Kalki

“In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium” – Bhagavad Gita Preface: I wrote this blog first in Thamizh, my mother tongue. I was concerned about writing in Thamizh after 50 years! I am happy that I…

The Dreamcatcher

Cast of Characters: (For the benefit of Non_Thamizh readers, since Thamizh names can be difficult to pronounce, and the way people are addressed is different from Indo-Aryan languages!) Manga (also referred to as Gangamma) – The protagonist of this story Madasamy – Manga’s husband Ganga – Their daughter Janaki (Janaki Mami, Mami) – Manga’s close…

The Landlady

Dear reader, In this blog/story I have dealt with a specific Covid impact, which I believe is not getting enough attention in the midst of the various aspects of this pandemic. Rather than my usual direct blog style, I have structured it as a story. Though the story is set in the poorest section of…

Summer of ’65

Six decades ago, we grew up in a very different world from today. The term ‘Global’ meant very little to us. We grew up carefree in our own corner of the world; our culture, environment, habits, language and philosophy were defined by our where we were born and where we continued to live. I was…

loosing out to Facebook

A couple of weeks back, I cancelled my FB account in a heroic fashion, in protest against Zuckerberg’s cavalier attitude towards civil rights movements. However within a week I started making a cost vs benefits analysis. I realized that neither FB nor Zuckerberg really care about my quitting FB. His only reaction will be ‘who…

reflections from yet another protest

The country is vibrant now with the Black Lives Matter protest. I intentionally did not say protests. It is one protest in one voice by one nation, one world, one people. As I write this protestors have been marching for more than two weeks and crowds have only gotten bigger and more peaceful. Do protests…

The Day The Consciences Took A New Direction – Part 5. Epilogue

Link to Part 1: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-1/ Link to Part 2: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-2-thozhas/ Link to Part 3: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/05/07/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-3-turbulence/ Link to Part 4: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-4-kalki/ It was a somber group that met to pay their tribute to Yaane on the 25th anniversary of his sacrifice. An old and frail Bharathi was accompanied by her son, Dr. Kannadasan Bharathi. Some of…

The Day The Consciences Took A New Direction – Part 4. Kalki

Link to Part 1: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-1/ Link to Part 2: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-2-thozhas/ Link to Part 3: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/05/07/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-3-turbulence/ Yaane sighed and looked around. He saw Narima huddled in a corner close to the forest, hugging her knees close to her chest. “Hey Narima, the smart girl. You have always found creative solutions to our problems. Now can you…

The Day The Consciences Took A New Direction – Part 3. Turbulence

Link to Part 1: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-1/ Link to Part 2: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-2-thozhas/ As Yaane walked majestically out of the forest on to the sandy beach, the nervous chattering came to a halt. Most of the Consciences had not seen Yaane in person before. They were awed by his figure, his stature and the manner in which he…

The Day The Consciences Took A New Direction – Part 2. Thozhas

Link to Part 1: https://vasuvasudevan.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/the-day-the-consciences-took-a-new-direction-part-1/ It is remarkable that such a major conference went unnoticed by most of the Unconscious. There may have been several reasons for this. The Unconscious always believed that they were  superior. Over time they had invaded and occupied the lands that belonged to the Consciences, destroyed the forests where some…