Showing posts from 2015

Writing a Recipe for Human Mind

If there were no hunger would there be any food recipes. That is, if the growth and the well-being of our metabolism is sustained through breathing or a process equivalent to that, there wouldn't have been any hunger, or need for food. That alone would have cut down the world's activities and enterprises from its present measure to one forth or even less than that.

No food preparation, no food shows, no celebrity cook, no cook book, no recipe, no recipe- book, no restaurants, no hotels, no kitchen in our homes, no agriculture, no farming.  We can only imagine  how grotesque our world would have become.

So what all kinds of activities and enterprises in this world are sustained by that single factor called HUNGER and the other side of the coin RECIPE, have no end insight. There are many hungers, of course varying in terms of their intensities.  Hunger for  food is the most basic among all those, means its a need; without having food humans cannot survive.  But there are others…

Tearing Eyes

She slipped into a pyjama, pulled the matching top down over  her head, and draped a shall over her shoulders. She took the purse out of the briefcase and slipped the cellphone into it and locked the room.  The veranda was stained with foot steps, muddy. In big and small sizes, they spread from the entrance to each room like leaves on a tree's crown. She paused at the door to slip her legs into her slippers. 


I watched her turning the corner at the four-way junction and pacing along the bulwark. Reaching our front gate she stopped. Clutching the gate latch, she pulled it with force. Unlatching, she opened the gate.  Now I'm able to see the dirt on the stained flowers on her tatterdemalion outfit thatmade me nauseate.

I went to draw the curtains, to hide away from her, but she saw me, her wandering eyes capturing me and eternizing me in her. She waved at me, I ignored her.

Humanity - Laws of Love (A letter to a Hindu)

Laws of Newton, Laws of  Thermodynamics, Laws of gravity, I have heard about many more laws in science, but none in humanities until recently I read about the Laws of Love. While I was a student decades ago,  I wrote a humor post in my college magazine about love, 'Love-a Chemical Element'. A classmate and a neighbor of mine, accused me of plagiarism. A similar post was published somewhere else by somebody else.

This Year's Winter

By this year's winter I would have left Cape town. That was according to my travel plan. The plan I made when I shifted to Capetown by the beginning of this year. Towards the end of April or by early May I would have landed in Kerala. By June I would be sitting in the sit out of my Kerala home, ears awaiting the  horrendous beat of that monster-the Monsoon.  But I'm still in my Capetown home. Plans are made to be broken too..

Fear Blocks Creativity- Willingness to Take Risks

Fear is a first class impediment to all sorts of human activities, creativity is one important among them.  Being bloggers we know it well. How many of our planned projects are simply gathering dust  in our inner world. We fear to bring them out before others. 
And whom do we fear? We fear everybody starting from our family and immediate relatives. Even in those you bestow complete trust might surprise you with their responses when you disclose your inner most desire - to  write a book.

Can You Learn to be Creative?

Can youlearn to be creative? Of course you can. If one's not convinced about that, look around, and have a comparison between the world you saw ten years ago and now. That we are now able to have this discussion itself is proving we are creative. Before ten years, me sitting in Africa had to wait for weeks or even months to know what were happening in the lives of my people at home in Kerala, and in my country. But the internet made it possible that information is a matter of seconds or minutes. What we need are the right gadgets like computers, cell phones etc. These gadgets are the outcomes of human creativity. They initially have been formed as ideas in human minds.