Lakshmi Bayi

Possession

Possession

What do I possess in this world ? The Sunsets are mine and all the Moonrises Even the fugitive one...

Lament of Mahisha

Lament of Mahisha

Yes I have waited through All these days of battle And nights of hunger When I pined for you Fantasised...

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Health in the Vedic Age

The traditional Indian health system is called Ayurveda or the science of Long Life. There is a predominance of the...

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram There were four stately temples in me the sea dedicated by four warriors No longer can I remember which...

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Avanamcode and the timeless teachings of Aadi Shankara

Sri Aadi Shankara is easily among the most famous of Indian philosopher saints. His contribution to literature is stupendous, especially...

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The silence of conversation

There will come a time my beloved When my most intense conversations with you are carried out in silence The...

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Call of the sea

We had swung in a primal amniotic sea spewed out to a dry  land Memory failed, yet the body never...

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Beautiful black

The shy pink of the dawn rises from the midnight black The yellow tendrils of the Sun clamber up a...

GHOST STORIES

Silence

What will you say When they ask the reasons for your silence? Were you too dense to catch thoughts shouted...

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Enduring devotion

Countless times have I told You of my love How many times will You reject me so that fed up,...

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Navarathri Winter

If love was just that thing communicated in silence A sculpture made of dewdrops and dreams And tears kissed away...

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Triumph in loss

I lost my confidence in myself as a warrior who defeated Indra I lost my army, my kinsmen, kingdom Along...

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Devi

Devi Kanha! Milking the cows was devotion to you The Milk my Naivedyam for my ever hungry Lord The clank...

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Till next birth, my love

The same Sun that clambers up The East and slide down the West to unfailing pop up the next dawn...

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SREE RADHA

Who would call it wrong ? This beating of the heart like a thousand kettle drums My mad search for...

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Vrindavan

All Vrindavan was just A backdrop for You And Your various loves   The absorbed love of Yashoda The quiet...

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Migrant Musings

This is a country for the rich whose work we willingly do The summers are so hot We inhale the...

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Migrant Pain

My father, reeking of sweat and liquor Beat up my mother and my sisters Reserving just a shove for me...

Capture

The Demon

In the land where cows are revered I was the bull, used as a stud for long and then castrated...

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Ode to Ma

Ma Kali, everything was just You And though people liked to refer to You With different names I learned my...

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Radha and Krishna: The beginnings of eternal love

Krishna looked at the dead and valiant Yadavas piled one on the other. Samba’s aborted embryo had mutated to a...

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An ace actor who was also a Gentleman

Irrfan Khan was able to show the magic of his acting not just through his eyes but his voice as...

Covid 19

Song to Covid

Whether they made you Deliberately mixing particles Or you came into being Just like that, it does not matter now...

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New India must move far away from its tragic past

More than 70 years after Independence from a foreign power, we are still floundering about in waters muddied by warring...