Month: January 2020

The Rajpath and the Ruins

His yesterday’s guilt made him wake up dot at four in the brahm mahurat. Even though he left home at five. We reached on the Rajpath in the darkness of the dawn. Never was Delhi be heard and felt from the pride and the energy with which they marched past. With the bands of each regiment leading the way. The drums, the beats, the smell of the young sweat, the valor in the air. The discipline, the clacking of the iron bar beneath their marching boots to the tar ground woke us all up. The mist, vapours coming out of mouths while a woman officer commanding against the street lamps of Rajpath takes you close to colonial India’s cold faced armies. The varieties and improvisation that has gone through in making them could be seen. It was there day. It was our day. It was a day to feel Indian when only wind moved when the national anthem rang through our nerves together. Every being was still but the wind. A day that turned long. …

Towards Peace

Peace might not mean getting everyone else to do what you want them to do. Instead, it may involve understanding that people don’t always want what we want and don’t often believe in what we believe. Everyone has their own narrative and is struggling with their own fears. We can begin there. Most of the time, people want to be seen, understood and appreciated. And if we can offer someone dignity, we give them a gift that’s difficult to find.

Seeing Clearly in 2020

I’ll only use that 2020 riff once. But it was on-point enough to have been worth waiting for. For most of us, 2020 is going to be a turning point. Because it’s another chance to live tomorrow over again. A chance to reset, to decide what’s important and what’s worth working for. Not a New Year’s resolution, because all those resolves; and I ll tell you that all of them have already been attained. Yet there is something akin to stepping up, has to be done as there ought to be a result this year cause it was never this how it happened. So To earn it and pen it before you all and before the clock strikes 12, again. Here are they. 1. To be flexible to twist as much and yet be the strongest : I can be called as an embodiment of a chewing gum. The Capital is all it’s going to take from here. It is lovely to learn about not breaking down but moving however so slowly that you could …