Tuesday, May 5, 2015


At the edge of Bombay
my Nani
looks at Arabian sea
and concedes
it is as big as Wular Lake

Sea front at Apollo Bunder, Mumbai

Monday, April 20, 2015

For the running series on Kashmirispotting


Pan Shop, Pune
Craft Shop, Mahabaleshwar, Satara district, Maharashtra

Sunday, April 12, 2015

areas in Kashmir

Abandoned Pandit houses in a village on route to Pahalgam

There are areas in Kashmir where Shias live.
There are areas in Kashmir where Sunnis live.
There are areas in Kashmir where Sikhs live.
There are areas in Kashmir where Armies live.
There are areas in Kashmir where Terrorists live.
Areas marked and divided like compost bin.
Some houses there are even for
Tibetan, Uzbek, Afghan and Iranian refugees.
They all have houses in Kashmir from which we often hear talk of war and peace.
Now, if you ask, "But, where do Pandits live in Kashmir?"
"I have heard three live about a mile from here, two a mile after that, seen them with my own eyes and the remaining - they all live in our heart."
So lease me your big heart for a minute or two, I need to use the loo.

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