Rebirth

Rebirth I sit in this chair Surrounded by a few plants Breathing in the discussions of the motley birds watching the overgrown bamboo bend under its own weight I have been cowed down by my own inaction with simple inabilities to persevere looking back at all I didn’t do I feel no remorse no guilt …

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Oblique rants 2

At some moments, a greater intelligence speaks with urgency. Her voice tells me lessons that I have closed my worldly ears to. So she nudges my heart and asks it to set my mind free. Often she succeeds and then her wisdom lends itself to me. Like a road trodden by a million feet, my …

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Conversations with God

An excerpt from a conversation with my 2yr 8 month old :- Me: You keep asking me why for every little thing Pranav. I don't know everything! Pranav: Why don't you know everything? Me: Because only God knows everything and I am not God. Pranav: I know everything. I am God. Me: Fine. You are …

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6 bags and a new life

As I filled bags with thing to bring to the US, I scanned through seven years worth of accumulated things. Some things I gave away, others I packed and stored. But the memories, lessons, gains and losses of seven years have all come here with me. Sitting on the flight, I was determined to make …

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Confessions of a moody mind

International Woman's day is usually a day when I pray for all the wonderful women in my family and life. But this year, woman's day meant something different to me. After a hard 2010 year-end, 2011 is to me a chance to deal with all that unfolded last year and a chance to celebrate me. …

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Coping with a mother’s death

My essay about dealing with my mother's death has been the most viewed post on this blog ever. Even after years , it continues to be a post viewed by many. 14 years  have passed since Amma's death but her absence continues to be the biggest void in my life. While I once thought I …

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