Brahminism is Casteism

I remember a conversation where an acquaintance accused me of being casteist for using the phrase 'tam-bram' cuisine. I fought back energetically, saying but it's what my mother cooked. I am brahmin born, in a Tamil family. What am I supposed to call it?But this is our problem, those of us who are Sawarna. Our [...]

1001 Reasons

Never ask someoneWhy they fell out of love with you.They will have 1001 reasons. Each of them more poetic than the last.I promise you,You aren't going to like even one.So you will give them 1001 reasons to please love you. You will begin at sun up and end at sun up and thus you will [...]

A Prayer.

If ever there was a prayer for these Covid times, it would be this, "May all our sinks be ever filled with dirty dishes." For it meant a belly full of food. It means that we aren’t migrant workers, the poorest of the poor, walking hundreds of kilometres to our village, in the blazing sun, [...]

Miracles in the time of Corona

Is it pathetic that I weepTo have found a God who listened?If this wasn't proof then what was,A brand new Hawkins pressure cooker gasket.Although perhaps it was a goddess who would understandThe horror of looking at steam escaping impotently from the sides of the cooker.It has to be divine intervention,For I have never demonstrated this [...]

The Spear-Shield Paradox

There is an old paradox, ‘Irresistible force meets immovable object’. The earliest mention of this paradox appears in 3rd century, BCE Chinese philosophical book Han Feizi where it's called the spear and shield paradox, what would happen if a spear that can cut through any shield meets a shield that can resist any weapon.In Greek [...]


A brother dying ofMetastatic cancer in the ICU,Can't say goodbye.Not even through the porthole windows.Corona cruelly punishes you for things that you will punish yourself for all eternity,For not having the time to call, sorry was travelling.For not being the first to apologise, he started it.For missing out on birthdays, it's just the 44th, not [...]


Did you know that falconry is an ancient celebrated sport? The Peregrine Falcon, that majestic queen of the skies is trapped and captured and trained to hunt for the falconer. In turn the falconer generously shares scraps from the falcon's kill with her. It works best if she is kept slightly hungry, always yearning for [...]