On Sovereignty & Time

On Sovereignty & Time

These past 16 months, when most of us have experienced a reality shaped almost entirely by the pandemic, we’ve been directly confronted with our relationship with Time. For some of us, Time has stretched out endlessly, a dreary Sahara, each day indistinguishable from...
Panther Medicine: A True Fable

Panther Medicine: A True Fable

My best friend’s cousin, M, kept a pet panther in her apartment in South Bombay’s very posh Marine Drive neighbourhood. The panther was a baby when M’s brother brought it to Bombay — an orphan he’d found shivering in the bushes near a tea plantation in Assam. M...
The Art of Homecoming

The Art of Homecoming

Art is made by choosing a set of constraints, using them to create a boundary, and then building a world inside it. With words or paint, metal or wood, musical instrument or food — whatever your art, it is a collaboration between you, the medium you work with,...
Desire, Trust, & The Game of Life

Desire, Trust, & The Game of Life

You can view any creation through a variety of lenses. For today, consider the unfolding pattern of your life through the lens of a game. Every game has rules that define it, that articulate the boundaries and limits within which the game is played, and the rules of...
Covid-19 & the Remaking of Our World

Covid-19 & the Remaking of Our World

We share this planet with an estimated 8.7 million other species, most of which we haven’t yet identified, the bulk of them microscopic in scale — including bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, among others. Viruses are different from all other species of life...