Talking

She knocked on my door and I opened the door. I was struck by her beauty, the radiance of her face, her long flowing hair. She came in, and we sat down. “I hear you are an intelligent man”, she said, “Why not tell me a bit about the places you’ve been, the things you’ve…

Shanti Parva

After the Great War that has waged all around me over the past year, and now as it draws to a close, it is only proper that we have a few words of peace now, of closure, and of rest. A sort of ceremony one could say, that in the best circumstances, should bring peace…

The journey within

In my last post, I talked about how I came to abandon my Ph.D. and basically get on with my life. In an earlier post, I talked about how I came to do a Ph.D. in the first place. And thus, one could say that in these two posts, you have the the beginning, parts of…

Bye Bye Ph.D.!

In a couple of previous posts, here and here I explained where I was coming from. The posts were written in wayyy back in the end of 2014, when I was just about a year into my Ph.D. Well, we are now past the first quarter of 2017 now, and its only right that I give you…

What I fear…

What is it that scares me you ask? Is the exams, I take, and do not ace? Or is it dragons that walk these halls, Who spite me, and I spite doubly back? Or is it petty little spies they send, To watch me, touch my things, influence my head? A title I sought, I did…

Love letters to a dear friend

Why do I not give up on you, you wonder sometimes. Looking in the mirror, she appreciates her beauty. “Is it my great beauty that he is after?” she thinks. Her long locks, flowing down her back, she strokes. “It is surely my beautiful hair, that entrance him!”, she says out loud. And then, later,…

Next Steps

Since I started college (way back in 2005!), I’ve been deeply interested in the study of religions, their history, and their impact on human history. Since most of this impact has been in the medieval and modern ages, it is these periods of history that I’ve come to be most conversant with. Many people find…

About Myself

This is my first blog post here, and as I was thinking what to post about, I thought why not tell you a bit about myself and why I chose to start this blog. I am a 27 years old (2014), male, and an Indian. I am deeply interested in history, although all of my…