Hima Kala Kendra

We knew her as Ms Hima Devi. I always remember her as a lady with immense attitude, a cigarette between her fingers, puffing smoke in our middle school classroom. After a while our Victorian "ha, hoo" shocked by her stance, simply stopped. Hima was just Hima... cool. No, we did not use that term then. … Continue reading Hima Kala Kendra


Joy… you can hardly wait for more.

It's like butter You love it, You spread it It's like chocolate Once you taste it, You'll crave for it It's much like ice-cream Cool, Even refreshing It's like mamma's milk While babies thrive on it As adults We've forgotten it It's like music When you feel it Inside you You sing along Tap your … Continue reading Joy… you can hardly wait for more.


Today again I'm alone; yet again so lonely My heart feels very heavy; the worries creep along Look, wispy clouds are wafting; yonder, romance is thickening The chill came along, it made its home here; But look outside, aren't those butterflies flaunting? Listen to my heart, in it lives the whole wide world; Hear this … Continue reading “Alone”

If it’s Houston this must be Texas… really?

If it's Tuesday this must be Belgium... but, Ask any Texan, Houston is Hewston... If it is mid-week, never say Wed-nes-day But if you're in New York, and Headed to Wall Street riding the subway, or walking on foot -- call it route 11 You're bound to cross Houston But wait... remember this street is … Continue reading If it’s Houston this must be Texas… really?

Bollywood fans? Awaara Dream Sequence Interpretation

By sheer accident a few minutes ago, came upon this site... Now what was I searching for? Yeah, Awaara - interpretation of the dream sequence in this film. For a project I'm working on in collaborative mode, I'd considered a very different interpretation for the end of this song... (without having ever watched the iconic … Continue reading Bollywood fans? Awaara Dream Sequence Interpretation

Technology Turns…

  Facebook का यह मेला क्या है? अजी समझो, यह एक भूल भुलैया है 'गर अन्दर गए, तो फिर बाहर आने की कोशिश, मान लो आप, वोह बेकार ही है. अब ले लो इस बला को जिसे कहते हैं लोग ट्विट्टर ... पंछियों की इस चह-चहाट में ढूँढें किस तरह से हम कोयल की उस … Continue reading Technology Turns…

Hah! Who fooled me?

Yeah, I got fooled... not on All Fool's day, not today, nor yesterday. Everyday, for the past  eight months, and especially over the last few days, I've looked at some archives of my photos! I've searched, and searched, and searched deeper for pictures I would like the world to see... even if they aren't exactly … Continue reading Hah! Who fooled me?

Buried whole…

Vacant days Empty space Blank verse Barren thoughts Forced words Deafening silence Frozen time Wasted talent Blinding signals Glaring darkness Bottomless hole Buried whole.

Gayatri Mantra… enunciation for my reference.

Aum (ॐ) Bhur (भूर्) Bhuvah (भुव:) Swaha (स्व:) Tat (तत्) Sa-Vi-Tur (सवितुर् ) Va-Re-Ny-Am (वरेण्यं) Bhar-Go (भर्गो) De-Vas-Ya (देवस्य) Dhi-Ma-Hi (धीमहि) Dhi-Yo (धीयो ) Yo (यो ) Nah (न: ) Pra-Cho-Da-Yat (प्रचोदयात् ) Learn these words by uttering them aloud. To practise saying the words, listen to the intonations in the chants . When chanted … Continue reading Gayatri Mantra… enunciation for my reference.

So long… summer!

Jeff Scher's blog, "The Animated Life", in The New York Times  has an exquisitely delightful rendering in oils and pastels, of visuals from the summer just gone past..."Summer Retreat". In a flash I recalled this animoto,  childhood's end... and my first blog entry.