Peregrinations

It is always a pleasure to return to India.  Each visit provides an opportunity to observe, reflect, accept.  This trip is no different.  My wife and I land in India after seventeen hours of flying, with the mind and body further numbed by a 10 ½ hours time difference.  Jet-lagged, tired and unwashed after a …

Believe

Nearly two years ago when posting my very first blog, I started with the following couplet penned by the famous Urdu poet, Majrooh Sultanpuri: “Main akela hi chalaa thaa jaanib-e-manzil magar log saath aate gaye aur kaarwaan bantaa gayaa” [I had started alone towards my destination, but people continued to come forth and a caravan …

The Robins are back!

"The Robins are back!" my wife exclaimed, rushing in to the room yesterday to make this announcement. This could only mean that Spring is here.  Those readers who have patiently kept up with my ramblings will recall my blog from last July about the family of robins that had started their family on the ledge …

Back Home

“Aage bhi jaane naa tu, peechhe bhi jaane naa tu Jo bhi hai, bas yahi ik pal hai …Jeenevaale soch le, yahi waqt hai kar le poori aarzoo” – Sahir Ludhianvi [You know not what lies ahead, you do not know that which is behind you If anything, this is the singular moment … Think …