Anamalai doodles

Have never sketched. Did not think I could. High school drawing class was misery and perhaps played no insignificant part in this. Year-end slow-down unrelated to COVID-19 helped bring some pause to an otherwise tumultuous year. Two doodles from the hills. View of estate-rainforest mosaic from the porch A wannabe Great Hornbill

The hand and the mind

A chemical soup churns an ancient recipe,a salad of acids nuceic,a pattern so oft flawed,a twist & a turn,livin’ up to the font of a God?A nurture awaits the soup,hands not always gentle, words not often soothing,parsing the salad with a shifting key,an encryption undefined, unbroken.A million years of evolution,moments, minutes and years punctuated by…… Continue reading The hand and the mind

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Pointing to myself

I can press like on one and retweet another with ease; practising my likes & retweets requires grit and strength that I am still trying to gather; tired of pointing out everything that’s wrong with the world and realise that I’m complicit to what I point… In response to this “simple idea”


I stand tall Atop shoulders Of giants. I see far I see wide But alas a shame… I miss the elephant in the room! A prayer to the lord Whom I haven’t seen Nay a prayer to myself Far & wide ain’t enough Look within, break the blindness Of power, of ego…the elephant appears.…… Continue reading ego-phant

ಸೋಲಿಗ ಸಿರಿ/Soliga Siri

I have been wanting to upload this book written by Somasundaram and Jade Gowda about various aspects of the day-to-day life of the Soliga people (ಜನಜೀವನ), their folk-songs (ಜಾನಪದ), some extracts of their cultural heritage (ಪರಂಪರೆ) and reflections on the theme of world peace based on the Adivasi culture. The first author has literally built…… Continue reading ಸೋಲಿಗ ಸಿರಿ/Soliga Siri