A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Part 1 in a series of posts on Kashmir. The extraordinary, almost unearthly beauty of the Kashmir valley made it a strange conflict to cover. In the morning, the window of my houseboat on the Dal Lake would be open, and as I lay in bed I could see the reed cutters and fishermen. The shikara canoes would be in the foreground; behind were the bridges and … Continue reading A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Hampi – Beauty is Truth, and Truth Beauty

                   Memory (Written by Agni Barathi  – Technologist, philosopher, poet, and wanderer.) Who would remember the sighs, the groans the cries, the howls, the laughs, the smiles? Who would remember, the great grand works of he who tilled these fallow lands of he who carved the unyielding rocks of she who sang a song of new spring of she … Continue reading Hampi – Beauty is Truth, and Truth Beauty

A Million Light Years Away

The Poem Without Graphics A Million Light Years Away Floating with time in spaces far, dark, and wide Sputnik voyages further and further Fear of the unknown A will to live A will to fly Ready to break the tie Almost This poem is a  homage to one of my favorite authors, Haruki Murakami. “Sometimes I feel so—I don’t know—lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when … Continue reading A Million Light Years Away