Friday, 12 May 2017

Haitus

Haitus

can it be so
can it be called a break??
for rejuvenation or decay?

Decay prepares the ground for every growth
death for every birth

is it easy to die?
is it easy to turn into nothingness?

The hope of a light is not promising enough. . .
The despair too dark, too gloomy . . . caa i still sthink of a light ?

The flicker of goodness to come . . .  is inevitable
so is the doom of gloom. 
 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Check out the beautiful Kaas plateau  - Satara

The beauty and the aura of the place is mesmerising : The beautiful sunrise
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Flowers of all hues


Crystal clear pond

Violet beauty

Fields of flowers

The lotus pond


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

it has been ages

it has been ages since i wrote
it has been ages since i thought

how could i never think

how could i never????


was it lethargy
or a fear?

a fear that i could not think, write or disclose???

a fear that i will let myself out?

it is this fear which still holds the guts of my thoughts intact.

i cringe with thoughts . . .

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Balancing the tight rope of parenting


‘The child is the father of man’ never was this adage as true as it holds today. Given the fast paced changes in the socio-cultural milieu with the rapid technological upheavals, the task of bringing up children is becoming all the more daunting. The best way one handles situations is on the basis of prior experience. The parents of today would go back to their experiences of being parented and try to imitate the disciplining measures that they had to go through. But sadly today, they say, things have changed. They are told that the parent should be friends of their children and so in an attempt to toe the line and be a ‘friend’ of the ‘modern techno savvy child’ the poor parent falls prey to buying the new age toys for their kids – gaming consoles, mobiles, ipads, iphones,  the list takes an increasing upward curve on the pocket. The worst situation arises because we the parents are not aware of the hazards that this internet enabled mobiles or these addictive gaming consoles are to our kids. These are new to us, we do not understand the ‘new’ ways of the world, and so in an attempt to be called our kids’ ‘friends’ we fall prey to these baits. The problem worsens when we have then to monitor their gaming time for by then they are addicted to them.
The ‘Facebook’ is the new social world that our children are living in and now with ‘Whats App’, everything that my teenager does is broadcast to the world. We the ‘outdated’ parent either are oblivious to the happenings of the internet world that my youth is engrossed in or to make things worse some of us are so enamoured by these gadgets that we ourselves are immersed in self proclamation through these social networking sites.
The ‘I, me, myself’ culture is the predominant culture of the times and it is indeed very difficult to free oneself from enticing clutches of this culture. To teach the youth today is much more difficult when I myself am not following what I try to preach and thus the youth of today do not find a role model to emulate. We have not left them enough role models in the outer world and thus the task of becoming the role model for my ‘child’ is all the more an arduous task.
We complain of our youth clamouring for more, we grumble that they are not satisfied with what they have, that they are never ‘happy’ with what they have. I would suggest let us as parents reflect if ‘we’ have ever been ‘happy’ about what we have had. Have been ‘content’ with what life had to offer me. If I never cribbed about the world around, if I always had a smile on my face no matter what I faced in my personal life only then will my child learn these things from me. I cannot expect them from my kids if I do not give it to them.

I would make only one resolve as a parent today let me ‘mend’ myself if I wish to transform the youth of tomorrow. For the words of Carl Jung, the famous psychologist cannot be slighted: “Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”  

Monday, 21 April 2014

Lamblike Beast

Docile and yet powerful?
Is that possible?
Where can i find the recipe for this deadly combination?

This is the holy grail that i am in quest of
so they say.


Here there can be no Lancelot 


Only Penelope, ravished and outraged 
with a cracking throat, unheard sobs,
whom the world denounces - a whore !

It all her fault
her Helen-like beauty is her doing
she could have undone herself
why didn't she?
the temptress that she is 
the face that launch'd a thousand ships 
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?


the poor soul that fell in sin
the miserable creature seduced by the lamb-like lioness 
forgive him - he is unaware of his doings.

STONE HER! Burn her at stake !
The Witch! the seductress! the Whore should not be left on the prowl!





Thursday, 13 March 2014

Dirge

I am the dirge
 All happiness do I  purge
 Only melancholy can rule
 All is lost now
The remnants of  love slipping sand
The tight fist is at its highest low


Monday, 30 December 2013

Ring out the old

Feeling down and out as the old year is waning . . .
what is so jubilous about another second in the moment of this ageless wandering?
will this flitting moment all of a sudden in the nick of time erase the tremor of my soul?
will this changeover bring a makeover from nothingness to fulfillment?

Why should this one moment of time be Pricier than the next moment?

Can i not look forward to the next moment to be that big one that will bring the ultimate CHANGE!