My present view of sustainability/ संधारणाबद्दल माझे सध्याचे मत/संधारण के बारे में मेरा वर्तमान दृष्टिकोण

Original thought: English My present view of sustainability I am starting today with the conclusion. There can be preferences, likes and dislikes, beliefs, personal judgements, but that is all. In reality, it is neither or either, denial, acceptance, and the various stages therein. How did I reach here? Am I writing something that I am …

We cooked these!!! /हमनें खाना बनाया !!!/ आम्ही जेवण बनवले!!!

Original thought: English We cooked these!!! It was the March of 2021. A year had passed since the first case of COVID-19 in India. We celebrated one-year anniversaries of a lot of days. Something that we didn’t expect was the second wave of COVID-19 itself. The surge in the number of cases was indeed baffling. …

इसे क्या कहते हैं?/What is it called?/याला काय म्हणतात?

मूल विचार: हिंदी इसे क्या कहते हैं? आजकल कहीं बस यूं ही रुकने को दिल करता है। कहने को तो बदला कुछ भी नहीं,  मैं अभी भी वही बेखौफ मैं हूं।  तुम अभी भी कुछ उलझे और थोड़े सुलझे-सुलझे से तुम हो। फिर भी ना जाने कहां से मुझ में और तुम में एक बावला-सा …

Reality and Magic/वास्तव आणि जादू/वास्तविकता और जादू

Original thought: English Reality and Magic The other day, while discussing scientific fiction and magical realism in class, we all were trying to explain how one differs from the other. We all agreed that scientific fiction maybe called fiction, but it actually deals with ideas that are quite far-fetched but have some or the other …

On board a Jetty to Mandwa/मांडव्यासाठीच्या जेटीवर/मांडवा के लिए एक जेट्टी पर

Original thought: English On board a Jetty to Mandwa The sun shines brighter than ever and I am sitting with a person wanting to visit the synagogue in Alibaug along with a guide. They further with to go to the synagogues in Pen and Panvel. I was surprised at how uninformed I would have sounded …

A meal with strangers/अनोळखी लोकांसह जेवण/अजनबियों के साथ भोजन

Original thought: English A meal with strangers When I started writing for Art Plus Blue, I remember, Akkosan (Akiko Ookuni) telling me that it is okay if I write about a meal I have had. She wanted me to bring my experience to you, the readers. I have been thinking about what to write for …

And there goes a year/आणि एक वर्ष सरले/और एक साल हो गया

Original thought: English And there goes a year Long back, I was sitting with my friend talking about Mumbai, the city I was born and raised in. I love Mumbai. Nothing would ever change that. However, like we all have mothers and aunts, I have another place that I can call my home, i.e., Aaravali …

A thankless job/आभारविरहित काम/बिना लाभ का काम

Original thought: English A thankless job I was volunteering for one of the Wall Art Festivals doing all the little things that I could. My main job was translation, but I tried to be useful in any way that I could. Laundering and daily shopping were my duties. All would give me one piece of …

Look for the signs…/खुणा शोधा…/संकेत खोजिए

Original thought:  English Look for the signs... I recently watched a movie titled Ubuntu in Marathi and I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t know much about the movie. It was something I stumbled upon accidently. The movie is amazing. But I am not here to talk about the movie. There is a story that the …

Oh King of Mathura, why are you hurriedly going to Gokul? – Part II/ अरे मथुरेच्या राजा, तू घाईघाईने गोकुळाला का जात आहेस? – भाग २/ मथुरानगरपति काहे तुम गोकुल जाए? – भाग 2

Original thought: English   Oh King of Mathura, why are you hurriedly going to Gokul? - Part II As a child, Krishna loved to steal butter that his mother would keep out of his reach. He would gather his cowherd friends and build a human castle to reach the pot of the butter. Then, he …