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

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… https://twitter.com/prashanthns/status/1268106704262017024?s=20 In response to this “simple idea”

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. https://twitter.com/prashanthns/status/1269573794093383681?s=20…… Continue reading ego-phant

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 बुलंदहम नहीं जियेंगे इनके साए मेंनफ़रत के टुकड़े कर देंगेटुकड़े टुकड़े हम नहीं, तुम्हारा टूटना मुमकिन हैजाओ रेंगते उसी गुफाह में जहाँ से साँप बनकर निकले हो तुम्हारा ज़हेर ना…… Continue reading Tukde Tukde hum nahin, tumhara tootna mumkin hai

We’re not scared, not cowed…

Further to the lovely poetry and music that the recent protests across the country have been producing (see my recent post on Madara’s Tukde Tukde Kaun?), here’s two more that we ought to celebrate. The first one is (possibly) by Vishal Bharadwaj that he recited at the Carter Road protests at Bandra (Mumbai), that apparently…… Continue reading We’re not scared, not cowed…