You know how we think of something on the go. Call it a gut feeling and move on. Well, nowadays, we put it down on paper. Or as the young kids call it these days… twitter. Social media has put an end to thought. I certainly believe that.
The power of a thought is immense. But we need to let it marinate. We need to let it fester in our mind before we make it real. Saying something out loud or penning it down makes the thought finite. It makes it tangible. Final. You let a thought fester in your mind, you let it grow. Think about the thought. Think of the different perspectives. Let the thought be. You don’t share it with anyone. Keep it to yourself. Until you have thought about it thoroughly. Continue reading “The Marination of Thought”→
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I want to write a well-researched piece. Not just well researched, in terms of the body of the piece, but well researched in the depths of the language used. A piece where every word is loaded. Every word has meaning. Not just individually, but contributing to the piece and, may be beyond. Every phrase should be able to stand its own and fit into context. It should be mundane in its delivery but exciting in its reach.
The feeling of the sharp blades of grass on your feet, as you walk take in the beauty of the riverside. The lush green landscape peppered with a bullock or two and some coconut trees. The feeling that you get as you sit beside a coconut tree and a crab comes crawling near you. Continue reading “That Feeling…”→
Today is Independence Day. The day India, as a country, got freedom 70 years ago. Sure, we got freedom from the British colonialists. But are we free?
I got the idea for this post from a social media tag that translates to what freedom means for me. It was suggested that I post pictures with the hashtag #Azaaadi4me. But instead of posting pictures, I decided to go with this post. Maybe I’ll post a screenshot of this post with the same tag.
Freedom for me is the freedom to be an atheist. I am an atheist, there’s no doubt about that. But am I free to be one? Incidentally, today is also janmashtami or krishna jayanti. As I replace the capitalized words, krishna and jayanti, I think of how ingrained the concept of god is. Continue reading “Freedom To Be An Atheist”→
I don’t know what it is. Like people rationalise behaviours, I rationalise emotions and reasons for hate. Let me take you through another one of my rabbit hole musings as I talk to you about why I do not hate. Continue reading “Hate”→