Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Under the Shadow of the Rainbow

"As it’s often seen that whenever two strangers, separated by thousands of miles of geography and hundreds of years of history and culture, meet, it’s usual for silence to occupy the physical as well as the mental space between them. And this silence was so essential for both to rid of their initial inhibitions before getting into a meaningful conversation whose ultimate objective was to forge a long and enduring friendship."

Friday, 21 September 2018


On a misty morning, I mourn
The loss of paradise of my solitude,
The joy of chill of a gentle breeze
Is snatched by my rectitude,
The tea loses its heat
Due to neglect and goes cold,
I burn my thoughts to keep
My heart warm, as time rolled,
With a dread, I feel the wind pace up
And the fog thicken, hither,
I guard the remnants of my
Treasure, and not let them wither,
Into the thinning grayness
Saunter the night and its mare,
The sun comes out, in earnest
To repair the dawn's despair,
The light stirs its strings to
Play a duet with the shadow,
The first song pours in me,
Filling my soul with glow,

# SP Singh

Monday, 18 June 2018

Blood Meridian

*   It’s a saga of unprecedented violence that various warring groups unleash against one another along the U.S.- Mexican border. As a reader I looked for a strong protagonist and some more characters, but I found none. After going through the first fifty pages, I realised that the author in a masterstroke had deliberately made the names of the human beings and places irrelevant. Only the character of ‘Judge’ survives the irrelevance somewhat, otherwise the events that pace up the novel are described in gory details and often unsettle your mind and compel you to put the book aside for a while. Violence is the central theme around which various events are woven. McCarthy’s description of the landscape is vivid, earthy and beautiful. Undoubtedly, it’s a masterpiece in its genre and perhaps his best novel. For me it’s been a great learning experience reading McCarthy’s books and I can’t thank Robert enough for the recommend. 

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