I Am The Line

The wolves are at the gate Tearing at my patience with their claws They sneer, snarl, hiss epiteths All others have fallen and are in battle How long will my temper last? The day has been hard And it’s still daylight There is too much to be done The mind, body, spirit they falter Is […]

Across The Sea, Water

Across The Sea, Water

You cross the Sea And need a drop of Water to Live If You are Child of God And I am Child of God Can a Religion Separate Us? If You are Child of God And I am Child of God But I am Black or Brown Am I less of a Child of God? […]

Snowscapes from The Mountain Walker

Snowscapes from The Mountain Walker

Observatory Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, 8 January 2017, 1340 hours: Reached my favourite place near my house after snowfall – The Indian Institute of Advance Study. Located on top of a hill (known as Observatory Hill), one can enjoy beautiful views of the distant mountains on a clear day. Though clouds have gathered around […]

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 […]

Faith

“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 […]

The Gift

When I think of the pain and confusion and suffering that exists in the life of an individual human, my eyes fill up with an emotion that flows over as tears, while my heart aches with a dull, everlasting throb, as my brain presents the futility of life and living, slowly draining the will to […]

Meet #SamanthaGash of #RunIndia

Meet #SamanthaGash of #RunIndia

On August 22, 2016, Samantha Gash, a young Australian endurance athlete, will begin running her biggest ultra-marathon yet: #RunIndia, a 3800 kilometres run across several states in India from Rajasthan to Meghalaya. The run is expected to take 76 days at a planned pace of 50 kilometres a day and during the journey, Samantha and […]