Anantha Shayanam of Sri Bhagwan Vishnu

I am standing in front of the Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. From here onwards there is a long pathway that leads to the actual temple entrance. After putting away my mobile phone, in a locker provided on the temple grounds, I enter the temple from the main entrance. Almost immediately I…

Confines of consciousness

Everything that I see is a reflection of my own self, for the only experience that I will ever know of is that of myself, for every thought that I will ever have is created in me itself, for nothing truly exists beyond the confines of my own consciousness, and yet it is not mine…

Can’t wait to leave

I am leaving this place for a short while. I am leaving this oppressive, lost, narrow minded, greedy and unhealthy place! Maybe all those adjectives are harsh but there is some reality to it. Open any newspaper and all you read is the depravity and heinousness of the human soul. A society which lost its…

Foresight

I am educated, fairly intelligent and fairly stupid as well. I am an organic farmer today. I love what I do blah blah blah. There is one thing that farming is teaching me. Planning for the future. When I started farming planning ahead came naturaly to me. Partly due to years of training by modern…

Nameless Town

I live in a nameless town, even beyond your regular daily mundane. A writer's paradise and a dystopia. An oxymoron is what this nameless town is. The summer's sweltering heat shimmers on the road I drive. I close my eyes and imagine snow, but the heat, it gets in everywhere, like a slithering snake, like…