Write more, get some sleep and don’t drink Pepsi

Most nights I find myself in a staring contest with the ceiling fan. I try and count every circular motion. My eyes can never keep up. I can remember each and every time how it feels to fail at this. I am always sure I have lost count before. The hours tick by, they roll over like tumbling dice. The television watches me fall asleep. The bathroom... Continue Reading →

No man is a bird sanctuary

People like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and John Lennon had unrealistic dreams. They spoke of grandiose ideas that could never be translated into actionable plans; at least not in their lifetimes. I feel more inspired by those who dream for themselves, and for their loved ones. Years ago, one of my friends start making plans to build a... Continue Reading →

The love after the storm: Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

I discover beauty, in physical forms, while birding. I try to cup its essence like palm leaves do a heavy shower. Most of it spills out of my hands. I hold hostage the thimbleful that remains through poetry, prose and photographs. I seek out boxes to put them into and admire them. Perhaps, even introspect about my own semi-charmed life that led me to these... Continue Reading →

Birds aren’t chained to our skies

The crack of dawn goes unheard even though it is drizzling songs inside. No matter the crooked ways of the world - birds aren't chained to our skies For a few years now, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary has been a nesting spot for the birder in me. It was where my love for birds grew a pair... Continue Reading →

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