Jun 17, 2021

An Ode to Dawn

The sun has risen again,
Hiding the moon much behind;
But the earth who's their child now,
Can't live without the mother,
Nor the father.

'Tis dawn on earth now, and this child
Knows he is split into half, how?
He sees his father rise above,
In light and languid glory;
But catches a breath and turns behind,
To listen to his mother's quiet forlorn story.

Sleep, people sleep here,
In her lap with a lucid lullaby.
Dream, people dream here,
Counting stars in the Prussian high.

Moon, she thinks now she shows not
Her silver shiny skin no more.
Does she know or she knows not?
Her calm crystal glistens
Only for the sun's little roar.

Dawn has just begun now,
On this other brighter side.
I hope it's a long day for the cow...
To milk and graze, and moo and raise;
Fight for the children and fend their ways.

The sun keeps shining, still hoping for a day,
When mother moon will come strolling
With jasmines on her way;
Holding his hand and his sigh,
In a sparkling supernova sky.

Jun 16, 2021

Think of me

Think of me...
As a river;
Not made of water,
But fire.

Thick molten lava,
Oozing out from
Every orifice of mine,
Making me look like a demon.

A monster so horrid,
My self could tremble.
This fire so fearful...
Is what makes me, my soul.

Like blood, sweat, shit and vomit,
When we see out in the open ~
Although so terrifying, repulsive, filthy and ugly,
'Tis what makes us mortal.

Think of me...
As a cloud;
Not made of rain,
But thunder.

Think of me...
As a blade of grass;
Not made of soil,
But of earth so blue.

Think of me...
As a black sheep;
Not made of any wool so black,
But colors that cannot be seen.

In the eyes of the beholder blind,
None the light reaches not
From my fur and my hide.
'Tis what makes me black; thus they call...

Think of me...
As a thought;
Not made of the past,
But the present.

Think of me...
As not the man;
But the spirit,
Who giveth as much as it taketh.

Think of me...
As a mirror;
Not an inch more,
Nor an ounce less.

Think of me...
As that is all I can give;
A moment to behold,
A moment to live.

May 25, 2021

Of Schools and Politics

What do you think the role of a school is within a community, nation, world?

The role of a school within a community, nation and world is to be able to nurture fearless, strong minded individuals who will understand the importance of living in a self-sustainable environment with nature at its heart. A school is responsible to guide the youth of the coming generation in a way for them to be able to face any adverse situation in life without any difficulty. By inculcating these inherently rooted values in them from an early age, a school can contribute greatly in creating an unstoppable force in the youth working together hand in hand, not only innovating new ways of life in the modern world but also being consciously sensitive towards all life forms equally with a gift of discerning emotional intellect.

What do you make of the current theme of polarization based on political affiliations across the world - including India?

Polarization in its core means pre-defining what is right and what’s wrong. This can apply in any corporation, where one must agree to the ideologies laid down by the boss and the board, even when one personally disagrees to it; one has to choose a side. Willing members join the company knowingly, mostly for a trade of materialistic well being. Now unlike a corporate, when it comes to building a society with a polarized viewpoint, it will never work in a democratic political system because of a larger spectrum of diverse opinions formed by many cultures and their freedom of expression. The knowledge of how wide, vast and opulent human understanding is, is itself a testament to our human spirit. If we have learnt anything from mankind's recent history, then we know that our beliefs are continuously evolving and our lives must too. A conflict of extreme ideologies can prove to be successful in business at times, but however in my opinion it could do more harm than good for the society at large. Now it is up to each of us to decide whether we want to run our life merely like a transaction, or live up to a collective experience that is based on mutual respect and is rooted in equality and more importantly, on equity.