Tag Archives: Quote

Reading Ghalib

Striking lines from my current read Twilight in Delhi by Ahmed Ali

My despair does not know
The turnings of the wheel of time
The day turned disastrous
Knows neither dusk nor dawn

-Ghalib

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Little learning on the back of a tuktuk

I was thinking of some good subject from quite some time and Voila I found it today.. at the back of a tuktuk :-). You’ll find all sorts of funny phrases written on trucks and tuktuks in India, but for once I found something so cogitative. I was impressed so much so that I chased the tuktuk to take a picture.

Thought
Photo Credits: A. Mittal

 Translation (It wasn’t easy):

Had man been the embodiment of Love

Had he been a little more selfless

Had he been more conscious of someone else’s pain

He would have been a healer rather than a venomous snake.

Another paradigm for travel

Since I’m traveling for next 6 days, I came across a quote which articulate my thoughts associated with this holiday. 

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett