A Monsoon Song

carnatic, music, Poem

Here goes, ‘paar”vi kalyani… ahem I mean a song in purvi kalyani. Listen and you will understand what I am talking about. Read along the basic setting for the song – Its pouring in torrents, The exquisite peacocks dance in joy, You are returning back home in the train, Hearts thumping with excitement! Doesn’t this weather […]

August 6, 2014

God’s own Country

art, Poem, travel

Where grandmas paddle rowboats with ease When a rainbow appears at the stern view Where it drizzles above while your boat skims the waters below When caught fish is thrown back to live Where land strips alternates backwater canals Where the Jew town’s festooned with graffiti on walls Where cab drivers have rubberband adorned gear […]

May 5, 2014

Distortion and Interpretations

art, carnatic, music, Poem

This verse below is one of the Divya Prabhandams written by Andaal. பைங்கிளி வண்ணன் ஸ்ரீதரன் என்பதோர் பாசத்து அகப்பட்டு இருந்தேன் பொங்கொளி வண்டிரைக்கும் பொழில்வாய்க் குயிலே! குறிக்கொண்டு இதுநீ கேள் சங்கொடு சக்கரத்தான் வரக்கூவுதல் பொன்வளைக் கொண்டு தருதல் இங்குள்ள காவினில் வாழக் கருதல் இரண்டத்தொன்றே திண்ணம் வேண்டும் – நாச்சியார் திருமொழி (for those who can’t read Tamizh script… ) Paingili vannan Sridharan enbadhor Pasathu […]

March 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad!!!


This is my 100th post and supposedly a special number, a milestone. I cannot say if what I am writing below is special enough, but the person whom I write it for is. I am thankful that he has always been Dependable; Epitome of wit; Very very patient; Artistically creative; Narrator of ingenious stories (most […]

February 12, 2014

Gossip, Jealousy and more

art, carnatic, music, Poem, women

So the topic that has been frequenting me recently is, how music conveys emotions. I heard novices of classical music identify emotions to phrases being sung in a packed-hall in IIM Ranchi, I conversed about how a raga as nice Mayamalava Gowla convey pathos in a song like Manam Irangadha, I read about Atana being […]

February 9, 2014

The log of wood

Poem, Ramblings

The floating log, that is me, On the river, on your left, I bounce, I float, I do not swim, The current takes me adrift. You bestow me with swimming prowess, Now I can travel both ways, to and fro! Against the current I do progress, As I always wished to do. Its beginner’s luck, […]

April 19, 2013

Long Road

guest post, Poem

Another guest post, a poem by Archu… Hope you enjoy reading as much as I did! – Vid 🙂 As the sun started to rise Dispelling the darkness of night, I see you stretch for miles. Unsure when I would reach your end- I start with courage and determination, To keep up the promise long […]

December 4, 2012



The ability to remember things, So says the dictionary meaning; A collection sweet and sad, To recollect and be shared; This is the Road ‘not’ not taken, But virtually traced back to see What you have been through As many times as want be. Some to remember the studied, Some of the enjoyment breed, Or […]

November 29, 2012



My dilettante attempt at poetry: Don’t mess with me, beware! I am Time, I wait for none; More complex than molecules, They call me a fourth dimension. Theories abound on how I work, But not one yet convinced this amateur; So she is still in the dark, She who writes about me, though to kill me; […]

October 30, 2012