Milton’s Mulberry Tree

In the picture below, the tree behind me is called ‘Milton’s Mulberry Tree’ and is located in the Fellows’ Garden of Christ’s College,my alma mater. It was planted in 1608, the year John Milton was born and later named in his honour. It is said that he sat under this tree (or rather its parent-tree, […]

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Hallows vs. Horcruxes

W. B. Yeats once said,“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper“. This is as true a statement as there could be! Sometimes it is the awakening of one’s intelligence and insight more than the sharpening of senses that helps us see the magic in the commonplace and […]

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The Paradox of Avatar Anurag

Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann once said,“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” Love is a powerful entity, as I pondered on in my article here, earlier. Love is a heady mixture, as they say. However, in this article, I am not analysing love as a general concept but rather love in a […]

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The White Horse

Pegasus.  البُراق (Arabic: ‘Al-buraq’ or ‘Lightning’). श्वेताश्व (Sanskrit: ‘Shvet-ashva’ or ‘White Horse’). These are just some of the few terms used for a ‘White Horse’ in the instances of its use in a religious/spiritual/philosophical connotation. The ‘White Horse‘ is ubiquitous in ancient texts on theology and philosophy. Right from the Celtics and Vedic civilizations to the […]

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(This poem was first published here, with the title ‘Satyashrama’, a term I coined. This poem is about the Truth (Satya) of existence, life and the universe. The word ‘Satyashrama’ is a conjunction of two words: ‘Satya’ and ‘Ashrama’ (refuge). Hence, Satyashrama means refuge in Truth. It could also be ‘Satya’ and ‘Shrama’ (Toil) which makes […]

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