In less than a week, India lost two of her gems. First it was talented actor Vidya Sinha, and then it was legendary music composer and Padma Bhushan laureate Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi. Popularly known as Khayyam, the rich granary of Indian music contains his melodious creations that posterity will treasure down the ages. It is always a daunting task to write about any individual … Continue reading Remembering a Music Legend: Khayyam Saab
The year was 1974, and I had gone to watch a movie with my parents. I was too young then to grasp the sum and substance of the film. But there were two things that left a mark, and the impressions cease to fade even 45 years later. One was a pleasant melody that kept ringing in my ears; the other was the image of … Continue reading My Thoughts: A Humble Tribute to Vidya Sinha
Our kids mean the world to us. The very first time we hold that tiny bundle in our arms, our lives instantly change. There is no doubt that our children bring immense joy to us. But there are moments when these little tykes, dipped in their innocence, might embarrass us too! This is an inseparable part of parenthood. There will be many more tips, but … Continue reading Save Yourself the Embarrassment!
#FlashbackFriday Hand in hand We walked along the narrow alleys Every afternoon. You asked those questions, again and again. I answered with unparalleled patience. We read those bedtime stories Every night. We sang the song about the Three blind mice, Talked about little Simba, Snow White and the dwarfs. We do them no more. The moments blown away by the sands of time! Though … Continue reading Sweet Nostalgia
At times, just a few words tell a story. A short form of Japanese poetry, the haiku is a three-line poem with a five-seven-five syllable count. Unlike other poems, the haiku does not have a title to give a clue. It’s the reader who reads the poem and interprets the meaning behind it. Trying my hand in this domain! Across the green fields, Two souls share … Continue reading Exploring the Haiku
Culture and tradition weave the tapestry of our identity. Every community takes pride in the customs they follow and the values they adhere to. It is hoped that these beliefs are practiced by one generation after another. But can the legacy be comfortably handed down at the crossroads where the winds of a new culture blow against the existing one? Amazon Prime just recently added … Continue reading Touching Chords, Raising Questions: What Will People Say?
A New Day With a vacant mind I hear the sounds of silence in the stillness of the night. What do I look for tomorrow? Smiles and sunshine, A new day that will renew my hopes, bring in promises, and double the joys of my mundane existence. Rains I hear you knock on the window panes, my heart fills with joy. Long have I waited … Continue reading As Random Thoughts Come to the Mind