Tuesday 23 January 2018


For some
Homecoming is a path paved with lights;
For others,
A suspended sentence, after passing a trial by fire.*

*In Ramayana, there was a huge celebration and Ayodhya was decorated with lights when Rama returned from exile to take his place as the king. Sita, ont he other hand, had to take a fire test after she was rescued from demon king Ravana’s captivity, before she was accepted as the faithful wife and the rightful queen.

First published in Hakara, 15 Jan 2018.

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