Aimless

I stood under a tree tonight, watching the cigarette smoke take the shape of the cool breeze that is gently rustling the leaves. What will this life amount to? The same thought seeps through as I leaf through pages. The same thought circles as I lay awake in bed, hearing every tick of the clock. […]

Will it Pass?

For me, it is only in the wake of being rejected by a lover that disillusionment ensues. The saturnine torpor exposes the excruciating loneliness that I once felt but happily forgot about. The excruciating loneliness one feels from being stuck in one’s bedroom stifled by past memories of happy companionship. I cannot tell you now […]

Agnes

The life of an artist is inspired, self-sufficient and independent. – Advice to Young Artists- Unpublished manuscript deposited at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  A little tribute to Agnes Martin whom I have gained great admiration for when a friend told me about her no more than a month ago. I found the following […]

Whatever

Narrated by a depressive and socially isolated protagonist, Michel Houellebecq’s first novel Whatever traces the disaggregating effects of post-Fordism on the intimate spaces of human affect. Set in the burgeoning information technology industry of the mid-1990s among a hitherto literarily neglected social group of middle managers (cadres), the novel suggests that the cultural project of […]

Andalusia

The Vedas, Shastras and Puranas all give definitive explanations about what is True, but still, realization of one’s True Nature does not take place – Chapter 7 Sub-Chapter 10 – Dasbodh When I first moved to Somerville in October 2018, I met my house mate who was a visiting Sorbonne educated Economist from Galicia. He […]

Translate

There are several texts that I would like to read but I am surprised these have not been translated in to English. Having read many texts in translation I am aware of the difficulty and that one cannot truly approach a text in translation, however, should these be accessible, I believe some progress can be […]