October 24, 2020

Sense of Ennui

Our colony is very big in comparison to most colonies in Bombay. It is spread over an area which has circumference of about 3 kilometers. There are 1400 flats. Once upon a time this colony was bustling with people. But after the 2005 floods decadence has set in. An exodus ensued and people began to leave the colony and shifting to nearby Kharghar area. As the number of residents dwindled the administration became slack and maintenance suffered greatly. Presently the colony seems to be ghostly place after the dusk. Only about 50% flats may be occupied. Number of security guards… Read More »Sense of Ennui

Rain and Gloom

Excess of everything is bad and nature seems to do all the things in grandest manner. Weather patterns are changing everywhere and abnormal patterns are being observed. Take for example, the rains in Mumbai. They are around for more than 3 months. Now we are well into September but still the rains are pestering. During the last 3 months, it has been playing havoc all around. So much water have poured down from the skies on the earth. Sometimes, it seems impossible. But then nothing is impossible with God. The rain seems to fall with extreme force as if someone… Read More »Rain and Gloom

After the rains

The rains this year has been more than expected and extended well beyond the normal month of September. In the tailing month of September, the heavy rains on every Saturday and Sunday became the regular and most annoying feature. It forced the already fed up people to be confined into their homes without any reason. There was no Sun to be seen and the sunlight which is closely related to the cheerfulness, hope and lifter of the gloom was missing. For present at least the rains seem to have stopped. The changed weather is hot and there is lot of… Read More »After the rains

A whiff of Freshness: Poetry of Irshad Kamil

I am sure many young people may not be knowing his name but be humming the songs written by him. The young writer hails from Malerkotla, Sangrur, Punjab. His name is Irshad Kamil. He has breathed a freshness in the Bollywood film songs. It is just a beginning. I am sure, he shall blaze a trail in this field. Man of many gifts, he has dabbled in various professions like a reporter for newspapers in Chandigarh. He wrote scripts of many serials for television. Some of the films he had written the songs for are Jab We Met, Rockstar, Ajab… Read More »A whiff of Freshness: Poetry of Irshad Kamil