About Me

Someone who fell in love with the natural world early on and has been smitten ever since. A blade of grass, a mighty mountain, a tiny raindrop, a roaring waterfall, all fill me with awe and wonder. Nature feels home, filled with warmth and love. It pains my heart to see this home being ravaged. This blog is an effort to find tweaks in modern living to preserve the sanctity of this home. I sincerely hope that you join me in this green karmic journey.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Time For Introspection



I used to have sleepless nights over the pollution that we human beings were inflicting on the Earth. I used to obsess over the waste created in everyday life. 

Once, while discussing my anxieties with a friend, his comments brought things into perspective. "Don't worry about the Earth. It will take care of itself. If you've to worry about someone, worry about the human race. That's the one to suffer by the changes it's creating.' Wise words, those!

I realized how vulnerable we are. If we don't understand the implications of our actions, we're the ones who'll suffer. The Earth will recover. It always has. We've to change the narrative. 
It's not the Earth that needs saving. It's us!

The Earth has always been there and will always be there. 
With or without you. 
You need the Earth. 
The Earth doesn’t need you. 
You think you are high and mighty. 
Forces of nature are mightier than you. 
You think you are invincible.
Stop kidding yourself!
Act to save the human race.
Now!!!

Friday, 20 March 2020

Time Out!



Sshhh....It's the universe talking!
Only if we care enough to listen.

The earth is whispering,
“You're a part of me, 
Sweet child!
Don’t try to own me
I'm my own master
I hide mysteries untold.

If I cater to your needs,
Don’t assume I’m yours to exploit.
If I give you water, food, air
And nourish you with my body and soul
Don’t take that for granted.
If I bear the burden,
Of your desires and whims,
Don’t take that as my weakness!

I am a mother. 
Mother to you and all your siblings:
Trees, animals, birds, algae, 
Coral, fish, insects, worms,
Millions and billions of
Creatures big and small.
They all call me mother 
And I love them all,
Just as I love you.

If I can humor you,
I can discipline you too!
And its high time
For you to understand,
What you can and cannot do to me 
And to your fellow brethren
They’ve been telling me,
Of miseries untold,
And I hear their sobs,
Of pain and loss.
Of you crossing your threshold.

I myself have watched you,
Plundering my bounty,
Tainting my shores,
Taking more than you need,
Suffocating me with your greed.

So like a mother I've to say:
Time Out!!!
Go to your room 
And do some thinking.
Think long and think deep.
Know your place 
In my waft and my weave.

Learn to be,
With others around
Not hog my blessings
And cut others out.
You're sulking?
Take your time!
And when you're done
Come out with a plan.

More of kindness,
Less of greed,
Will leave enough,
For everyone's need.