Streams

There are so many times I feel that I am stagnating. In a limbo. Getting nowhere, doing nothing valuable. Then I blame many things that have caused me to get into this rut, family expectations, my being a perfectionist by nature, living in a small town with few resources and close minded people. Today, again,…

Sing my dreams

      In my dreams I see you all again like yesterday when yesterday was nineteen ninety two We haven’t aged, Tho’ our eyes have changed Our world is torn in two. It could be more, say, three or four? Who knows for sure We stopped counting The worlds didn’t need us pure. Been many…

My city.. is old and new and in between

My city is old and new and in between In it, I am found and lost and never seen The colors are cries and the darkness sorrow Yet we all still hope for a ‘morrow You must go if you’ve never been See for yourself, its beauty sheen. We hide it well, its in our…

What does it feel like to be right?

Doing the right thing should feel different, even if belatedly, than doing the wrong thing. What if we can’t tell the difference. The lines blur the more you focus. And then, there are times when we think we are doing the right thing while doing the wrong one. What if, we still can’t tell the…

Dilli and Kolkata’s lesser known secrets.. famously hidden

What does an old city have ( and by old I mean at least one millenium) that can’t be beaten by claims of ‘modern technology’ made by a new one? And I agree with anyone who thinks that new cities have no right to claim anything. Period. But even in the best case scenario, for…

Up and about in Paris and London- Part 1- Rueil Malmaison

It is rare that anything that is much anticipated actually delivers more than what you expect. For me, after realizing that even science is full of hot gas most of the time, during my Ph.D., and being as disappointed as a child who realizes that its parents are also human, after all,  I was left…

Another unsuitable job for a woman…?

It may be because women are  more sensitive, or more prone to need extraneous approval for self esteem, but there certainly seems to be some types of work that make women prone to being depressed and suicidal. There are endless biological reasons related to hormones that make us more vulnerable at different periods of time.  …

The best years…

   If there is such a thing, I wonder what it would be for me, or for ‘a’ person. Some claim it is youth, but I have seen more youthful old people than youthful youths. Here I have to say that when G.B. Shaw said, “Youth is wasted on the young” , or perhaps it was…

Freedom or happiness..

Is there even a contest between what we should choose between  freedom and happiness, if we had to. Or is the answer very simple, like life is, according to many people. All the complexities residing in my head. To someone trapped in an unpleasant situation, freedom might mean more than happiness. It being likely that…

Acceptable life

Why is it that people want different things and yet follow a typical pattern? Why is it more accepted to want what everyone wants? We are likely to have a genetic composition that predisposes us towards wanting social approval, or society can’t have evolved to the extent it has. Altruism is only seen in genetically…

Paradise lost

This post will not be long. I have been castigated for writing posts that are too long for a blog and dull, to boot. I have been thinking of all the things I could have been doing, or perhaps am doing in the parallel worlds in existence, and if there were clear markers that I…