Solitude: a writer’s muse

originally published in the Hindu Literary Review Illustration: Satwik Gade If you want to write, being alone with yourself is a must. Mirza Ghalib wrote: aate hain ghaib se yeh mazameen khyal mein Ghalib sareer khama nawaa-e-sarosh hai. (Inspiration descends from the unseen dimension Ghalib merely scribbles what the angels dictate.) Ghalib believed his verses … Continue reading Solitude: a writer’s muse

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Ours is not a caravan of despair

When I was writing my travelogue, 'Alternative Realities', I had wished I could one day visit Rumi's resting place. I'm leaving for Konya, Turkey, to visit Jalaluddin Rumi's (1207-1273) shrine. When I was writing my travelogue, 'Alternative Realities', I had wished I could one day visit Rumi's resting place. Why must you go? My mother … Continue reading Ours is not a caravan of despair

My very First Blog Post!

I'm writing my first blog post, finally! Do  I need to start a blog in an over-blogged cyber-world?  I've decided to give it a shot because I'm afraid I'm losing my memory and sense of a writer-self. I can't locate some of my older published pieces which are probably lurking in some corner of the net. Very often key words search doesn't bring up the older articles I've written and published. Sometimes I can't recall titles to the older pieces. And I can't find them on my laptop either.