Five minutes this morning that grip! Photography talk with someone late last night which led to thinking about what is it that photos do to our conscience. Nan Goldin’s brief words, not on photos but on life and its ways. There is a removed poise and an acknowledgement of the human condition… and yet empathy and […]


“Friends, Romans and countrymen… Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.” Immediately brings back EconHist professor from university. He’d start his day’s lecture by addressing the bunch with this line… Dude would play Beatles in the brief minutes before lecture and during breaks. Remembering the romantic! And drawing lessons to move ahead with. It is remarkable […]

03/07/2018Nussbaum. More I discover, more she feels familiar. A Himalayan sky, close to the Annapoorna trail only deepens this feeling.“ If you hold your commitments lightly, in such a way that you can always divest yourself from one or the other of them if they conflict, then it doesn’t hurt you when things go badly. But […]

Clocking time on earth and the experience of it

25/06/2018BLRDonald Hall, your words serve a beacon for this one who is progressing along, trying not to intensely gaze at each passing month, at each year… and just live. With the force of a Himalayan stream, Alaknanda may be, and flow down to Haridwar and spread out in the plains to meet the evening of […]