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A gatherer of thoughts...exploring myths,metaphors and expressions of life...

Of Forest-bathing

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness… Keep close to Nature’s heart and break clear away, once in a while….climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir … Continue reading

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Tales From An Ancient City ~ III

(This concluding piece on the Allahabad-story is an exploration of what makes Sangam special~) Rituals of riverside bathing find mention in almost all our ancient texts and scriptures. From our parents, specially my father and mother-in-law who had spent much … Continue reading

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Tales From An Ancient City ~ II

“India as a country,” wrote Shashi Tharoor many years ago “manages to live in several centuries at the same time”. Sangam~the river-confluence~ that lies on the outskirts of Allahabad is a living example. Mythological time, historical chronology and this hi-tech … Continue reading

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Tales From An Ancient City ~ I

Some words, some names, even some places draw quirky flash-cards from your memory. So it is with the city of Allahabad. Every time i hear or read that name, a memory of a childhood pencil and paper game pops up. … Continue reading

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Thoughts for another trip-around-the-sun…

This year gone by ain’t been a piece of cake Everyday’s a revolution Pull it together and it comes undone Just one more candle and a trip around the sun I’m just hanging’ on while this old world keeps spinning … Continue reading

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“Kuch kaha maine, kya tumne sunna…?”

Week: 01 Sep to 07 Sep For this week, a collection of some poems in the language originally written in…the beauty of words sans cold translation # A poem by Piyush Mishra~ ऐ उम्र ! कुछ कहा मैंनें, पर शायद … Continue reading

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The Fault In Our Stars

Week: Aug 18 to Aug 31 Penny: Okay – I’m a Sagittarius, which probably tells you way more than you need to know. Sheldon: Yes – it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun’s … Continue reading

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