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Thresholds - a personal story

 Life is experienced twice. While you go through it and while you remember it looking back! She was 17years old , when they took her to the studio to pose for a picture. This was very different from the usual pose of a bride to be; rigid, hands crossed in front staring at the camera. Here she was dressed in a velvet blouse and silk saree, seated on a bench of sorts and holding a Veena in her hand. The way you would imagine Raja Ravi Varma to paint his Goddess Saraswathi! Rajamma , my maternal grandmother was a proficient vainika and vocalist, showing an immense talent at a very young age. She would often accompany her elder brother on performances, enthralling the audience with her throw, range and A pitch. The family really thought they would become musicians of repute, until cruel fate struck a blow and took the brother's breathe as Tuberculosis. The only alternate was marriage for a girl like her and when a suitable proposal arrive, they sent her off along with the Veena and her

Verse-Space -When will you call me? (a short poem)

Ageless Village, when will you call me? when I am aged? Lucky are those who have been raised  with verdant swaying fields as companions and gushing clear waters of streams and rivers as partners. To feel Mother Earth and  to smell her petrichor and to taste her heritage fruits and to hear the cow bells tinkle and  to see her splendorous sunrise and sunset. To experience freedom and transcendence forever  to know such freedom when will you call me? Ageless Village, When?