Month: May 2019

Lotus in a Pond

This painting captures the significance of the lotus – undoubtable purity. Amongst the impurity and disorder around it, the lotus stands atop it all, a crown jewel that is held by the most renown of Hindu deities. The white lotus amidst the pink ones represents my mind, serene and calm, indifferent to everything around it. […]

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Lost and Found

You say you are lostI say I am foundIn this whole game of lost and foundLet’s go for an earthly roundFor we talk of stars, skies, and galaxies yet unknownLet’s discover the gems which are knownYes, it’s sometimes boring to live a mundane lifeWhere the mind escapes into the world of imaginationWhere the heart seeks […]

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The Real Freedom

Search outside and it will bind youGo within and it will find you.Eyes are same, lens get changedEverything appears so well arranged;As ifI am alive, I am awakeObserving it with each intake.Ego has gone, self has dawnedThe inner joy knows no bond.For it is free of all the chainsAnd dances in the blissful rain.Tasting each […]

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Land of the Five Rivers

This painting is based on the photograph published in the Hindu dated January 25, 2019  Tiruvaiyaru is the place of Samadhi of the great music saint Sri Tyagaraja.  This is the place where the Tyagaraja Aarathi is held every year in his honor.  This photograph inspired me to paint this beautiful place which captured my […]

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Persevere

Eyes open to darkness emitted,Through crevasses formed between curtains.The mighty star,Playing second fiddle,To unforgiving clouds. A night worth of rest,Not enough,For a body consumed by weakness,Wakes to a bleak dark morning. Throat dry but all else wetAnd suddenly a dose of regret.The body must persevere through a day,Where one perspires,Even as the temperature drops. Perhaps […]

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Lust

Trail of loveSkin deepOf the heartBanging soul.Nearly a kiss –Making love in reverse,Head fuck.Lust festeringIn a wound so openIt eats itself clean,And then love begins again,Filling spaces.You twirlAll brown and greenAnd sparks.Lush as outsideBy your side.I watch your eyes turnFrom wet to dry,Praying for rain.Moistness sets alightThe orange wallsAnd your eye-liner.Love lingers and floatsWith the […]

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Shall we?

So the count of democracy has its mandate made clearLet’s take in reality shall we?Five years since the last time it did the same in a different veneer The road ahead has to be walked, shall we? Enough has been spoken on what was, but mighty little on what could be… Get started already shall […]

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Ticket

Wild love ephemeral.Jarred hyacinth,Monopoly.People at the window,Affray.Dethroned raindrop,Nettle’s formationsSting of late spring.Lawn littered,Downer.Recycling bags overturned,Decay at playEarly.Bodies in the kitchen,Ashtray.Watching starkA pianists reminisce.Sale for cash,Ticket.Tailored jacketsPace shrub-land.Oily riverWater ripples in spirals.Estate.Grooves of mud sweat.Peeling paint of the metalPark bench.Absent these days,Cold Please follow and like us:

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असफलता की नींव पर

असफलताओं के दौर में,सफलता एक ख़ास मिली,शायद कुछ और मेरे लिए है चुना,कुदरत से ये आस मिली। मुड कर जब मैं देखूंगा,पहुंच कर उस ओर,ये दौर याद कर हँस लूंगा,क्योंकि हूंगा मैं किसी ओर छोर। मेरी कामयाबी इसी असफलता की नींव पर खड़ी है,असफलता ही तो यारों उन्नती की कड़ी है,मैं गर न हार जाता […]

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Someday

And someday, when all this fussing is over you’ll see,That jasmines and jaguars are made of the same elements of matter and that the blood that flows in the veins of the hunter is ruled by the same laws of flowing and bleeding as the hunted and both will one day become the medium for […]

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On Stage

I have dedicated this particular one to my soul sister, Joyceline. I believe in her and I know that someday, she will be flaunting her beautiful voice on a stage. Please follow and like us:

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Desire

She is what others seek, the desire they hold close to their chests. With her lips moist and a poisonous purple shade, she passes men by to fill them with longing, awe, and regret and leave behind a tantalizing scent. Please follow and like us:

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Faces

Many faces entrapped in many stories. No context, just their form for you to see.  Please follow and like us:

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The Faces that guess our Thoughts

These faces, they guess our thoughts. They pass us by, judging our perceptions of what is right and wrong. And they remain a portrait of numerous faces, their stares overwhelming us. Please follow and like us:

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Shades of Femininity

Feminism and the eternity and completeness in womanhood have always inspired my art. Correlating and equating the Eternal femininity with the humane form of a woman is something that gets expressed through my art. My artwork focuses on celebrating the divinity in women through the metaphysical aspect of Hindu philosophy and the corresponding worship of […]

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Salud

Shobana Mathews, our literature curator, is a Bob Dylan fan, period. When someone publishes a dissertation titled ‘Folk Song as Poem: A Critical Study of the Lyrics of Protest Folksinger, Bob Dylan’ they earn their claim.  Read her serenading Dylan on the occasion of his birthday and join in on the celebrations in the comment […]

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Flames of Blood

Ferocity, cruelty, barbarity, and painKashmir’s progeny butchered in vainBlooded streets and souls ripped apartWounded bodies with a kindled heartTHEY shoot and break bonesTHEY suppose guns are equal to stonesOh look THEY’ve blinded the valeScared caricatures, yet we sailTHEY cremated the cuddly homesThere stands nothing but rags, ruins and domesA mother whose end is nighWaits for […]

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The Essence of Self-realization

The human soul is intangible in substance, ambiguous in form and is often left unnoticed. But for those who have seen what there is to see and felt what there is to feel, they find their soul. And that is the essence of self-realization; the discovery of what one is beyond matters of the flesh, […]

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Humanized

We have outgrown our basic instincts and overdone everything, from crossing oceans of water to setting our sights on a sea of stars. We were here on this Earth to cry, laugh and pass on. And then we were humanized. Please follow and like us:

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Quest for Deep Meditation

I feel the depth within the“self”. I meditate to contemplate this “self”, traveling with my soul beyond the concepts of time. And the bigger I stretch my horizons, the more colours I see, the more happiness I can spread around me. Please follow and like us:

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