Month: December 2018



On Our Papa’s Passing Away Day by day, he struggled To keep himself alert His health gave way gradually He saw visions we did not see. The brightness of the day receded Far, far into the wild He probably was aware The sun would soon set, not rise Darkness would […]


Breathing through the Veins of Eternity…Darjeeling

I stood still among the rhododendrons… Bursting with vivid red, yellow, orange and loosely-hung monochromatic tones, Bound not for the distant traveller, but for that little child sitting amidst the dense foliage of the tea-plantation… Thurbo, Gopaldhara and Tindharia all serrated with fancies, whims and Durga-puja wishes that disappear across […]



Without a thought or care We saw them polluting the rivers We saw them felling good trees With glee and lots of fanfare We saw them blasting virgin hills To widen roads for conveniences We knew they’re cutting the jungles To make buildings for residences We saw all harmful human […]


How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Pull out the specimen drawer see how I spent my summer vacation. I have been chasing butterflies from sunup to sundown hands full of pins and cardboard mounts covered in silvery dust from careless blunders. When I hang up my jacket for the night, my pockets are taped up tight, […]


Mundane, Magical

As the night casts its magic on an uneven divided city a megapolis vertical horizontal for others eyes wait eagerly for that eternal wanderer moon to light up seamy nooks and corners and a figure a stride a winged horse white, coming over seas and oceans astral visits illuminating inner […]


The 68% Division

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. ~Miguel de Cervantes The Maharashtra government, few days ago, have signed on a bill that can be described cowardly at best. By providing 16% reservation in govt. jobs and education to Maratha community […]