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Living by the Moment

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INDRANI S.
Life is moving at a snail’s pace 
Uncertainty looms large
Uncertainty of remaining alive, uncertainty of tomorrow
And for many uncertainties of the present- of what will go into the pot today
The slow pace, riddance from the everyday rush and humdrum
The time that we thought was never enough
The silence that seemed so wanted and blissful
Has gradually become deafening and eerie
The ever-growing need for warmth
And physical intimacy was never felt more
The handshake, the warm embrace, the pat on the back
The casual touch
The feeling of touch-the essence of being alive
The pain of not being close enough
The pain of not being able to nurse our loved ones
Of not being close enough by the bedside
Of not being able to say goodbyes
Unceremonious last goodbyes
How long??
Humanity never appeared so vulnerable
The mundane now seems profound.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi