June 26, 2020

Sanjhi: Almost forgotten Festival of North India

When we were small boys, every year ten days before the festival Dussehra, our mother would choose a small area on one of the mud walls and make a crude image of a woman, stars and moon and bullocks with the cow dung. We lived in the village. Almost everyone has some land on which agriculture was done. Also there were plenty of animals like cows and buffaloes. Houses were made of mud and walls and floors were plastered with wet cow dung. We did not understand all this and thought this as some folk art. It was called Sanjhi. Now… Read More »Sanjhi: Almost forgotten Festival of North India

In dreams we act out our fears

In one of his dreams, he feels so frustrated and helpless. He fails to find the presentation in his pen drive. Where has it gone? Got deleted? or did he copy it at all? His Embarrassment is so great as the audience is waiting, fretting and fuming. He is standing with his head down. He is so angry with himself, his whole body shakes and he wakes up all nervous, beads of perspiration on his forehead . His hands are clammy. He jumps out of the bed and goes to computer table and grabs the pen drive, inserts it into… Read More »In dreams we act out our fears