It's my birthday today. Thank you very much, if you sent out a silent wish into the Universe for me. This day in 2018, one month into my journey with WordPress, I woke up contemplating Suicide. Yes, you heard it right. That morning I found no reason to live. Absolutely nothing to tether me back … Continue reading Happy Birthday To Me!
"A week ago, my Facebook feed dropped on me a very astonishing piece of news. Amongst a pile of junk I was sifting through, I almost scrolled past it. Until something very familiar caught my attention. It can’t be, can it? Was it the same pair of eyes? “The Amazing Ascent of Baruntse by Baru”, … Continue reading The Call Of The Mountains : A Chance Encounter in the Himalayas!
Imagine you are standing on the banks of a pristine river amidst ice capped peaks. You gaze into the waters letting your mind gradually liquefy. Your thoughts ripple into a free-wheeling chat with the expansive blueness. Slowly and meditatively you dip your toes first and as you get a semblance of the grounding, you lower … Continue reading The Call Of The Mountains : Like A Flowing River…
“The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no "meaning," they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it; there is a … Continue reading The Call Of The Mountains : My Shangri-La
Geographically speaking, a Conflux is a point where rivers collide. Atleast that’s what our eyes see. Much like our meetings where it’s more about a greedy ME! ME ! ME ! hogging the limelight and less about a healthy exchange of ideas; when rivers come together, there is a fierce struggle of identities. What lies … Continue reading The Call Of The Mountains : Where Rivers Collide
It started off with a loud NO! The year was 2014. September, an odd month when the whole of India experiences monsoon differently. Down South, wet and humid; up North, wet and cold. Not a season to travel to the mountains for sure (unless it's rains you are crazy about!). Since the day my Dad … Continue reading The Call of The Mountains : Gateway to The Gods
Learning to accept ourselves with grace is like a journey by train to a hitherto unknown location on the map for a getaway. It begins with delirious anticipation. Of the dawn of the day of departure. Of the destination. Of what the sights and sounds might be like. Of who we would be there. If … Continue reading Next Stop: Acceptance
“The world you live in is in its last vestiges. Hold on to dear old life!” That’s the media; print and television alike, peddling its ragbag brimming with doomsday predictions to people like me who are at home, quarantined since a month, fighting hard to stay above the quicksand of endless information that’s seemingly updated … Continue reading Doomsday Alert No: 3405! SORRY! NOT THE END!
Pain is an inexplicable thing. Not physical pain. Pain, that has sprawled itself like the mythological 3-headed dog deep in the recesses of our mind palaces. It lolls around idly, bobbing its treble heads in unison, in that vast expanse on most days. Snaking its way to spaces it’s forbidden to enter. Peeping into unnumbered … Continue reading Dichotomy Of My Identity: I Am A Survivor
I have got 2 words for you. Understanding MEN. I think I already hear people making a rush towards the exit button. Hello? Are you still there? Oh you are? Err...How come? Anyway, now that you are here, hear me out. From the very first time I laid my eyes on my little brother, I … Continue reading That elusive club called MEN…