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What I learnt from you!

I have learnt a lot from you. These few days for which we were associated closely, fellow voyagers, looking onto the tempests, not losing hope, and above all, trusting each other, finding the broken pieces of us in each others' eyes. Trust. Respect. Love. Friendship.

Team work. The essence of it. Placing the vision of the team above all else. Literally, above all else. Reducing oneself to just another part of a machine which is set to run to realize an age-old dream. A dream which each of us cherished from a long time for ages, not having been able to fructify it individually.

Truths about life. Hard life. Truths about people. Their characters. Their behaviour. Truths about ourselves.  How can this day ever be forgotten? When we can look into each others' eyes and just know what it is. What it means to be. When we can just know that this is meant to be, and nothing else matters.

How things change when people come together to work for a common cause, placing aside all the triv…

What's "Love"? - Rediscovered Self-ishness

Disclaimer: Radical thoughts.  On Love.  On Selfishness.  Continue reading only if you are brave enough to listen to a radical thought. 
The one very over-rated emotion in today's world is Love. Be it romantic or platonic. In fact, according to me, the core of both romantic and platonic love is one and the same. Plain affection. Because of plain selfishness.
Now, when I say this, I would see many a scorn bumping towards my face. I say, selfishness is a very under-rated human character. Or may be, the least understood character. Self-ish, like child-ish, brown-ish and other '-ishes', it's just another quality, which every speck in this Universe possesses.
Why does the Sun burn Hydrogen and Helium in its core? Or, why does the Sun exist? Isn't it because of it's own Self? Wouldn't it be inappropriate and utterly foolish of us to say, "The Sun shines for Us, it is there for Us!" How parochial can parochialism get? If it were the case that the Sun is …

The Big Bare Tree - Nudity and its Lessons

It was a long day today. An unplanned agenda unfolding itself to be experienced, as it came. Just like life. No following the rules, even if we do frame them articulately. It all comes with its own set of 'rules' or a lack of it, if it can be called so.

As I stood at the Court Circle with my friend, having laughed my wits end with her, munching on a piece of Kachori, my eyes caught sight of a big bare tree. No leaves. No green. Just the majestic tree, in all its splendid nudity. It was beautiful. And I kept thinking about it all along my way home. Pure beauty is infectious. And unmatchably heady.

Trees have always captured my imagination and attention. Not all of them, but only those, which stand there stretching their arms out far and wide, looking at the Providence with a spark in their eyes, their face being flushed with a calm smile, earnestly looking at God with an inner voice saying, "I trust you, God!", and yes, with no lush green hiding their true beings.


The Winds and the God

20 brave years. How brave? What brave? How brave is brave enough? Enough of a score to have had lead her mind to a stand still. A stasis. Tired of thinking. Tired of making it up. Tired of the way the mind works.

The winds. Weathering the winds of variegated dispositions, all due to her sheer desire to give each of them, a chance. A chance which could save her from obscurity. The sheer instinct of finding that one gush of wind, which would make her world turn topsy-turvy. Yes. The winds, the mighty winds.

We should call it her innocence or strength? Obstinacy or hard will? Ambition or desire? Wanting to risk it or  just plain dumbness? Or a heady mixture of all these? She knows not. All she knows is, Yes, the winds came. And Yes, she embraced them. Embraced them with such purity of love and passion, that God alone could have understood what it all meant to her.

The winds tore her apart. The mighty winds. Gusty winds. Every time she was torn apart, she gathered her pieces. Tried to fi…