VIGNETTES

CONCERT IN CAMOUFLAGE

The incessant monotone shrill muffles even the loud calls of the peacock – and peacocks use jarring fowl language. I choose to enlighten my two […]

June 12, 2021

TREE MYSTERY

Once upon a time, which was exactly a year ago, first arrived a brown-headed barbet, pecking away with great purpose over several untiring weeks.  It […]

May 20, 2021

RANDOM SPLASHES

They come hurtling at us each day, the intimations of mortality, the tidings of loss and despair.

May 5, 2021

FACE TO FACE

One face to another, I feel like a cartographer mapping obscure terrains of unfinished emotions.

March 8, 2021

OF BIRDS & BEES & BUGS

Joginder’s avian taxonomy is disarmingly ingenuous: birds that he can’t identify are classified as either fudguddi or kuchkuchiya, evocative vernacular for any creature that hops and cheeps.

January 22, 2021

WAIT-A-WHILE

The Bonduc Nut is a little like you and me: It has several monikers.

December 17, 2020

SACRED SCRIBBLES

Tendrils are nature’s hieroglyphs – a poetic word derived from the Greek for ‘sacred carvings’.

December 5, 2020

MR. M CONTINUED

He didn’t give up even after my failed attempt to kill him, something he insisted on mentioning each time he introduced me to someone.

September 5, 2020

KAKU’S PATNA

He would always wait at the veranda. He’d welcome me with a grin, a tight hug and back rub. He had strong hands.

September 3, 2020