Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Disconnected - For now

Sometimes I think my life would make a great TV movie. It even has the part where they say, "Stand by. We are experiencing temporary difficulties."


Some testing times resulting in mid-air turbulence, which hopefully should pass off sooner than I expect. In the interim, I'm losing out on visiting your blogs and also responding to your comments. I want you to know that I value your comments very much and your support has been a tremendous source of comfort and encouragement, like none other, and so, you will continue to be a very integral part of my life, always and all ways. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sometime in June

I could tell you a hundred things about how experience and learning from life are constantly working to transform the person I am, but I guess the best possible way to put it, candid and concise, would be to be admit the fact that life does quite a bit to educate to the point of being able to replace an empty mind with an open one.

One step closer to realizing the purpose, perhaps!

Monday, June 20, 2011

History of Nearly Everything

Presently reading Bill Bryson's acclaimed work 'A Short History of Nearly Everything.'

Couldn't help but make a post on an opening excerpt which reads thus;

The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary; 'I don't intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God'.'Don't you think God knows the facts?' Bethe asked. 'Yes,' said Szilard. 'He knows the facts, but he does not know this version of the facts.'


Originally stated in Taming the Atom by Hans Christian von Baeyer

This conversation struck a deep chord within me, owing perhaps to my regimen of log keeping that is now so many years into the making! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Together and Universal

Evening last, I had the opportunity to visit Sai Mandir in Chennai, a place known for tranquility and the immensely peaceful lush green locale that it is.

At about the same time, I was recollecting a picture I had seen earlier in the day on Boston Globe's Big Picture of two individuals in prayer, with folded hands, at the site of what used to once be their home before the devastating tsunami struck Japan, some three months ago.

Couldn't help but wonder how universal the sign of folded hands has become to denote prayer and eternal submission, and how closely united so many of us, across the world are, by merely engaging in such a characteristic display!

Truly, we are all conjoined as if in one big tapestry, for what is true to you is certainly true to me too! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Reclaiming the Outdoors

It has been a while since I wholly connected with nature, apart from those occasional trips to Ooty. Now, that I get to do so right in the lap of where I stay is like being satiated like nothing else.

So, on a weekend, to enjoy an evening walk in the midst of neem trees and on well laid pathways leading up an almost isolated beach is a treat of sorts and more so for the fact that such a getaway is available in Chennai.

It is heartening to hear cuckoos crying in response to one another and feel the wind blow onto the face, while the eyes are comforted with expansive greenery, and the senses are rewarded with rich smells of virgin nature

Truly, for the seeker, paradise is a preordained reward!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Goodbye Picasso

News just in a while ago that the acclaimed artist M F Hussain has passed away, marking the end of 60 odd years of artistic excellence and a life that witnessed many raging controversies!

Redefining Oblivion pays homage to this oddly eccentric creative exponent, whose legend will live on for many generations to savour and perhaps for so many to follow.

He was without doubt the Picasso of India!

Monday, June 06, 2011

I and Now

On the personal front, a very different phase of life begins for me, here in Chennai. This will provide a great deal of opportunity for introspection and thought, a whole lot of anchoring will take place and I quite feel the difference coming around!

The key is to peel off the layers and understand that core which resides within the self and I'm hoping that there are some truly memorable times to come.

But that apart, life has been very hectic with no time for anything but work - and devoid of some good reading and music, I need to urgently buckle up!

Theres probably no bigger a sense of feeling different than the feeling of ushering in change and letting it be!