January 2023

  • Stillness

    Orange grey and white Like dots they sit still On a sheet of paper Quiet and steady And as streaks they fly To and fro Like darts or arrows Ready to kill But then begins the dance They move and in their movement They appear to each other As if perfectly still Moving and yet… Continue reading

  • दोस्ती

    गुज़र चुके हैं जुनून-ए-इश्क़ से कई बार मगर दोस्ती का सुकून बरसों बाद मिला है अंगारों पर चल-चलकर जो ज़ख़्म बटोरे थे आज एक अरसे बाद उनपर मरहम लगा है Continue reading

  • I have walked this path before

    I have walked this path before I know this trail I know the way this stream bends And I know how these twigs sound As I step on them With my unsteady feet I have seen that tree before I have held that trunk As I made my way across this ancient forest Following the… 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.