Kaifi

Many years before I knew anything about poets or Urdu shayari, there was a song I loved and watched over and over whenever it played on Chitrahaar. Tum inta joh muskura rahe ho....was simply haunting, clinging on to you even after it ended. In the voice of the iconic ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, the song… Continue reading Kaifi

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A grand dark cloud gathered all around her. She wouldn't be lying if she admitted that she knew it was lurking around, ready to swallow her whole. Standing at the edge, knowing how close it was, how easy it was for her to take a step and fall into that bottomless pit, made her clinch… Continue reading Same same but diffrent

Jagaava

In Hindu Mythology, Sagar Manthan refers to the churning of the ocean, an epic battle between devas (gods) and Asuras (demons), a myth from the Hindu epic the Bhagavata-Purana. At the beginning of this episode, the devas and asuras are lined up on opposite sides, trying to use Mount Mandara to churn the ocean in… Continue reading Jagaava

Kairos

Kairos: in Greek literally means when 'the time is right'. What time in the day is your most desired? The quiet moments between sleep and consciousness when you first hear the morning sounds around you or the dead of night when everything has slowed down, and the sound of the cold breeze keeps you ablaze.… Continue reading Kairos