Natural world/cultural wisdom inspires fresh possibilities

Someone wants to have a word with us

The word celebrate doesn’t like to be used occasionally. She keeps me
company every now and then, but ever since I began to see myself as a
writer, which was a few months ago, she keeps hopping around my
shoulder, on the keyboard, and this week celebrate was persistent that
the story be about her, why she came on this earth, and how she wishes to be used.

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THE TRAIN OF SEDUCTION

Long Long ago, little children, especially little girls collected feathers in Bangalore city. Someone knew of this `below-8-years-trade-among little girls’ and probably even dyed chicken feathers and any white feather into seductive colors, sold them somewhere far away, and by the time it came to us little girls, it felt like such feathers have always been in circulation to skillfully negotiate and procure from within your clique.

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Dance Me to the End of Love

Illustration by Anjan PrakashCreditsSound Mix: Nikkhil Shirodkar Background Composition Score: Leonard Cohen – Dance Me to the End of Love  Dance… Precise, passionate, highly observant and an excellent instructor, that’s how I would describe my Latin dance teacher.  For those of you unfamiliar with Latin dance, Rumba-ChaCha-Jive-Salsa, belong to this family. Most of these dance forms are popular as […]

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29 INDIVIDUALS

Shot by : Keshav PrakashEdited by : Bardroy BarrettoGrowing food (guidance/expert advice): Peter Fernandes TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO: Twenty Nine Individuals got planted for germination on 27th Jan. Two days later, I realized one got left out.Maybe this little one wished to be a seed for some more time. So, 28 individuals got sowed on 27th Jan, […]

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TO START FROM WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Listen to the narration    or Read the story below There is something about the quality of certain encounters we have in the natural world – it can be with non-human beings or human beings, as both are very much a part of it. These encounters penetrate our soul so deeply, that words, images, expressions […]

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HOUSE, OR AT HOME?

‘ You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.’– Rumi Illustration by my beloved friend and artist – Zainab Tambawalla In the last couple of months, I encountered the words home and house several times, due to a personal project that my husband and I have been […]

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What is possible in a month or two?

Dragonflies. That’s what’s possible. Look out of the window, and if we are in Mumbai or in any monsoon/rainy areas of the country, we will spot plenty of dragonflies now, this very season. Over the last few weeks, watching large swarms from my window – hover, fly, change directions rapidly, mate in air, prey as […]

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Language And Voice

“The words we use shape how we understand ourselves, how we interpret the world, how we treat others. Words make worlds.” Krista Tippett, Founder – On Being After the initial `How are you doing?’, the next question we are often asked during this phase has been, `Are things going back to normal…(in your building/at your […]

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Date Nights

Nights. Have you ever spent time with nights? For the longest time, my relationship had largely been two fold – one that indicates to my body, ‘hey its night, wrap up and go to sleep’. The other, on those emotionally unrestful days when I tossed around in bed, and wondered, ‘why am I not able […]

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