Week after week, for years. #places
The familial ties that bind these people will hold for only a few more hours. The closest kin are called forward to strip the renunciants of worldly possessions—each piece of jewellery is removed and tucked away. Not a single face betrays nerves or reluctance. There are only loose, uncontained grins. Not surprising. Reading this from … Continue reading Millennials in renunciation
Theo and changing meanings.
Kafka had a proclivity for letter writing. His letters seem to affirm this. However, it isn’t in the content of his letters that one gets a remarkably sharp insight into this tendency to dress the self, but in a commentary on it. Rafia Zakaria writes - Reticent or eager, the internet age has made writers … Continue reading Virtuality
loop loop loop… (if Barthelme was to write. That tendency to write a word thrice… infected!)Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan first performed this Mirabai bhajan during his tour to India in 1979. That line ‘pritam ka kuch dosh nahi hai’ strikes differently, in this little room on the terrace, every time it arrives. How amazing, this timelessness of … Continue reading
26/02/2018‘We’d play until the moonrise’, she said, recalling her days as an eight year old, in Aligarh. Her face lit up every time a memory with Abbu in it, came forth. Abbu was the eyes with which the three children saw the world around their little home set amidst a sea of farm on all … Continue reading Until the Moonrise