Gloria Indica Hi! Welcome to the 20th edition of Gloria Indica, our newsletter written specifically for Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you’re reading this for the first time, then welcome. This is our newsletter when we tend to focus a bit more on the cannabis, business and technology narratives blazing across the world of ours today. … Continue reading Tripping on VR, Politics and Finance
He felt himself whimper and shudder with pleasure as the warm mounds of solid chocolate turned into semi-liquid, near the base of his tongue, squishing around his mouth as if he sought an overdose; no doubt expressed by the sight of himself on his smartphone self, with froths of milk chocolate all over his mouth. … Continue reading I Can’t Sleep! Too Many Voices Trying To Talk To Me
Note: this post is not a sad love letter, although the title sounds like one. Its a lyrical line from Philips Philips' popular song, 'Gone Gone Gone'. Every single time I listen to it, it reminds me of Starr, whom I adore. Unfortunately, we cannot be together due to factors beyond our control. All I … Continue reading I’ll Love You Long After You’re Gone
She walked in, he froze up. Reflexively. It felt cute in a way that he couldn't speak. He left to have a cigarette till his knees got weak. Escape was just a nod and a casual wave, towards no one in particular, but an omnipresent being that seemed to corner him whenever she came around. … Continue reading The Queen And The Terrace
Disclaimer: The following excerpts are from an interaction with Mr. Tashi Sharma (name changed on request), a resident of Bangalore from the past nine years. This post does not promote the use of recreational marijuana in any way. The aim of the post is as always, to educate and inform. The first part can be … Continue reading A Casual Interview With One Of Bangalore’s High Profile Marijuana Dealers – Part 2
When she appeared, his world stopped. Like a plume of radiance enveloping him from time to time, he imagined her face, in all her glory, as if the goddess had chosen him to reveal her human form to. He was fortunate. Of that he was sure. For how else, had he mustered up the courage … Continue reading She Stopped His World
"She's got a smile that it seems to me, reminds me of childhood memories, when everything was as great as the bright blue sky" "Really?" "Yes" "Awesome. So have you told her?" "That she's got a smile that reminds me of the bright blue sky? Not directly. I wrote a letter a few months back. … Continue reading The Quintessential Modern Life
The last time he had consumed marijuana, he had continued to do so for the next ten days, forsaking work, settled as he was, sprawled across a comfortable couch, reading books and blogs, writing long letters to his beloved, in front of a smart television, that served as a twin interface for traditional television channels … Continue reading How Urban Marijuana Users Can’t Help But Consume
Sins was twenty-four years old and looked so. He had never heard about meditation one month before June, 2019. In the sense, he had been under the impression that rites, rituals, chanting, deities, human or imaginary, spiritual experiences and meditation were all tools, methods and techniques to calm the human mind through belief and sustained … Continue reading Why You Should Give A Fair Trial To Vipassana Meditation
He had had a calamitous September. Not that it mattered. In fact, he welcomed the uncertainty and chaos that seemed intent to take him, wring him in an invisible, gigantic hand, and spew him back towards a world hell bent on making things as difficult as possible for him, simply because, they were difficult things … Continue reading The Impending Storm of November.
He covered her with two blankets, whispered a few words about their intertwined destinies in her ears and gently kissed her on the forehead, fighting back the urge to lie down with her on his arms. It wasn't fully dawn yet, he could just about make out the tinge of the first few rays, which … Continue reading Do You Know What’s Worth Fighting For?
She had been asleep when the accident happened. When she regained consciousness after a few short minutes, she felt as if there was something, a physical object with sharp edges, inside her lower back. Fighting back tears, while imagining herself impaled on pieces of glass, she moved a little, and to her relief, she felt … Continue reading Turn Your Stress Into Smoke.
For him, hate was something to be abhorred, something to be hated. It didn't matter who it was, or what it was. Hate was destructive and of no use whatsoever, even if it was being harnessed in order to accomplish something productive, because something built on hate could never leave a legacy behind. With time, … Continue reading How Much Can You Hate? Think.
They had had a lovely candlelight dinner with a view of the entire city. After desert, while they were sitting together, arms wrapped around, deep in lip lock, both of them felt the gradual rise of a deep, meaningful connection, akin to beautiful rivers and mountain sides, with all their splendour, touching the skies; the … Continue reading Romantic Thoughts About The Beautiful Future That Beckoned, For Some
The lights at his office gradually began turning off, one room by one room, as he lurked in a corner, swiping left and right on Tinder, like a prospective miner digging for gold. It wasn't late, the minute hand on his watch showed nine minutes after eleven in the night, a full eight hours before … Continue reading Mr. Sins Goes To The Pool
"I'm here without you baby, but you're still always on my mind. I think about you baby, and I dream about you all the time. I'm here without you baby, but you're still with me in my dream, and tonight girl, its only you and me". An annoying mosquito buzzing inside Sins' ear repeatedly since … Continue reading The Rule of Sins, A Master of His Destiny.
His dashboard was ready, its intricately drawn lines showing the connectedness between multiple aspects, straight and curved, equally spread around a few choice words like learning, finance and fitness, floating across other choice words like work and relationships, across every direction. The dashboard wasn't really a board or an interface displayed on an electronic device. … Continue reading The Algorithm of Life, The Data Religion
The milk based chocolate was a delight that every human being in the world had a right to taste and savour, especially when the ingredients that were required to produce it commercially through human ingenuity were obtained from plants and animals, members of the earth whom human beings had shaped judiciously through selective breeding generation … Continue reading The Wonders of Human Consciousness
As the clock's second hand inched closer and closer to twelve, the moment he had been waiting for, finally arrived. It was time to subject his body to physical stimulation of the sort, a few million in the world of seven billion would think of executing, on a daily basis. He was one among them. … Continue reading The Hunter Slayer In Us Will Never Die
It transpired that in spite of his bravado and belief in himself, fate seemed intent to ensure that he would be having a tough time in accomplishing the endeavors that held the key to his dreams, the dreams that he was imagining day in, day out, so much so that it became an integral part … Continue reading How You Can Remember Your Ancestors By
He kept telling himself it didn't matter. It didn't matter because all he cared about right now was the fact that he felt happy. And he knew why he was happy. It was because of the chemicals inside his brain that were buzzing around in excitement, like a chimpanzee frolicking and dancing around with its … Continue reading The Power Of Happiness