Category Archive: Words

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. Advertisements


Little bits of people are tokens of what was, could have been, and all the possibilities that still beckon. While it was not by design, this image of a collection of objects on… Continue reading

Mere Mehboob (1963) India

               Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni शकील बदायुनी, شکیل بدایونی                  Music: Naushad नौशाद अली, نوشاد علی                  Playback: Mohd. Rafi मोहम्मद रफ़ी, محمد رفیع                  Poetry and music like this confirm that there is beauty and it’s worth living for.                  This song unlocks the… Continue reading

To Speak, Perchance To ‘Dream In Chinese’: Why I love languages!

Deborah Fallows, a linguistics professor, has a written a book about her journey with learning Chinese. Melissa Block of NPR makes a great interview with her.  This is a GREAT story! Do listen… Continue reading

shiv kumar batalvi

Birhaa da Sultan, Shiv Kumar Batalvi died too young and left us with poetry and song that remains unparalleled in Punjabi literature. I don’t think I could ever translate his work into English… Continue reading