I have stayed away from ghazals for a while now. But a jumble of recent events had me listening to “Ab ke hum bichde” by the unimitable Ahmed Faraaz. The poet knows how to pluck the right strings to trigger a silent sigh that grows into a thunderstorm of pent … Read the rest “Ab ke hum bichade”
Few things match the “Oh yes, yes! Exactly!” feeling you get when you come across a poem that describes exactly how you are feeling at a given moment. James Kavanaugh did it for me this time.
My sadness has no seasons,
It comes when the leaves
Surrender to the persistent … Read the rest “My sadness has no seasons”
I have gradually come to the realization that one of the most valuable qualities in a person is ‘easy’-ness.
I refer to ‘easy’ as the quality of being easy to be with. Easy is low maintenance. Easy is a low energy, undemanding state. You are easy when people feel absolutely … Read the rest “The rise and rise of ‘Easy’”
A big hello to all intelligent life forms everywhere .. and for the rest of you out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.