In the storm’s eye

Hear The rumble of the wind, The ominous tune it plays on roof tins. Behold The darkening of the sky, The swift embrace of clouds on the sly. Feel The pounding of the hearts, The rain’s sharp descent, its pointed darts. * This whooshing wind, this eerie sky, This unyielding torrent in the storm’s eye,Continue reading “In the storm’s eye”

Have we lost it?

[First published in The Hindu dated July 29, 2016] The Ballroom of Chennai’s Taj Coromandel hotel, resplendent under the amber glow of 20-something chandeliers, seemed like an unlikely setting for a discussion on climate change. After all, the brightly-lit room was, if anything, a painful reminder of our conspicuous consumption of electricity, and everything elseContinue reading “Have we lost it?”

After the storm

He sits on his haunches                         Palm over the head. The storm last night                         Blew away his hut. It was made out of straw                         And some thatch, It was no match                         For the might Of the raging monster. In Sundarbans,                         People become meals For crocodiles &Continue reading “After the storm”