As far as illusions go

This one was deep and strong

Despite my thirty something years

I wasn’t prepared for this to go wrong.


What seemed like profound silences

Pregnant with feelings of love

Turned out to be mere voids of time

In search of another joke or pun.


What seemed like long furtive glances

Holding back a storm of words

Were a set of glazed porcelain eyes

That merely gave the illusion of meaningful depth.


What seemed like a union of two minds

Relishing joyously together their wisecracks and puns

Was nothing more than a playful banter between friends

That one engages in for distraction and light-hearted fun.


To tell you the truth, I have been before,

The one who thinks that the Sun rises for her,

That the birds come to wake her up in the mornings,

That the barking dogs, from evil nocturnal spirits, protect her.


And while those things may or may not be true

One thing seems certain for sure–

Sometimes what seems special and unique

Is nothing more than a reflection of our hope.




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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.

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