Dissolve in the Absolute

Baba Shamsuddin, as his students called him, was born in 1936 in Bhavnagar (Gujarat). He first learned sitar from his father, Rudra Veena player Mohammed Khan Faridi, who came from the centuries-old tradition of Gauharbani …

Sublime Rudra Veena!

Swamy Dattatreya Parvatikar lived in the premises of Badrinath Temple of The Himalayas and hardly spoke to anybody. He was a nada yogi and was an expert in sitar, vichitra veena, rudra veena and swarmandal. …

The infinite beauty of being…

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, …

The Dakini Speaks

My friends, let’s grow up. Let’s stop pretending we don’t know the deal here. Or if we truly haven’t noticed, let’s wake up and notice. Look: Everything that can be lost, will be lost. It’s …

Of Loss of Love…

“…unrequited love does not die; it’s only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price …

Bathtub in Belfast

Years later we’ll remember the bathtub the position of the taps the water, slippery as if a bucketful of eels had joined us … we’ll be old, our children grown up but we’ll remember the …

Breasts

 ~Breasts – By Kutti Revathi  (English translation by N Kalyan Raman) Breasts are bubbles, rising In wet marshlandsI watched in awe — and guarded — Their gradual swell and blooming At the edges of my youth’s …

The Muse…

“Sometimes I say to a poem, “I don’t have the strength To wring out another drop Of the sun.” And the poem will often Respond By climbing onto a barroom table: Then lifts its skirt, …