October 20, 2022

Leheriya In The Light


Leheriya Fabric On Sale Jaipur

Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Sun slanted through an opening between buildings perched on a narrow lane, lighting up leheriyas on sale in a shop manned by an elderly Muslim man whose years showed in his eyes, sunk between high, bony cheeks.

It’s in the texture sunshine acquires from illuminating spaces that lends light a character, and verve, triggering memories and reminiscences. And lanes become welcoming even if the people living there are not.

Light is life!  

October 17, 2022

Horses Under Window


Artwork On Wall In Amer Rajasthan

Amer, Rajasthan


The horses are long gone

And so are the Royals.

There’s finery no more,

Nor pomp and splendour.

The Window survives

In the echoes of hoofs

Memories drudge up,

Nudging silences to life

And, life into silences.

A Procession Of Horses Art On Wall Rajasthan

June 20, 2022


Time elapsed. Memories did not. Presence is absent. Absence is present.

Not a day goes by when I'm not reminded of you. You'll live as long as I do. And beyond.

I wonder which star in the sky is you. Maybe the brightest one there is.

To return is to never have gone away, well almost.