I’d Rather Be….that ‘Wanderer’!

I ordered my third Chai (tea) in just about an hour while I was sitting on the stairs beside Pappu chiwala (chai seller) on Assi Ghat. The Ganga arati was just over and the crowd had started dispersing. The constant buzzing of people’s chit chat, the sound of water waves created through the boats, the…

That Extra Chromosome which makes her ‘Out of the World’!

“The earth, together with all of its countries and people”, is what Oxford dictionary has to say about the word “World”. The ‘Earth’ represents the external gaze to this spherical entity hanging in the Universe, while ‘World’ is a perception from within (an inside out look). ‘Perception’, because it provides the flexibility to extend it…

The ‘Face’ called Wisdom…in the crowd of Beliefs!

If I am able to see and recognize “Faces” around, it affirms that I have eyes. If I have eyes to see, brain to observe, mind to think, heart to feel, and ways to express, it only confirms that “I” exist. If I exist, I must be wearing a worldly identity. A worldly identity assures…

Bhojpuri, Saree and the Chappal!!

Now even I started  worrying of not able to make it in time.This was my first trip to Delhi from Varanasi since the source station has been changed from Varanasi Cantt station to Manduadih which has not only shorten the distance of station from my home but relieved us from enormous Banarasi peak traffic. In…

My Vivekananda Moment!

The ‘Uber’ application popped up the booked cab details. The name of the driver was interesting, ‘Nek’. While I was struggling to button my shirt in a rush, my mind afforded to spend little time to acknowledge the uniqueness of this name. The first impression which flashed in my mind was, it is ‘Nick’ and…

Independence Day…Really??

When I was a kid, I used to be very excited on 15th August for many reasons. The first and foremost was that magnetic & magical element in the air which made all of us feel good. It really provided sense of celebration of a kind. There was this feeling of patriotism about which I…

Who knows it….

This is a beautiful depiction of ‘Shastrarth‘ between Ashtavakra and Rishi Bandi in this episode of my favorite television series ‘Upnishad Ganga’. Highlight for me is the answer to the question: What are the characteristics of a Bramhagyani (one who knows the truth..the absolute one)? Ashtavakra says – One who claims to know the Bramhan…

‘One’ to ‘Many’ to ‘One’!

It was already 9:15 PM of the November chilling evening which is quite late for ‘Pawan Chaat Bhandar’ (street golgappa shop) to continue by its standard and so it was obviously the last round of masala in the bowl. This wrapping up time ensured that there was not much of rush and there were hardly any customers. This allowed us…