Reflections :: Prolific and Profound

In this, my older prose, you will see the passion with which I write and the articles that formed the basis of Imagine and my Poetryreflections

1 Love Letter

Written for a woman I wanted to marry and couldnt because too many notions got in the way.

2 Gratitude

Written for John's wedding in 2011, this remains my standard wish for any couple and forms a part of other writings like Valima and Fray

3 Brittle

Why do we have to be so brittle with our religions and ideologies? Lets be more tolerant and loving esp towards ourselves.

4 Love Thy Self

Imploring the reader to love him/herself as I beg myself the same

5 Musings

Musings Interrupted (thoughts on the way to Pondicherry in 2013 - spiritual pilgrimage)

6 Love Again

On the rebound from love and questioning everything.

7 Islam

Short essay on Islam (not Atheism) as inspired by my own teacher.

8 Writer Tick

"What makes a writer tick" - All my sources of Inspiration over the years

9 Church

Notes for HCLC in Bellevue and read over 2 Sundays - this includes Cliff Rihcard's Sing a Song and Kansas' Wall

10 Copyfight

Written in America, a CURATOR imploring Authors to make their more profound works free

11 Valima

At a cousins wedding - a reading out of Gratitude mixed with a few other thoughts and quotes.

12 Let There Be Love

Random trip on love and caring for our fellow human.

13 Reconciling Quality

Thoughts on Quality in Religion - rtying to integrate the static (dogman) from the dynamic (individual)

14 Sleep Eros

Fictionalized Romance where it takes a couple a whole year of bonding before igniting the sexual spark.

15 Quality

A plea not to judge other on religious grounds, but to let a true spirit of harmony reign

16 Divine

128 atributes of the Divine - Mahakala and Mahashakti (Lords of Time)

17 Unspoken

Planned selection of prayers and my own "Harmony" prayer - unspoken at Hussain Day, Bangalore

18 Partners

Few thoughts on romance and partners, ends with a note to my cousin on her wedding day.

19 Linger Near

Thoughts on death - for the Jim Reeves song

20 New Age

Random jottings on a New Age and the thoughts it inspires

21 Letters Jun2017

3 separate essays for 3 people (at the hospital)

22 Grace

Another random trip on a day at the hospital

23 Affirmation

Imran's personal affirmation in 2017

24 Expectation

The 3 types of expectation (essay written at Veena's request)

25 Good Enough

A plea to everyone strive to be deemed good enough

26 Religion

Planned as a series, this one dedicated to my Quran teacher.

27 Inspired Teaching

Written for Edlusion, my former employer, this underscores the need for inpired teaching - seeing it as a calling rather than yet another profession.

28 Particle Physics

Kinda cryptic love note, this one inspired by "Will and Lyra" in Philip Pullman's Dark Materials

29 Intangibles

Written for Edlusion, my former employer, this talks of the Intangibles in Teaching Frameworks.

30 Join Us

The YM Join Us Video of 2018

31 Feeling For Others

Short appeal to people not to be indifferent to each other's pain.

32 Keep Smiling

Long message to students about "never losing that fire" and making life spectacular.

33 Devalaya

Some random trip on "Devalaya" - the Abode of the Gods

34 ID 2018

Imran's message / video of Independance Day 2018

35 The Fray

A mix of various essays and prayers for partners.

36 Bless Us Father

A short prayer as we "undertake to manifest our very Heaven on Earth".

37 Taminders Legacy

A barrage of questions based on characters of the book of Richard Bach ie: Curious Lives

38 Messages 2020

Messages on Independance day and 2020 Eid

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