Lyrebirds

Lyrebirds are one of the most fascinating species of birds. They are master mimickers. Be it natural or artificial sounds, they can get it all. They even can mimic the sounds of camera shutters and car alarms!  Lyrebirds are ground living birds with strong legs and feet and short rounded wings. They are generally poor […]

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The Kashmir Knot?

Unravelling the Kashmir Knot’ by Dr. Hingorani, who succinctly addressed and discussed the legal nuances of the Kashmir stalemate, was a book review session at the University of Cambridge. He briefly mentioned about how the contextual evolution of the problem occurred beginning with British interests in the ‘Great Game’. Thereafter habitual bungling by Indian governments […]

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Vairagya and True Hindutva

There are times in a person’s life when one gets to observe and/or realise certain disturbing nuances of an ideology or organisation in such stark contrast that he/she is led to introspect and ponder over the ripple(s) in one’s mindscape for a fairly long time. On 22 February 2017, one such incident happened. Figure: Deen Dayal […]

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‘Darkness Everywhere’

It was the end of an era when Nehru announced Mahatma Gandhi’s death in Birla House, New Delhi on 30 January 1948. . Gandhi brought to the fore the idea of Satyagraha, a term that is comprised of two words: ‘Satya’ or truth, and ‘Agrah’ or insistence. Hence, ‘Satyagraha’ means insistence on truth. This, in practice, transpired into non­violent resistance […]

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Oryx

This poem was written for someone special (Ankita) while sitting in Doha (airport) in transit to the UK. A small piece that arose out of love and an almost other-wordly warmth in it. The inspiration of this poem was the image of an Oryx emblazoned on the tail wing of Qatar Airways. Like the Qatari […]

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