Books — English Translation of Gulzar's Poem Kitabein
The first time I learned about Oliver Sacks was via the only blog of its kind Brain Pickings. Maria Popova's (founder and author at Brain Pickings) wonderful article — Love, Lunacy, and a Life Fully Lived: Oliver Sacks, the Science of Seeing, and the Art of Being Seen — arrested my senses and I was introduced … Continue reading Oliver Sacks — His Life & His Times
Bill Hayes’ Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me is a tale, an autobiography, a portrait of New York and its citizen, a search for home – in a person or in a city; it may be one of them or all of them.It’s difficult to review such a rare book. It’s a potpourri of … Continue reading Insomniac City: My Personal Favorite and His Boyfriend
Disclaimer: You need to read till the very end to make something out of this blog entry, judging by reading the first two lines won't help you.A late night conversation on dating appLast Saturday, I was using the gay-dating app, the ever popular and instant gratification provider, Grindr. I was bone-tired but after a long … Continue reading “Look for a Guy in White T-Shirt,” He Said
I type, "What do you..."and then I long press the backspace key.I stare at the blank screen and my fingers ache nervously to hit the keyboard.Hi says the Writer's Block.A long pause,A brief sip of tea,An empty stare at the wall and then a long pause again.It seems that my stare at the wallwill penetrate it somehow,like … Continue reading Writer’s Block
हैरान होता था जब बार बार ऐसे सपने से आते थे की अमृता प्रीतम कुछ कह रहीं हैं मुझसे, मुझसे? कहाँ वो रूहानीयत की मूरत और मैं बेग़ैरत इंसान । पर अच्छे से याद है "आज वारिज शाह नूं ", "साहिर ", और "इमरोज़"। .....लगता था की वो बगावत थी या सिर्फ रूह की आवाज़ … Continue reading Amrita Pritam: Her Poems, My Life and Love
Having watched this movie a couple of months ago (I don't know if it's over a year) at Siri Fort Auditorium, I'm reflecting on it today. I do not know if I was triggered by something in particular but living and dying have been my favourite subjects for overthinking. So, I thought to write something … Continue reading Mukti Bhawan: Death Has Meaning Too!
It's my habit now, when I come from office and set my bedding in the room which is not my own, a house which used to be home once, first thing I do is open my laptop and check e-mails.I know, it sounds too professional but that's how it is. Day before yesterday, I stumbled … Continue reading What I Feel About Bukowski’s ‘So You Want to Be a Writer?’
“What you end up remembering isn’t always the same as what you have witnessed.” Just finished this book. My ego is massaged having learnt that with this I’ve finished 7th Booker Prize Winning Book. But more than that, the book. Ah! How badly it made me write this. First of all, I am in my … Continue reading Beginning & End: The Philosophical pudding!
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." ~RumiThis legend understood it in the 13th Century which most of the so-called-sophisticated-educated people of heterosexual hegemonic regime cease to understand. Or we don't have the mettle to understand it, … Continue reading Love: Spectrum of emotions