You can't just read a poem once quickly, and expect to love it. Not like that. You have to give it space and time. Because timing matters in loving a poem. And so, you need to try, Read it again, multiple times, until the time is right and the poem speaks to you. You have … Continue reading How to read a poem
You see a tree that has bloomed and looks beautiful. Plenty of picture ideas hit you right then. You start capturing photographs with the phone that’s always in your hand. Pictures of the tree; in original, sepia, monochrome. Pictures of you standing - by the tree, in front of the tree. Solo shots, couple shots, … Continue reading Photographs – How many is too many?
You take me to the place And declare, "We are here". "This, here, is the monument We came to see". "Capture this I shall stand by it And then you Shall do the same And then we shall leave There are other places to see". A check mark We Strike it off a list We … Continue reading Sightseeing
Dear lovely readers, I have some exciting news. I started a newsletter a couple of weeks back. Every week I send out an email about books, movies, TV shows, recipes and other little things. Two postcards are out already! Only some postcards will be available at the archive. Subscribe so you don't miss out on … Continue reading Newsletter
Telugu movies seem to follow a common theme. The cast lists the usual suspects. In the lead, we have Allu Arjun, Prabhas, Mahesh Babu or the like. Brahmanandam for comic relief. The rest of the cast contains a subset of what seems to be a Tollywood supporting cast package. The supporting cast is recycled among … Continue reading Tollywood – A Love Affair
I didn’t know much about Kamala Das when I started reading this book. I don’t remember how it ended up on my list. I might have read a poem of hers somewhere. I decided not to look her up until after I’m done reading the book. I wanted to form an unbiased opinion of her … Continue reading A Childhood in Malabar by Kamala Das – Book Review
5000 years of religion in 90 seconds. History of Religion Also, found this article to be very interesting: Cyclic universe and similar ideas in Indic history A quote on evolution on earth from the Yoga Vasishtha (6.1.21): I remember that once upon a time there was nothing on this Earth, neither trees and plants, nor even … Continue reading Shoebox – II
*dusts cobwebs* I wanted to share a few articles that I've read recently. Mostly because I wanted to put them in one place (shoebox) and treasure them. Some random thoughts and articles on feminism America Made Me a Feminist: I had told a friend once, maybe 8 years ago, that I considered myself to be … Continue reading Shoebox – I
Fun. Need to do it more often.
Walked a lot today. Walked 30k steps to celebrate the big three oh. Nothing like some soul searching while exploring solo.