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We All Play Mario.

Super Mario is the best game I have ever played. Or probably, it reminds me so much of the zeitgeist of my childhood – the innumerable bouts of amusement my brother and I had together (Mario’s younger brother Luigi thus gets an honorary mention) – that my judgement fails to be […]

Digestion

A poster at my home says, “Read, Write, Learn and Inwardly Digest.” I remember placing that poster up there 14 years ago with my brother, and it gets only occasional bits of admiration for the painting that encompasses most part of it. What is written there at the bottom is gracefully ignored, as […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Things You Cannot Outrun

Whenever I see this picture, I stop. Whatever the chaos my mind might be wrangling with, I halt. Howsoever my endless hustle could be, I feel numb. Because there is nothing to offer but watch. Drowning in the boundless ocean of recollections, I just stare. Defenseless. Yet unafraid… This is […]

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 […]

Long Term Ambitions

It’s often difficult to be in line with what our long term ambitions demand. Sometimes, it so happens that we come half way through and we realize that our priorities and the interests have changed. I watched a movie recently which was one my favorites when I was 17, and […]

Extremities Are the Ones That Count

Right from my childhood, I have always wanted the best things I see around, to be mine. I remember the time when the most sophisticated and the costliest compass-box came into our village’s only shop, when I somehow convinced my Mom and Dad to buy me the single piece available […]

What History Should Teach Us

I used to be a devoted student of history back in my school days. All the drama, twists and so many bizarre events were so fascinating to me. Even today, I give historical fiction a special place in my interests. If there is one big thing history bothers me very often, […]