“If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

I whispered my secret to the four winds

An eavesdropping cloud breezing past, picked it up and ascended heavenward

The wind carried it silently to the trees

Murmuring among themselves, the branches spread the word across the forest
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The Tree Of Life

Solidly alone.

A living, breathing, organism.
Centuries old. Rooted in history.
Mute witness to the cyclicality of civilization.
And the linearity of time

Solitary. Proud. Strong.
Incompatible with today.
A hark back to the times that were.
Before the city lost out to progress and modernity.
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So, I’ve been nominated for this Award by someone whose real name I do not know – how cool/weird is that – but thank you, Impostorpawn (@, and bless you! Not fully comprehending what it means, I’m assuming it’s some form of accolade, a recognition from a peer / fellow blogger that they kinda like my work. Well, thank you again! It means a lot. I’m proud and I’m happy that my pieces have a connect with a few of you out there. My work is reflective of me & my many moods and interests – I am a complex individual with what I think are fairly eclectic tastes. And before, in true subcontinental fashion, my acceptance speech drones on, thanks for the 3rd time. I’m blushing under my 6 o’clock shadow!

The rules for accepting this award are:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.

3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award.

4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.

5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

And her Questions with my Answers are:

  1. What’s the most important thing in your life? I’m tempted to say my daughter, but it’s my wellbeing.
  2. Why? Let me explain, if I feel good (and I am not very demanding in a material sense), I can do good for her, the rest of my family, the people around me, the world at large. Hence, my answer.
  3. Any unfulfilled dreams? Oh, plenty!
  4. Which ones? World peace (aint going to happen), discover the real me, fall in love again, cease worrying…
  5. What kind of person would you say you are? A complex, seemingly contradictory human with many a wart.
  6. What kind do you aspire to be? I want to find my innermost limits by looking within.
  7. Why? I see myself increasingly wanting to step away from regular life into a more soul-seeking kind of domain, so who knows? There are so many questions to which I want answers.

My nominees are:

Saya, whose poetry is amazing –

Akhiz, a soulful writer –

Syl, for his inspiring, spiritual stuff –

Sonya Kassam, with whose works I share a sure chemistry –

John White, who’s just so damn consistently good –

My Questions for them are:

1) What brought you to blogging?
2) Is there something you hope to achieve out of blogging?
3) What is your idea of a life well spent?
4) The finer things or the simple pleasures?
5) Do introverts make better writers?
6) What’s the one thing you’d like tell your political leadership?
7) What’s your favourite colour?

And I think I’m done, thank you very much. Cheers, everybody & God bless y’all!


Christian vs Muslim vs Hindu.

Versus Jew. Versus Buddhist.

Sikh. Yazidi. Zoroastrian. Atheist.

Brahmin vs Backward. Sunni vs Shia.

Native vs Immigrant. Local vs Settler.

Nation vs Country. Tribe vs Tribe. Brother vs Brother.

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