Feelings and emotions

Navarasa means Nine Emotions in which Nava signifies nine and Rasa signifies Emotions. The nine emotions included in Navarasa are Shringara (love), Hasya(laughter), Karuna (kind-heartedness or compassion), Raudra (anger), Veera ( courage), Bhayanaka (terror), Bheebhatsya (disgust), Adbutha (surprise), and Shantha (peace or tranquility). These are the emotions that human shows according to the situations. Vishal, a method actor, in the movie Avan Ivan, makes a brilliant … Continue reading Feelings and emotions


Some of the columnists I follow: S. Upendran, author of the popular  Know your English column in The Hindu – for the past over two decades, and Professor, Department of Materials Development, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. Bill Kirkman, Cambridge Letter, He began his career as a journalist on the Wolverhampton Express & Star, which he joined on graduating from Oxford. Bill then moved on to The Times, where he was Africa Correspondent … Continue reading Columnists

Bigger than a mountain, the sea or the world?

More lofty than a mountain will be the greatness of that man who, without swerving from his proper state controls himself. If we weigh the excellence of a benefit which is conferred without weighing the return, it is larger than the sea. A favour conferred in the time of need, though it be small (in itself) is (in value) much larger than the world. Thiruvallular, … Continue reading Bigger than a mountain, the sea or the world?

For so work the honey-bees

For so work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom. They have a king and officers of sorts; Where some, like magistrates, correct at home, Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad, Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer’s velvet buds, Which pillage they with merry march bring home To … Continue reading For so work the honey-bees

Spring Beckons US – II

Basil’s Twist’s The Rite of Spring. Basil Twist, one of America’s premier puppeteers, is preparing a piece to Stravinsky’s world-shaking ballet score “The Rite of Spring” for the Carolina Performing Arts festival “The Rite of Spring at 100,” in Chapel Hill. At the end of February, I went to a deconsecrated church in Bushwick to see how the rehearsals were going. The church was unheated, with … Continue reading Spring Beckons US – II

With time, it all goes, goes away

Avec le temps Avec le temps, va, tout s’en va On oublie le visage et l’on oublie la voix Le cœur, quand ça bat plus, c’est pas la peine d’aller Chercher plus loin, faut laisser faire et c’est très bien Avec le temps… Avec le temps, va, tout s’en va L’autre qu’on adorait, qu’on cherchait sous la pluie L’autre qu’on devinait au détour d’un regard … Continue reading With time, it all goes, goes away