Journal entry – Futility

Does ambition ever feel pointless? Why do we hustle like the progression of the world depends on our performance sometimes? After all, the bigger picture is that we all perish some day and the world moves on without us, no matter how important we assume our contribution to it or to its residents is after... Continue Reading →

Indulgence

‘Indulgence’ is so taken for granted. Complained upon, hated for the pressure it comes with Avoided and escaped oftentimes All so when indulgence is in abundance. And so sometimes it decides to let us be. To let us be, not indulged, to not sense a purpose To soak in the remains of what is left... Continue Reading →

The young protector at the onset of monsoon

(This article by yours truly has been published in Deccan Herald Spectrum on 18th August 2022. Photos taken by Shashikanth Shetty. Screenshot of published article below, gallery of photos at the end of the article.) Traditions of Tulunadu are seasonal and very connected to the demography of the coastal region. The fundamental idea behind all... Continue Reading →

The warrior queen of Tulunadu

Rani Abbakka is the first documented freedom fighter of India (This post is the elaborated version of my article 'The Warrior Queen of Coast who terrified the Portuguese' published in Deccan Herald on 09 Aug 2022. You can read the published shorter version here. This article is the complete version. Featured image credit: Deccan Herald)... Continue Reading →

For the love of Stranger Things

We’re all web series veterans now with the advent and penetration of OTT in our lives. All of us can pretty much form and express opinions on how web series must be created and what will make them successful in general. And we can guess some aspects that can lead to the downfall of a... Continue Reading →

Transition

A thousand thoughts I’m trying to put to words. Just about the right time for words to fail For prose to give up on me For means of communication to fade away Because a thousand is way too much for catharsis. Those dips in the graph of life Ones that apparently define being alive They... Continue Reading →

Of toxicity

I’m drawn to the unrest you offer like a moth is to flame. Why does the world crave stability and I evade it like the plague Why the chaos of a disturbed mind at midnight is alluring Why after all do I find myself right back where you left me shattered? What is it about... Continue Reading →

Too deep to be uprooted.

The communal unrest in the country stirs even the calmest of minds. India has known a fair share of religious conflicts but it feels like the intensity meter keeps heating up instead of turning off. We would expect that with improvements in education and globalization, we would learn to co-exist and learn to define the... Continue Reading →

Most amazing books ever written?

Non-fiction was never catchy enough for me until I ventured into ‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Harrari. The hype around it being a compendium of humankind’s evolutionary journey to its today’s form is not false at all. For a common reader who often gets obsessed with popular writers’ genius, Yuval Harrari took very little time to become... Continue Reading →

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