When I work in software engineering, it is often abstract work, with no immediate connection of my work outcome to the world around me. Writing will help me have an ongoing interest, that creates that connection and awareness. To the larger human issues. I would like to focus on the non-mainstream, the smaller voices that … Continue reading Why write?
Blue glitter band returns with more hit music. The second single from their album, "Unnamed" was released in January 2018 and broke records in a number of countries, by debuting in the top position of the charts. Here is the lyrics for their Friendship song: Friendship Friendship is true If someone is new, be kind … Continue reading Blue Glitter band update
Part 6 - Assam So, Assam! Land of the fabled Assam tea. I do have a Tea Story related to Assam, obviously! My reading of the very first few pages of the book No ghosts in this city by Uddipana Goswami shook me out of my stupor. No, I am not talking about a new place and setting for … Continue reading And yes, there is the tea
Book: No ghosts in this city by Uddipana Goswami Part 5 - Assam One feature of a cosmopolitan place is that the culture gets jumbled. At least, as children, there is freedom and much joy in friendship with the others. An Axamiya child goes in and out many houses, savoring the duck eggs and buffalo … Continue reading Fading away in the harshness
Things that send the mind into a tizzy Arguments Uncertainty of future Too many options Focusing on people's intentions Things to settle the mind Sharp focus on the most important people in my life Walking in nature, especially on challenging terrain Read a paper book Talk to people
Part 4 - Assam I remember once watching an Assamese movie on Doordarshan long ago. There were some strange goings on as I could not keep up with the subtitles, and maybe someone dead? The movie showed a woman working on a wooden instrument that ground rice. She operated it using her hands and and … Continue reading People, mountains, stories?
Book: No ghosts in this city by Uddipana Goswami Part 3 - Assam The book is the story of small towns in Assam. Many stories within a single town, a lot of these towns were built around the creation of tea estates. There were the Axamiya, the Bodo, and then other tribes living in Assam before the … Continue reading We are all migratory birds
Spring - jumping Summer - dancing Autumn - falling Winter - sleeping We watched a play today, The Gardener by Mike Kenny produced by the Graffiti Theatre Company here. I will give you what the grown up thought of it, rather than the kid who probably felt it was a tad unexciting when compared … Continue reading Child in the theatre
Part 2 - Assam It is difficult to read about military presence within civilian areas. We do not wage any wars, yet we send soldiers to live and patrol close to our villages and towns. To keep an eye and contain struggles that have borne out of differences. Chiefly from the differences of ethnicity and … Continue reading Within and without gates
Part 1 - Assam Maybe this is insignificant. Still. I started reading a new book, full of anticipation. A book set in Assam where I had lived briefly in. I read about the author a bit, a woman writer. The publisher is Zubaan, so the stage was set for a women oriented story. The first … Continue reading How do we read gender?