Gillu knows he is a Superhero but his classmates make fun of him. Come join Gillu and his best friend take on the bully Duggu with a Grand Super Hero Plan!
Savour the Flavour of Kumaon
No, this is not a write-up about food! This is about Kumaoni – a musical language from the hills of Uttarakhand. A language that is slowly losing its identity due to migration of locals and very less written content available (even though the language is based on the Devanagari script). Folk tales in Kumaoni are... Continue Reading →
Shiva – The Innocent Lord
Shiva as a concept can never be explained wholly. This write-up is merely my understanding of Shiva. It may be flawed. It is definitely incomplete but it is true to my devotion of Shiva not merely as a God but as a Cosmic System. This just touches on one aspect - The innocence of Shiva.
A Messy Affair
There are only two ways in which one can convert life into a complete mess. – Fall in love and then work it out with both the families to come together for your marriage Renovating your house. And I seem to now have dire experience of both the situations. The second one is in process.... Continue Reading →
चंद गलियों से होकर गुज़री ज़िन्दगी, कुछ लम्हे भर की साँसे; आज चलते चलते रुक गयी घड़ी की सुईयां। लो ख़त्म हुआ आज यह जीने का भ्रम! बस कुछ दिन पहले ही की तो बात हैं वो नंगे पाँव दौड़ा करती थी, इस आँगन की गीली मिट्टी में उसकी खुशबू बसा करती थी। कुछ दूर... Continue Reading →
Lessons from a Palmist
A beautiful life lesson
I washed my hands clean, as I wished to meet the person who could read me between the lines on my palm and predict my past and future if not the present. I have seen him for the past decade and only now had decided to consult him and understand him and myself.
There he was sitting beneath the peepal tree, his only tool being a magnifying glass. He sat there the whole day where a few would come and sit with him and understand what lay in store for them in the near future.
What do you need to know son, asked he, as I stretched out my palm. Nothing in particular, but would like to know how my life would shape in general. He looked at me, reading my face rather than my palm. He did a cursory reading of my palm, a few seconds is what it took him to gauge my future and after looking again…
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Dawn of Spring
Spring has finally taken over the Winter Chill. The eerie silence of a cold winter is replaced by the chaotic chatter of the early rising spring birds. Somewhere in the middle of the night the peacocks decided it was warm enough to throw away their feathery blanket and indulge in a midnight soiree. Whoever said... Continue Reading →
Manohar Ghanshyam Pandey or Manu Pandey is the only one who has been to college in his village. Most of the folks have been to the secondary school of the village but Manu had the privilege of visiting his cousin who worked in a college canteen in Kanpur. Manu Pandey’s village is 300 miles from... Continue Reading →
A different take on the story of creation. May be God just wanted to have some fun!
The Odd Couple
A bouquet of dead flowers falling apart, dust covered the dates of the calendar hanging on the wall. The floor creaked as they stepped forward. His palms were sweaty, she felt faint. They never imagined this is how it would be for the first time. She held the bag tightly more as an attempt to... Continue Reading →