Apne dhun mein magan (lost in one’s tune)
God is a sculptor and Arches National Park is his workshop.
Head to Moab,Utah to see one of the most unusual landscapes in the world; a unique collection of more than 2000 natural sandstone arches. Prepare to be stunned!
Your constant companion
You lie if you say you don’t know me
I’m the one who sits beside you in the empty passenger seat
I’m the stranger who smiles at you at the mall
I’m the blanket you wrap yourself in every night
I’m the clock you hear ticking in the hall
I’m the breeze that ruffles your hair on a cold winter morning
I’m the scream that reverberates through your lonely frame
I’m the earth who cradles you in the grave
Here’s some mundane inspiration–
We run around everyday busying ourselves with mundane routine
Getting the kids off to school, soccer practice, summer camp
Going to work, coming home and working again
Getting dinner ready, walking the dog
Worrying about the future, finances
We continue doing the same old mundane things
We fear to stop and think
Beyond the mundaneness
We continue like busy little ants until
Something steps on us with a giant shoe
And life is over as we know it
If we survive we become philosophers
To give others mundane wisdom
That no one cares to hear
Since they are so busy living their mundane lives
Occasionally I come across someone who is not so mundane and is able to delve beneath the surface. Sid Sharma is one such person. He interviewed me recently for Asian American News and I think he got me right!
Find out for yourselves here!
Who wouldn’t want to live in a place called Freedom? But is an address enough?
Today on India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations I want all of us to take a moment to reflect on what does it really mean to be free–as a race and as an individual…
Below I’ve tried to pitch in with some of my thoughts—
We are not #free until we are all #free
#freedom from bigotry
#freedom from slavery
#freedom from inequality
#freedom from oppression
#freedom from child labor and abuse
#freedom from poverty
#freedom from corruption
#freedom from abuse–of humans and animals
#freedom from inequality (race, gender and everything else)
#freedom from forced prostitution
#freedom from illiteracy
#freedom from casteism
#freedom from child malnutrition
#freedom of expression
#freedom to be me
I am sure there are many things I missed but the general theme is the same. Let’s all strive together and really make the world a place called #Freedom 🙂
NYC Skyscrapers. pic credit- Simi K. Rao
The Accidental Wife
Excerpt- Nothing is Impossible.
How long he walked or how far, he wasn’t aware, just that it was critical for him to keep his body in perpetual motion. When abruptly, amidst an enclosure of several tall shiny buildings, he was forced to come to a standstill. It was as if the looming giants had all ganged up and were hellbent in fencing him in.
Alarmed, he glanced around, searching the faces of his companions, but none appeared to share his uncanny experience. It must be in my head, he thought, closing his eyes and taking in several slow, deep breaths.
Then he looked up warily.
The mammoth structures of concrete and steel, they towered so high it looked as if they were scraping the sky—reflecting man’s eternal quest for the ultimate. And they were all beckoning to him, urging him to join them in their quest. Rihaan responded by drawing his hands out of his pockets, reaching up, craning with every fiber of his being. Yes, if he tried hard enough, he too could touch the sky. Nothing was impossible.