I started teaching an undergraduate course at a college that is allied with the one from where I graduated. I have taken exams in this very building. I’ve also represented another alma mater years later in a college festival and performed on the stage of this one. Now, I take the same road, stop at ... Read More
A famous couplet by W.H. Auden goes, If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. I thought it was desperately romantic but also insightful. Even in the most compatible of relationships, there is a certain inequality. Of power, of responsibility, of initiative and yes, even of love. At any point of time, ... Read More
Piano, sweet piano singing melodies that make even words with bad associations seem soothing. The power to alter sensations left by memory is given to a few. Fewer still that do it with gentleness rather than force.
I miss being fabulously single. I’ve been it for so long, it has become a part of my identity. A huge, glamorous, proud-of-it, reveling-in-it part which is the one thing that conflicts with being in a relationship. A good relationship is wonderful in a number of ways. But it still involves a lot of adapting ... Read More
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king In the middle of the desert, the cactus is manna But a sadist among masochists, is God. Or the Devil. Or both. Hurt me! Heal me! Kill me! Spare me! Nail me! Resurrect me! It’s pain and religion they need. The world is perfect.