November 2009

  • On people and their economic behavior

    If only I could draw well, I will paint this picture of our existence – a human pyramid shaking and shivering under its own weight, in a pool of billion lives. With every new level, new people are added to the bottom – ‘initiated’ as they say. Those at the top, with so much as… Continue reading

  • paperback philosopher

    I met him on the street once. Old he was. I helped him cross the street. I asked him what he did in his spare time. He said he started his career as a ring master in circus. ‘The excitement of the scene, the meekness of the ferocious animal (who by the way would never… Continue reading

  • the sea

    Waves are the reality of the sea. Touching the shore and leaving, rising and subsiding, moving in a rhythm.. like the hands of clock. Curiously entwined by chance, their fate appears fixed, determined.. the hands will always move, so will the waves.. But the tides are a reality too… the sea does not relent to… Continue reading

About Me

Nehaan in Persian means ‘secret’ or ‘hidden.’ In Japanese, the same word means ‘nirvana.’ In these pages, I will make an attempt to explore, and if possible, partly or fully reveal what lies hidden from our view in our day-to-day lives. The path will be characterised by a certain lack of method which I think is characteristic of human intuition. I write and shall continue to write only when inspired to do so. This also means I might occasionally make forays into varied fields such as science, music, philosophy, language, linguistics and poetry, to name a few. I hope this would not put off new readers and tire the old ones! But who am I to complain–even the lovers of fine wine feel repulsed by the first drop and still, quite strangely, dizzy by the last.