* Viraha (Hindi) – The realisation of love through separation. A dedication to the town of Rishikesh, to which I was to travel today, but haven’t because of the COVID lockdown.
“I choose to visit it again & again because it provides solace to my soul and leaves me refreshed & rejuvenated to carry on with the humdrum affairs of my life with greater vigour.”
A peep through a break in the wall. Flowing, aqua water below. Steep rocks to climb down. White, sandy, riverine beach. Solitude, tranquility, serenity…
From a recent visit to my haven in the hills of North India. Continue reading →
It’s my haven. My sanctuary. My sanity, my solace, my succour.
Its meandering, the twists and turns of the mind
Its rapids, my blood surging, the multitude of thoughts & emotions Continue reading →
As the flames light up
So does my heart
Late-November. Evening lapses into grays with vivid orange flashes of dusk. Driving towards a long-standing desire. Where different millennia are juxtaposed in one single geography.
Destination reached, I park and alight. And take the bridge across time. Continue reading →