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Death Of A Pet

This post was first published on the Huffington Post (UK) here. The final resting place As with most mornings, I was reading the newspaper in bed while my pet turtle Tobi was in the water in his transparent plastic container by our bedroom window. This was his hour of basking in ‘passive sunlight’. But something felt different. I noticed that he was in an unusually calm floating state for a bit. I tapped...

Ahmedabad’s Missing Pixels

The city falls short on offering the principal elements that help make the image of a city. Most outstation professionals who make aapnu Amdavad their temporary home inevitably end up remarking about our city’s decent larger physical infrastructure and the resulting reasonable quality of life. But do they carry back with them any everlasting postcard image of the city? Alas, the respondents to the query...

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism is either a two-way street to and fro the idea of a nation state or just another opportunity for the centrifugal forces to build up to the center.  © Anshuman Rawat ...

Quote: Final Battle

In the decisive battle of life, when there’s absolutely nothing to lose, there’s absolutely nothing to hide. © Anshuman Rawat ...

Muffled Noise

It is true; when the weather is cool, breezy & generally everything that the soul ever longs for, we tend to never realize that we all, whether alone or together with others, walk along life with a shadow each – at least of our own. It is only when the setting becomes unbearably bright and hot  for it to  be able to hide within its secret, self-afflicted dungeon, does that little secret of nature...

Quote: Legacy

If you think that every life should leave a good name behind, tell me a name that you’ve never forgotten in a day.  © Anshuman Rawat ...

Quote: Origin / Destination

Those who cry about their origin never reach their destination. © Anshuman Rawat ...