The Anatomy of Sadness

It is a debilitating feeling that is clinging to me Making me inert, rendering me unstrong.  I find myself in a languid state of unravelling The pace of unravelling so slow  That I am not falling apart nor alarmed But am suspended in between action and inaction Between melancholy and dispair Between life and the […]

When My Eyes Can’t See

When my eyes can’t see  I’ll still be able to smell and hear and feel  And my eyes will see without seeing When my ears can’t hear I’ll still be able to smell and feel  And my eyes will be seeing without seeing And so my ears will hear through them When my sense of […]

Darkness And Light

The other day, someone asked: “Do you write light stuff, like humour or positive anecdotes? Other than dark stuff?” Now it was a funny question for me because I rarely classify my writing. And it’s been many years since I have deliberately thought in terms of darkness or positivity, or right or wrong, or good […]

Nobody is Listening

Silence. Cacophony. Silence. Chaos, din, noise. Clutter, clatter, incessant chatter. No respect, no structure, no coherence. Just noise. Defeaning noise. The silence is because I go deaf in between. Deaf when I am not speaking, that is. And it is at such an impasse that the world stands today. The day when everyone would be […]

Mukherjee’s Banter #1, Pune to Anywhere via Somewhere else! — Pune365

Introducing a new weekly column on the city, its people and their lives by Business strategist, writer and columnist Sanjay Mukherjee. He will write for Pune365 every Tuesday. The first time I flew outside the country, it was in 2006. I flew to Hong Kong, accompanied by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Pune-based learning… […]

Appocalyptica … Inky Pinky Ponky

Appocalyptica … Inky Pinky Ponky

The other day I was walking about aimlessly, looking here, looking there, generally in a lethargic mood, undecided about what I would do next, what I wanted to do, and very aware that in the meanwhile, work and errands and chores were piling up. It felt good to just take a walk without purpose – […]


“They are afraid of change but their boss has faith in you. Have no fear and complete what you started. When they see the benefits to them, they will stop seeing threats, and they will stand with you too.” This was the advice my spiritual guide gave me many years ago when I was faced […]

Loose End

Loose End

One day, walking down this road You’ll see all the roads you’ve ever traveled All the crossroads, all the turns And you’ll meet all the different you’s you’d left behind There’ll be mirrors at every corner Who will you see then?   All the little ghosts will walk with you Hold your hand and remind […]

A Verse on Time

What’s an hour more or less In an endless stream of hours? As day gives way to night And night blossoms into day, There is only a mist of conscious thought Hiding the reality of sub-conscious awareness. I see visions, people, objects. I hear sounds, words, voices. I wake and sleep not knowing one from […]

The Mirror

When you look into my eyes Is it me your seeing Or a reflection of your own self? When you listen to my voice Is it my mood you hear Or a resonance of your own feelings? When you hear my words Is it my thinking you recognise Or a vibration of your own thoughts? […]