Shontu lived in his dilapidated ancestral home in one of the labyrinthine bylanes of Varanasi. He was an idolmaker, a seventh generation one, and the fifth son of his father. While all his elder brothers had got into different professions, Shontu continued to carry… Continue Reading “The Manifestation”
The ice plant has always been proud of its resilient existence. Its strength has been its almost indestructible nature which makes it grow in an inhospitable eco system, clinging to a boulder or rock surface. Planted with some care in a terraced rock garden,… Continue Reading “The Healing”
Gadiya always had a strange connect with the denizens of the forest – from the elephants to the caterpillars, they were all her friends and companions. Growing up in the elephant sanctuary, near the jungles, the little girl would spend the whole time with… Continue Reading “Spirit of the Forest”
Crafted with loving care from the same clay by a potter, three earthen lamps got separated soon after they were given the final touches of colour. The first was taken to a temple where it was placed before the deity, its flame lighting up… Continue Reading “Three Faces of Life”
It was a beautiful summer afternoon when Rohen found her favourite perch. It was a dead tree, in fact the tallest in the far end of the forest where most of her tribe of peacocks and peahens never went. She sat atop one of… Continue Reading “In Solitude”
My name is Angel Trumpet, but they like to call me Angel Tears. Not tears of pain or anguish but of love and happiness – a joy that comes from the soul, from a wisdom learnt through many lifetimes in different forms. In every… Continue Reading “Soul Memory”
Ojo was born in a deep dark pit, where the desert sand meets the sea.