Mulligatawny

Dusk is a very special time for me and the Urdu word “Udaasi” comes to mind as it best describes the mood I associate with dusk.  A literal meaning of Udaasi is melancholy or sadness; however, in the Sikh’s Guru Granth Sahib it also denotes a contemplative state of mind. As another crisp Fall day comes …

A glass half full

“By defining ourselves against something, we are in fact defining ourselves by it. …We will see anger only if we know it.” I recently read these lines in a book (Radical) and recalled other, similar narratives. One summer evening my good friend and mentor, the late Prof. Singh and I were enjoying a cup of …

Satisfaction

“Bahut diyaa dene waale ne tujhko Aanchal hi naa samaaye toh kyaa kije Beet gaye jaise yeh din rainaa Baaki bhi kat jaaye duaa kije” – Shankardas Kesarilal “Shailendra” [Providence has provided you bounties aplenty (so much) as to not be contained in your cloak, what might you do just as these days and nights …