which the idol was placed.

The idol hit him straight on the head.

Taken aback, he examined the broken pieces.

He saw the hollowness within.

He shook off the dust off him and went to work.

He did all that needed to […]

By |February 6th, 2016|All, God|2 Comments

Pieces

You are me

I am you

We are pieces of the same puzzle

Let us complete each other.

By |December 30th, 2015|All|0 Comments

Two in a million

There was an epidemic in the air. Almost every building had someone who had caught the infection. Around two in a million died of the infection due to an idiosyncratic susceptibility in the immune system.

He was admitted in a municipal hospital. He was already in poor health. Always had been frail and prone to […]

By |September 1st, 2015|All, God, Miscellaneous|2 Comments

God Remained

It was another endless moment in Time. God was bored.

He did what He often did.

He erased His memory. And was born to a starving, devout African mother with AIDS recently widowed with two children in a country with war between tribes. It would be an engrossing experience. For some time.

God was infinite. God remained.

It […]

By |August 6th, 2015|All, God|0 Comments