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

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

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…… Continue reading Moving COVID-19 control from governments to communities

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…