Look out at the July skies! Ready to burst open at anytime. Mountains of clouds come floating with no warning; heavy hearted they hover around for a while, then they pour down… The hooded clouds, like friars, Tell their beads in drops of rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow June-July rains are entirely different in Kerala, myContinue reading “Shades of Rain…”
Monthly Archives: July 2016
This being human is a guest house…
‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ is a Sanskrit verse from the ancient Hindu scriptures which means ‘your guest is equal to God’. The respect given to a guest in Indian household is conveyed through this saying. A guest is received, treated and entertained with utmost hospitality and with open hands and heart; his comfort is ensured byContinue reading “This being human is a guest house…”
Inebriate of air am I…
Who else can elevate your spirit on a grumpy Wednesday morning?! Emily’s poetry works as a magic potion. The mood monsters that can slow you and dull you are spirited away and thrown out of the window by a Dickinson poem. This one did spirit me up today! I TASTE a liquorContinue reading “Inebriate of air am I…”
Glimpses of Vietnam-a second part to Street Cries!
Sarojini Naidu’s ‘Street Cries’ comes alive again; this time in Vietnam. Happy to share some of the street scenes here. Glimpses of the face of Vietnam…images of hard working, diligent, industrious women of this country along with the beautiful lines of the ‘Nightingale of India’, Sarojini Naidu. ‘Street Cries’- A poem by SarojiniContinue reading “Glimpses of Vietnam-a second part to Street Cries!”