Daily stories for wisdom & grace in the form of #TodaysTale
I found rage and poetry in autorickshaws. I’m threading them together for gentleness in a post COVID world.
My history is a slice of Bombay culture. A Konkani song sent me down nostalgia lane.
I’ve always loved Mumbai but now feels like a new lease on life. A second chance to truly experience every breath.
For some months now, Clubhouse has been my new social media toy. It has also been my solace, my refuge during the soul-shattering COVID-19 second wave. I’ve made friendships of a very different kind from any I’ve had before (even counting the pioneering days of chatrooms, blogs & Twitter). Hearing people’s voices through the dark desolation of a pandemic and having those voices be what carry you into choosing to wake up every day – this cannot be explained to somebody who hasn’t experienced it. This piece was written for a theme set by my steadiest co-host, Tareque Laskar – Better Days.
I mean, look at that sky! Bombay is so beautiful.
You can be grateful for the beauty & also upset at the ugliness. The things that inspire these co-exist & sometimes in the same place. Why would the feelings that these bring up, not be able to occupy the same mind simultaneously? Human beings can feel more than one feeling…
Do I have the courage to be loved by that which is bigger than me? Yes, it’s a question of courage. Also of ego. The spiritual masters say that love is a lesson in your own projections & insights on your being that appear as reflections in the beloved. I…
The image is a depiction of the Mumbai skyline done in makeup. The text is a story about Mumbai’s goddess.
I’ve been taking tentative steps towards normal life (or whatever that looks like) in 2021. Is this a rebirth?