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 →

Siri of the Tulu land

(This article was created for and is published in Deccan Herald. The Spectrum supplement has ownership.) Heritage of a land sure represents the advancements of its civilization, but it is also the roadmap to its very roots. Heritage derives from the most natural parts of life and elevates the ordinary into aesthetic and culturally significant.... Continue Reading →

One for you

‘Petition to write more poems’, he said. How far would you go to honour someone’s love for you? As far as crossing social boundaries for them? As far as ignoring your own limitations for them? As far as writing more poems for them? How undervalued is love that you can’t reciprocate Because the chaos that... Continue Reading →

The alluring ‘rebellion’ trend

‘The system isn’t right’ is a critical statement that’s perhaps as old as time itself. There has always been a system, a set of people it administered and a set of people it offended. No society has ever functioned without a system and no society has ever satisfied its entire population. Perhaps one system has... Continue Reading →

The Bold Type | Netflix

Women centric shows with woke, success oriented and romantic themes are naturally and wildly popular. The idea of young women being rebellious, beautiful and successful while living through heartbreaks and love interests in an urban setup is a time tested backdrop for a long web series. Throw in some political references here and there, some... Continue Reading →

Journal entry – priceless vulnerability

Presence of mind can sometimes be an atrocious thing. Awareness of the self, despite being one of the most celebrated ideals in spirituality, can in fact be the source of our worst miseries. Because after all, no matter how self aware or self controlled we assume we are, our thoughts are not under our control.... Continue Reading →

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