Monday, October 31, 2005


Maala pherat jug bhaya, phira na man ka pher
Kar ka manka chhod de, man ka manka pher

Question, examine, do not be institutionalized. A slightly bird's eye view of this Kabir doha learnt decades back. And decades later, the same lessons put down in print by a New Yorker. Edward Said & Kabir. Eons apart, aren't they?

Traditions of yore. Continuation for the sake of it. Unconditional acceptance of the has been.

What will you burn this Diwali? What will you illuminate?