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Chinmay Hegde

The Two Invisible Lines

Know Thyself is one of the few phrases I admire and abide by. As many great phrases and verses, this goes deep in its meaning. But I’m not writing any of it, as it is best when you discover it for yourself. I am writing about two things that largely influence what you’d be […]

Did You?

When you are in my arms smiling, Try listening to one of my intense heartbeats pounding. You gave them a reason worthier than just to keep me alive, Did you know how glad they are now, beating? When we lock our lips in love, Try reading through my pensive mind. […]

“Prajnanam Brahma”

Knowledge is divine is what everybody infers from the above line from the Rig Veda. As Sanskrit is hardly studied in depth in the current timeline, inner meanings of several verses of wisdom are often lost. Likewise is the case with Prajnanam Brahma. I studied in one of the Navodaya Vidyalayas, where […]

We Held On…

        When we fell, Like drops of milk onto the grains of wheat, For a moment we did feel the disparity’s heat. But we held on as the two transformed in time, To be bread and butter, thankfully together in prime. When we fell, Rows rapped at […]

Before It Is Something Else

I have had a peculiar problem with my writing, specifically with the book-idea I have had since high school. Yes, I am working on a novel. From several years now. (Some of my childhood friends might raise their eyebrows, “Still?“) Initially, I had written a story about 60k words and my […]

Missing You This Valentine’s

I was in the garden this Valentine’s morning, That I turned in wonder to a familiar fragrance, Could it be you behind me, silently following? But then it was a little white flower saying hello in salience. Then there was this rumbling breeze nice and slow, Could it be you […]

Working in Empty Spaces

Because it’s almost a month now that I wrote something, I took some time to sit back and think. I remember reading Umberto Eco‘s interview to The Hindu (link here) in our textbooks back in my 11th standard. It was one of my favorite chapters, primarily because I myself was […]

I’m Waiting…

By my balcony I stand deluging in the raindrops, Searching you in one of them to feel my unspoken teardrops, With my eyes closed, as that’s how forever with me you stay, And my breath profound, ‘Coz I breathe you every day. I stare at the starry and gorgeous night-skies, […]

ಎಪಿಸೋಡ್ ಎರಡು: ನೀರುಳ್ಳಿ ಹಾವು

ಬಸ್ ಸ್ಟ್ಯಾಂಡ್ ನಿಂದ ಇಳಿ-ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನದ ಬಿಸಿಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮನೆಯ ಕಡೆ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ನಾನು ಮತ್ತೆ ಹಿಂತಿರುಗಿ ನೋಡಿದೆ. ಬಿದಿರು ಹೂವಾದಾಗೊಮ್ಮೆ ಬೀಳುವಂತಹ ಅತಿ ಅಪರೂಪದ ಕನಸಿನ ನಡುವಲ್ಲಿರುವಾಗ, ಕರ್ಕಶ ಸದ್ದಿನ ಅಲಾರ್ಮ್ ಕ್ಲಾಕೊಂದು ಕಿರ್ರನೆ ಚೀರಿ ಎಬ್ಬಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಭಾಸವಾಗುತ್ತಿತ್ತು ನನಗೆ. ಕನಸ್ಸು ಮತ್ತೆ ಮುಂದುವರೆಯಬಹುದೇನೋ ಎಂಬ ಹಂಬಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತೆ ಕಣ್ಮುಚ್ಚುವ ಆ ಆಜನ್ಮ ಚಟ ನನ್ನನ್ನು ‘ವಾಪಸ್ ನಡೆ’ ಎಂದು ಈಗೊಂದು ನೂರು ಸಲ ಹಿಂತಿರುಗಿ ನೋಡುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡಿತ್ತು. ಪ್ರತಿ ಸಲವೂ […]