Mausam

What can a change in weather trigger? A tirade of memories, a sense of longing or a stomach full of butterflies. If life is an adventure and the call of the new keeps the wheels in motion, then a sudden change in atmosphere, a low pressure hanging over the Arabian sea, something very banal and… Continue reading Mausam

Crickets

Sitting at my desk, the wind carries with it the humdrum of life outside. The chaotic little shrieks of children playing just after school hours reminds me of my happy childhood where I played for long hours outside, till my mother came calling for dinner. The incessant blaring horns signal a traffic jam somewhere in… Continue reading Crickets

Ambivalence

Enjoying a cup of steaming coffee Looking outside at the rather unchanged view from my balcony The mind wanders to the hills and its moss covered  pathways, A longing for the cool winds and smell of the earth takes over. Late at night on the rooftop looking at the city slowly going to sleep Wondering… Continue reading Ambivalence

Sabz Lamhe

Sabz...The Persian word سبز sabz means "green", "black", or "dark". In Persian erotic poetry, dark-skinned women are addressed as sabz-eh. Green the color of nature, presents itself in so many shades and tones in the hills and mountains, truly dark beauties standing tall, peering at you from different places. Gulzar captures these moments, these lamhe,… Continue reading Sabz Lamhe