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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… #poemI can press like on one and retweet another with ease;practising my likes & retwerts requires grit and strength that I am... read more

ego-phant

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. I stand tallAtop shoulders Of giantsI see farI see wideBut alas a shameI miss the elephant in the room!A... read more

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 (along with Dr. Sudarshan and... read more

Moving COVID-19 control from governments to communities

This is an edited version of an op-ed for a newspaper that did not see the light of day. Some of the ideas expressed may be dated given the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, but the op-ed was addressing the nationally applied lockdown situation prevalent then. The central “dogma” though of moving action from a central State to communities applies across national, urban, district and other... read more

Tukde Tukde hum nahin, tumhara tootna mumkin hai

टुकड़े टुकड़े हम नहीं, तुम्हारा टूटना मुमकिन है – उमेश श्रिनिवसनयह जो बैर के पहाड़ खड़े किए हैं तुमनेसोचा होगा के हैं हिमालय से भी... read more

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