“M.’s second disappearance only planted more questions, this time not of the motivation behind his repetitive abandonment, but rather the shelf life of memory: when he will forget me, when I will forget him, who will accomplish this Sisyphean task first. My bet is on him.”
What on earth? Feels as though I have sleeped walked through life and missed out on Hindi lit. Phanishwar Nath Renu’s ‘Rekha’ is such a force!
Moon over Delhi
31/03/2018Read Mir’s poems in the morning. Left Aligarh for Delhi. Arrived in Delhi’s fold, taking shelter under Qutub Minar’s shadow.
30/03/2018 Stood in the central hall of Maulana Azad Library of AMU taking a good look at this portrait of a man I had only heard of. There were many other men, present as portraits, who appeared as though urging one to see not just inward but gaze out - hard, strong and assertively, at … Continue reading
Aligarh’s cavalry14th Murray’s Jat Lancers was raised here. 120 sowars or cavalrymen made the cavalry regiment raised in Aligarh in 1857. These men and the horses were drawn from the region. I begin to imagine these cavalrymen on the roads of Aligarh today. The men, as sharp featured as now and horses of the finest … Continue reading
Experiencing Chinese level cheap prices for Indian snacks in North India. Will not leave until few more rounds of these. 36 rupees for all of it!