Sacrifice or slaughter?

Never had I seen heads being chopped off their bodies than recently. My soul was shaken; my breath was taken; my heart was frozen; my faith was broken–as I witnessed the murder of innocent animals in a North Eastern temple recently. Recently I happened to go to the Kamakhya temple, a well-known Hindu shrine located…

Where are you Sparrows

Where are you sparrows? An age has gone since I saw you. I seem to have seen you when none of us had mobile phones. I crave for the chirrup that used to capture my heart. Those days were lovely. The morning sun used to be golden brown. The life was smooth, simple and extremely…

Agra: The City of Taj Mahal Looked Aweful

Hardly had I imagined that the city of Agra would look so distorted, derailed and dreadful, when I recently planned to visit the Taj Mahal again, for the 3rd time.  In previous two visits, I had paid less attention to the city due to various reasons; one of which is that I had gone in…

Tasting life in the realm of water

Water is life; life is water. It is not a cliché said out of a purpose to share a mechanical write-up in order to impress my peers but a line experienced through a surfeiting visit to the western ghats of India—where water is alive in phenomenal textures. Seriously, you come to know this while running…

A video from my Manimahesh Yatra

Manimahesh Yatra clip My friend—Anit–who teaches English at Bharmaur Govt College, called me in January or February 2010 inviting me for the annual Yatra to Manimahesh lake (also known as Dal Lake, Manimahesh), situated in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of el. 4080 m. It is believed that God Shiva…