A year in the new COVID world

It was the first week of March of the year 2020. I was very excited because my mid-semester exams just got ever and I will be going home in a few days. There was some talk about coronavirus being epidemic in China and Italy. But it didn't bother me much. I was thrilled for the …

Remembering my first non-Human friend

Two years old Jimmy This is a memorial post I'm writing with a heavy heart dedicated to Jimmy(21st June 2012-13th August 2020), a pomeranian-labrador mixed breed with a majestic predominantly greyish white fur with some patches having golden color on her back. She was no longer than 3 feet, but her confidence never made her …

Understanding Spirit Possession-1

A significant percentage of people have witnessed or listened to personal accounts of spirit possession. It is ubiquitous in almost all regions of the world. In a cross-cultural survey published in 'Religion, altered states of consciousness and social change' by anthropologist Erika Bourguignon documented the presence of institutionalized possession in 74% of the societies included. …

Go Corona Go

On the evening of 19th March, India's PM once again addressed the nation in his signature style, at 8 PM for the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. In his address, he urged Indians to observe a 14-hour lasting curfew on Sunday and clap and beat plates at 5 PM for 5 minutes. Seemingly, the intention was …

Delhi: A dying city

Yesterday I came across an article on the internet. It was about Twitterati posting pictures of Delhi before and after the Diwali celebration. Post-Diwali pictures were horrendous. They reminded me of images printed on the back page of kids’ magazines, cautioning readers to stop polluting the environment else situation will be like this. Those pictures predicted that …