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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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

Bird Brains Open Quiz @ Bangalore Bird Day 2019

Bird Brain: The Open Bird Quiz announced on the Bangalore Bird Day 2019 site Since 2016, Bangalore has had the distinction of hosting the Bangalore Bird Day every year. This year, they introduced a Bird Quiz which was put together by L Shyamal & me. The quiz had an enthusiastic participation with over 50 teams…… Continue reading Bird Brains Open Quiz @ Bangalore Bird Day 2019

An anthem for the times: Madara’s Tukde Tukde gang

Nothing like music to communicate the anger and passion which sparks within. As the year winds down and the anger runs high, hip-hop artist Rahul Negi, who raps under the name Madara has released what I think will find a huge following among the political churning ongoing among several young people in the country. The…… Continue reading An anthem for the times: Madara’s Tukde Tukde gang

The puddle in the mind

A lotus bloomed over a puddle Glistening in the morning sun. A cheer to the shepard and to the maiden alike, While the fisherman pondered on.   A lesser plant, never seen, A strangled seed never green, Another lotus born together But never deserving any cheer.   What makes one a lotus What strangles the…… Continue reading The puddle in the mind