May 22nd, 2011


An article I wrote in October or so...


is the article about music and how it's taught, and regarded in Bangalore, which I wrote for Citizen Matters...this article was sponsored by Max Mueller Bhavan, and it appears on their website


The original article, as I wrote it (before it was, like untreated cotton, shrunk after use) is


The last updating was 187 days ago!

Am I happy with the way the article has shaped up (actually, down) , after all these months that MMB has taken? All I can say is, it's an artcl now!

The Weary Traveller

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He sleeps, the weary traveller.
Caught in the impersonal process of being moved
As part of huge, faceless crowds
From one destination to another...
Across the world, across time,
He tries, yet, to keep in touch
With home, family, work, his life.
His laptop is powered by a cord
That is his umbilicus to the world.
But, in spite of valiant efforts,
The body protests: too little sleep,
The very cells of his physical being
Force him into closing his eyes,
To recoup a little of the lost energy
As he travels. The miracle of long-distance travel
Is at work: but like all miracles,
This one has a high cost, too.