Water

Water

I come in blue, I come in white, I come in green which is not so bright. Life to many, a resource to many, A wifeless life? That's so funny! I span across the wide globe, Wish I could drown a homophobe! For I've never had a family, and no one comes...

Going on stage

Going on stage

On August 4, 2021, the Euphonious Club of St Mary’s college organized a music fest to celebrate the 92nd birth anniversary of the legendary singer, Shri Kishore Kumar. The program started with an open mike invite. I hesitatingly went up on the stage to sing one of my most favorite songs of Shri Kishore Kumar, Tere bina zindagi se koyi shikwa to nahin shikwa nahi.

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The Need for a Narrative

The Need for a Narrative

I write this to share my thoughts about something that caught my attention in this post written by a colleague. What I found interesting in it was the expressed need for a narrative to frame this global Covid’19 crisis. That the current situation lacks a narrative that is grand, like those classics written by Tolstoy or Dostoevsky, to describe what is happening. I understand this impulse as it is something that I have been witnessing in various forms since this crisis began. It is the most basic response that human beings have, one of meaning-making. It is an attempt to grasp what is happening and in some ways foist meaning onto a situation to make it palatable.

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