About

 

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 blueprint amongst other things.

 

I am into psychodynamics and have had earlier influences of Transactional analysis. Later, I have been influenced by Irvin Yalom, Scott Peck and Neale Donald Walsch. Nowadays, I am beginning to understand life through the eyes of trauma theory and EMDR.

 

I observe. I think. I write.

 

 

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Happiness

Two men prayed for happiness forever. God granted the first man his wish to be happy always in life. God did not give the second man what he wanted.

The first man was happy. All […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Love

Their hormones raged.

They climaxed.

And called it love.

 

One hovered over the other,

The helpless other.

The Unconscious ruled.

And called it love.

 

They could not stand each other.

But they feared being sole.

So they existed together, alone.

People who did not […]

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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 […]

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The Journey

He had never taken risks or tried anything new. He had always been meek and timid. His friends joked that they will have to do his wife for him. He worked in a small […]

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Demons

He chuckled as he thought of the office boy he had agonized and cut off a chunk of salary that afternoon. And then he had given him soiled notes. His eyes narrowed with satisfaction […]

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Pieces

You are me

I am you

We are pieces of the same puzzle

Let us complete each other.

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We

Amongst the zillions of stars and their planets

Amongst the stretch of time behind and before

We are inconsequential.

That makes us Powerful

And Dangerous.

Inconsequentially.

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The Princess

She was the topper in her class. She looked pretty and was popular with the boys as well. Though she had not affiliated with any boy as yet.

She had her circle of friends. B […]

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On ‘Positive Thinking’

‘Vacuous Positive thinking’ is the opium of the masses.

The way it is popularly sold and devoured by the masses is that if you fantasize hard enough and long enough for a million bucks – […]

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Hating Everybody

She hated her parents. Oh, they always restricted her dressing!

She hated her classmates. Oh, they were always jealous of her!

She hated her teachers. Oh, they were always unfair with her grades!

She hated the boys. […]

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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 […]

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The Unconscious

He had not done well but he did not expect to fail so devastatingly. He went blank for an instant as he sensed the awkward sympathetic glances on him. He smiled as if nothing […]

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Their Three Children

They have three children. They are known as 75.3%, 81% and 84.6%. They have just passed their SSC.

They have names. But that is another story altogether.

They have distinct personalities. They have other skills. But […]

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The Denial

She lived for her children. Her two daughters and son. She would do anything to save them from trauma and pain.

In her devotion to them she neglected her husband.

Lately, he had started to come […]

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Back to Innocence

It was the 25th school reunion.

Most had not met each other since SSC. Many came to show how well they had done. Few came to show that they had not done badly. Some did […]

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The Counsellor

She lived in a small city. Both her 10 and 12 years old children were fairly independent. She had the space to start her counselling practice. Marriage and then children had made it not […]

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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 […]

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Four friends met for dinner

Four friends met for dinner. They had been together since school.

The first raved about the sushi he had in Japan. The second rebuked how much so ever delicious, it was not right to take […]

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Free Will

Free will means to be able to do what one wants freely.

Does a rat in a maze have free will?

Well, he can move right or left within his maze. Carrying it on further, he […]

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When a patient falls in ‘love’ – Some considerations

(The male gender for the doctor and female for the patient has been chosen only for convenience and simplicity. No misandry or misogyny is intended.None of the characters are based on real people. Any […]

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The Mute Mother

She was eighty years old. The stroke had left her partially paralysed.

That morning her son shouted at her for not doing her physiotherapy exercises. She did not utter a word.

He yelled at her the […]

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Nearer to God

He followed all the prescribed and proscribed diktats of his religion. He felt he was nearer to God.

She went against all that she was supposed to do as per her religion. She felt that […]

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The Couple

They were like most couples.

They beamed at each other and said the right things in public. They tried to look the picture of happiness. Because of some vague fear of society.

When alone, they […]

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Mindfulness

(Continued from Despair)

The rope snapped. He lay in a daze on the floor. He felt resigned and tired. He slept exhausted on the floor.

The next day he woke up with an acceptance of his […]

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Despair

He had lost everything in life. His child had passed away at an early age with cancer. His wife had divorced him soon after. His business had flopped. He was being chased by debtors. […]

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The Baton

Her father was an alcoholic who often beat her mother. Sometimes he beat her.

Her mother bore the beatings with stoic nobility. She noticed a sly twinkle in her mother’s eyes as she watched […]

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