Secret Midnight Toll

(With reference to Songs from the 70’s) Well, here I sit. James Taylor sings Fire and Rain and those sunny days he thought would never end, he had hoped to see you ….one more time again. And, here I sit. Humming Joan’s Diamonds and Rust, and smile at her words on the ‘original vagabond’ “myContinue reading “Secret Midnight Toll”

Poena ~ Ashes of Rose

Poena ~ 1 In memory of my nephew Viraj Thappa Ashes of Rose My colour for YOU,  Ashes of Rose, soft words reflect the colour of your flushed cheeks, tinged with indigo blue. You who lie so still, content. Smiling in deep slumber, breathing in tune to an ephemeral heartbeat, your lips part asunder, aContinue reading “Poena ~ Ashes of Rose”

Forty five days into #Lockdown, Disquiet in Isolation…..continues

May 8th 2020 Forty five days into #Lockdown – Hemingway’s title For Whom the Bells Toll comes to mind, as apt for our workers seeking to get home to their villages, as does the novel by Camus –The Plague, which journalist Nirupama Subramanian writes of in her article, The Moral Contagion, in the Indian Express,Continue reading “Forty five days into #Lockdown, Disquiet in Isolation…..continues”

The Diplomatic Trailing Spouse

An Observer in a Coveted Profession, Shrouded in Myth and RealityOrA Marionette in Restraint? EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY DIPLOMATIST Annual Edition 2016 Page 79 http://www.diplomatist.com/dipoannual2016/index.html