An airplane with many loved ones onboard gone missing; a ferry that continues to burn —a passenger jumps off the burning ship reminding me of the ones who decided to jump off the World Trade Towers – that unforgettable morning of a certain September 11; A blast that shatters the Church Street in Bengaluru killing … Continue reading

I am not moved at all

Balle Balle! Nation finally grants the gift – at least the gruesome carnage of 1984 can officially be called a “genocide”! Home Minister Sir, what would you call the destruction of Akal Takhat as? May I add that little forgotten Mosque at Ayodhya? You have faith in the “judicial system” Sir? Even I have but … Continue reading


They are swayed only by the winds; humbled, by the weather Their life span shortlived and they wilt as will – you and I. The slient witnesses of my neighbourhood park —fog, adorning dew drops. I offer them my living neighbours as silent an obituary an offering as they are. For what they are!

Raga Sri Alaapa

Dear Friends, I have been unwell for the last several weeks but especially with this persisting dry cough. I had to make an appearance at this wonderful event hosted by some very fine people and am glad that my voice held at least to some extent. An audio recorder had been placed but its Record … Continue reading

ਉਹੋ ਵੇਲਾ

ਇਹ ਉਹੋ ਵੇਲਾ ਹੈ ਜਦੋਂ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਤੇ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਮੈਂ ਹੁੰਨਾ ਹੋਰ ਕੋਈ ਤਾਰਾ ਅਰਸ਼ੀਂ ਜਾਂ ਕੋਈ ਦੀਵਾ ਫ਼ਰਸ਼ੀੰ ਜਗਮਗਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੁੰਦੈ ਉਦੋਂ ਇਹ ਉਹਹ ਵੇਲਾ ਹੈ ਜਦ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਤੇ ਸਿਰਫ਼ ਓਹੁ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਬਣਾਅ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੁੰਦੈ ਉਦੋਂ ਪਰ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਇਹ ਪਤਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਨਾ ਜਾਨਣ ਦੀ ਰੁਚੀ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਕਿ ਬਾਕੀ ਸਭਨਾ ਨੂੰ ਓਹ ਬਣਾਏ ਕੇ … Continue reading

shedding all the garbs

Vandalism? Communalism? Freedom of Expression? Law? Anarchy? Hurt sentiments? Until recently the nation, even I, was mocking those who brandished swords at the Golden Temple and see now. This somehow underscores what I have said all along – that the percent of idiots is huge and the same wherever you may go – the so … Continue reading