QUESTIONS

Oftentimes some questions can be really thought-provoking, answering a lot of curiosities; but at other times, some questions can simply leave one perplexed and dazed. For DK (Nasseruddin Shah) from Masoom, it was mostly the latter case.  DK is caught tongue-tied on numerous occasions when his illegitimate son, Rahul (Jugal Hansraj) asks him certain questions….

THE QUALMS OF QUARANTINE

Samuel Beckett in his play ‘Waiting for Godot’ (1953) talks about two aged and peculiar men waiting for a man named, well, Godot. Set in an isolated barren land, presenting an obscured image, with nothing but a drying leafless tree in sight, the play is a representative of the post-world-war dilemma and hopelessness. The two…

THE UNPLANNED PLANS

“You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned… You cannot go wrong with no plans.” – A dialogue from the movie ‘Parasite‘   Papa has mostly been an absentee father for most of the time we were growing up. He was…

SWEET EVERYTHINGS

They collided and fell, hard. “You alright?” “I am. You? It was a bad fall.” “Yeah! But don’t you hide. Your face tells you are hurt. Tell me.” “Eh! Look at your face. It is worse than it normally is. You are hurt. Let me see it.” “I said I am fine. And my face?…

अभिभावक

पल प्रतिपल बच्चे बढते चले जाते हैं इस तथ्य को वे नहीं स्वीकार पाते हैं शायद इसलिये ही, उनके लिये, बच्चे बड़े नहीं, कपड़े छोटे हो जाते हैं..

Weekly Photo Challenge- ORDER

Is ‘order’ invariably the ‘order of day’. How important it actually is? Do all the things in ORDER are perfect and the things OUT OF ORDER, well, not so perfect? Not always. What fun does a perfectly perfect and orderly life hold! NONE. There’s fun in unpredictibility, there’s fun in situations going haywire; But only…

REALITY

It isn’t as bad as it looks. It isn’t as good as it looks. It just IS.

CAN YOU EVEN TAKE A JOKE ON YOURSELF?

When was the last time you got offended? A month ago? A week ago? Yesterday? Today ? While reading the title?(Who knows, for, apparently, getting offended is the new cool!) What’s happening? Have we lost the ability to laugh at ourselves? Seems so. Has it really become so intolerable that a jibe or joke is…

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE COURT

To my elder sister and my dear friend; two lovely people who advised me to write what follows- Whenever I start giving myself a lot of airs because of some handful of my achievements, something certainly happens invariably which makes me return to my actual abode-earthly dust. I call these somethings ‘ego- rippers’. This time,…

Weekly Photo Challenge- NARROW

Here’s my post for the prompt – Narrow. The first picture which pops up in my mind on hearing the word NARROW is that of a path tapering on of its end and gradually diminishing into a point. In this picture, there is no diminishing point; but the silhouette creates an idea of something mysterious…