Mar 25, 2010


Mysteries are more interesting then the certainties. -Ruskin Bond from "roads to Mussoorie"

Only one venom poisons all people, the urge to own. It kills desire, kill love, kills friendship, kills kinship. It shrinks the muchness of the world to a set of walls, a fistful of silver, a pair of limbs. I treat desire as a rite of celebration not a ritual of ownership. Always, desire as celebration. Nothing else. Not ego, not control, not proprietorship.  - Mustafa Syed, nawab of Jagdevpur from "Alchemy of Desire" by Tarun Tejpal.