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The Transient Reality

Anicca… The impermanence of it all…

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smithalahiri

Darkness…

In the deepest corners of my soul, I feel all alone. Friends and family appear like apparitions, no one touches my soul, sees my trials and tribulations.. All those beautiful friends and family pictures with love pouring out of them,... Continue Reading →

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I should be…

In this day of "image" consciousness, authenticity is becoming harder to live by, image either externally influenced or the ones we create in our heads about ourselves...  Years of social conditioning is behind what seems like an alternate state of... Continue Reading →

Success or Failure?

Two words that have always made me ponder.. Who defines these? Society? Economists? Governments? Teachers? Relatives? People? Who are these people? Who writes these report cards? What are the parameters? The English dictionary defines success as the attainment of an... Continue Reading →

Let go…

The journey of life is long and we have to walk our courses, ourselves. Our fellow travellers - friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers, strangers, and everyone who we come in touch with, walk the path with us for some time ,... Continue Reading →

The stories untold…

Sitting by the window side, overlooking the mango tree that has been a part of my growing up years, I embarked on a journey of another generation. Opening the many diaries that my dad so diligently wrote, I didn’t know... Continue Reading →

The miracle that is Ladakh…

The masks…

He was a Bian Lian artist, except his stage was real life. Wearing one for too long exhausted him, being the same person suffocated him. Relationships were as fleeting as they could be for the fear of being seen through.... Continue Reading →

Sunset days…

She has lived her life to the fullest, no regrets or even if there are, has made peace with them. As she wakes up every morning, the routine keeps her going, reading the newspaper, deciding what vegetables to buy or... Continue Reading →

Down the memory lane…

Walking down the quiet unchanged lane, I was instantly transported to the past, the numerous times I had treaded that path.. The memories were gushing out and so were the emotions. Among all the emotions that surfaced, none of them... Continue Reading →

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