I have been grappling with some difficult questions about home and belonging, what to do with life, whether this PhD is just a job to me or more, and who I am.
This song is from Kannathil Muththam Ittal. It is a touching story about little girl who tries to find her biological mother after finding out she was adopted. This journey takes the family to Sri Lanka and portrays the sensitive political situation there and how it affects the people. It’s quite a movie! When I … [Read more…]
How intensely have you questioned your sanity? Today my brain perceived differently- I saw at angles I hadn’t seen before and heard at times I couldn’t explain. I didn’t like it. The violence, the hatred, the filthy perversion suddenly struck me freshly. As was everything else. It was too sharp. I couldn’t breathe. In fresh air I moved like one dead. I was dead. All my motor functions were mechanical. I don’t remember. I tried to gain back life from leaves. But I needed a tree- to really hug a tree.
This prison. Walls. No trees.
No where to hide
To be alone or cry.
It is too difficult for a European to see India as one country when they understand it’s diversity is more at the scale of a continent – their continent. Every state in India is equivalent to a country in Europe, not only in terms of size but also cultural diversity, language, customs and identity. And … [Read more…]