Lakshmi Bayi

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Ancients bless Annapoorneshwari’s abundant table

It was around the dining table of Shobhana, christened Annapoorneshwari or the Goddess of Food, that plans for the renaissance...

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The Dark Ocean

So I am your friend, is it? like the one you married or the one you did not marry Your...

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Amawasya on Pournami

Scientists declared hat it was the Moon which which made my spirits rise and fall As though I was on...

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The Sounds of War and Music

Music, as in the case of Love, belongs to those who revel in it. The lyrics may differ. The musical...

Resurrection

Resurrection

Was it not enough That I lost to you Openly and completely That my armies were massacred ? Their loyalty...

O Shankara

O Shankara

Do you seek to know me O Shankara? I am the very rock on which I fall gently as snow...

Lesson in love

Lesson in love

I learned to tuck you in Under my eyelids Breathe you in stealthily With the air I inhale I feel...

Worship

Worship

Nowadays Kali only my soul drapes around You as worship No longer giving You a bath, decking You up feeding ...

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Kanha

Kanha! Black darling of Vrindavan! They are celebrating Your birthday today They have washed You with scented waters Dressing You...

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How ancient Indians decoded the mathematics of democracy

One hundred percent is the whole of humanity. From its first recorded history, human society has continually experimented with methods...

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Ode of Mahisha

I sort out my luggage before this trip The bookshelves of knowledge I no longer have any need for The...

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...