Bokeh

He didn’t realize he killed the engine. The deep-red-coloured-stuffed-heart dangling from the key chain swung violently as he stepped out of the car.  The beach wore a deserted look, as expected.  He couldn’t have noticed if a dinosaur roared past him in that night drenched in darkness. His eyes were blinded by tears.  He floated …

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Life-size Raindrop

Poet Manushyaputhiran’s “Aaluyara Mazhaiththuli” (ஆளுயர மழைத்துளி), translated. Tiny and huge,raindrops, galore. A life-size raindropwalkson the rainy road. Walking besidethousands and thousandsof raindropsavoiding getting drenched,holding the haft of the cloth,it scurries pastbeneath a little umbrella. Even youmust be going behindone of those life-size raindropsknowing well thatit will meltthe momentyou set your eyes. Yet,in the moment preceding,you surrender your …

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Man of joy – au revoir!

The show is over. The curtains are drawn. Confetti are descending slowly to the ground, succumbing to the gravitational pull. Yet, like the obsessed Nilambari of Padayappa, I re-read and re-watch Sachin’s farewell speech, again and again. Ideally, like a true cricket fan, I could watch his batting exploits in YouTube, handpicked by experts and …

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