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Opinion  /  Published 23.01.22

Oh, you leave me so cold. It’s okay

The peacocks have stuffed their backsides with what wares they have to show off at dance and my Mybacks are cold on my ears. Would you hazard a guess what that means? Or relates to? I mean what’...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.22

He’s Afraid, I’m Afraid

Isn’t he? Aren’t they all? Isn’t that why they do what they do? Always have done? Built forts and battlements, and ramparts atop and moats around and posted guards and archers and al...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.22

And now torn on being born

Choice cannot be a bad thing, it is probably one of the good things of life. To have the freedom to choose. It is for you, not against you: Choice. If you don’t choose for yourself, someone else...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.22

Whisper, oh do into my year

These words. Those words. Today’s words and yesterday’s. The same words, and different words. Words that meant the same and words that meant differently. Words that time altered, words tha...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.21

Lights! We need to see darkness

Please do not now say you did not know. Please spare us. Please seek no benefits accruing from doubt. You never had any doubts. And now I have none either. It was always going to end like this, in a d...
By Sankarshan Thakur

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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.21

Mujhe Jaan na Kaho, Meri Jaan

We do not like terms of endearment. Or, mostly we don’t like endearment at all. We prefer enmity, marking folks out and telling them you are not us. We are, have no doubt, the vasudhaiva kutumba...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.21

I’ve been my own plaything, and so?

They do say things, such things and such things not. And the others say things others will say, such things and such things not. You can do this, and this thing you may not. These we need to think abo...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 05.09.21

You see, this is called a daymare

This happens, let me assure you, and this happens when you might believe your eyes are wide open. And you might believe right; this happens with eyes wide open, but it’s the stuff of what usuall...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.21

So when we are this, and not

So here we are, this is what we look like. Recognise yourself? Erect. Full. Fulsome. Grounded. Variegated. In bloom. One. And many. Many in one. It’s the way we have come to being here, like thi...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 22.08.21

Give us this day our daily spread

Ah, come, come. You’ve been generous, let’s have a little more of what you’ve given us, and given us in plenty. At night you gave us the music that sings to us, the music of tinkling...
By Sankarshan Thakur


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