The Lyrical Waters of Bengal

The Lyrical Waters of Bengal

I have always thought that out of the five elements, water is the most aesthetically appealing. I love to sit in solitude by the beach, watching the waves lapping the seashore. I love the fragrance of raindrops on the parched earth. I love the comforting sound of...

দুঃশাসন (Duswashan)

দুঃশাসন (Duswashan)

ভরা সভায় সেদিন নীরব বিচারকমণ্ডলী। অন্দরমহল থেকে যখন বিত্রস্ত পাঞ্চালীর বিস্রস্ত কেশ-আকর্ষণ করে হিঁচড়ে টেনে এনে ফেলল সভার মাঝে, -- যখন আত্মীয়-অনাত্মীয় পুরুষদের নির্লজ্জ চোখের সামনে বিবসনা করল কুলবধূ দ্রৌপদীকে, তখন দুঃশাসন কী একা ছিল? সেদিন পাঞ্চালী বিবস্ত্রা হয়েছিল...

Tiger’s nest

Tiger’s nest

The sheer rock face  threw a challenge We accepted it. The myth talked about a flying tiger We accepted it. The shenanigans of an ancient monk Reinvented with passing time.  We accepted it. The journey should end At the hermitage, We accepted it. The...

Brunei, a Walk with a View

Brunei, a Walk with a View

It's late afternoon in late December, as I walk past the Subok lily ponds, over a wooden bridge up into the woods. The incline is steep for a kilometer up to a sandy path running along a ridge. Sometimes enclosed in rainforest and other times open or fringed by fern...

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The sadness in your eyes so subtle & delicate and when I asked you, you just smiled with whispers trapped in time. 

Desert Rain

(JP/ALL- Jaipur/Pushkar- India) Imagine the cities of Jaipur and Pushkar, two big hubs of tourism in Rajasthan, home to the Thar Desert. I know what your first mental image would be- two cities, dry and hot, a climate fitting of a desert? My friends and I recently...