The Epic, in short

Kerala, a state located in the southernmost tip of India, though small boasts a rich diversity in culture. Located to the west of the Western Ghats, Kerala receives a rich downpour during the monsoons. In olden times, this meant that food was scarce and the constant rain basically confined  one to ones home. The tropical location combined with the rain also meant that diseases spread … Continue reading The Epic, in short


One of the songs I heard many many times growing up was Krishnakripasagaram. I love the song. It is a perfect combination of great lyrics, great music and a very soulful rendition by K.J.Yesudas. The song is entirely written in Sanskrit and here I attempt to translate it.   Song: Krishna kripa sagaram Film: Sargam Lyrics: Yusuf Ali Kechery Music: Bombay Ravi Singer: Chithra K … Continue reading Krishnakripasagaram

The Mayor of Casterbridge

“Happiness [is] but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.” This quote from the book perfectly describes the story. Moments of true happiness are few and far between the alcoholism, business failure, loss of rank and brutal heartbreak. But what else can you expect from the blunt Victorian realist whose books sometimes were so controversial that they had to be sold in brown … Continue reading The Mayor of Casterbridge


 “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”    Once I finished reading Foundation, this quote stuck to my mind and comes up every time I watch the news. The source of this ever relevant quote is Isaac Asimov’s seminal work Foundation, a science fiction novel which transcends the barrier of sci-fi and talks to the reader from sociological, political, historical, scientific, and religious points … Continue reading Foundation