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Ashwini Bhatnagar

Ashwini Bhatnagar has had a long and distinguished record in print journalism. He has worked with some of the best newspapers in the country, including The Pioneer, The Times of India, Sunday Mail... Read More

Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:27

“That’s the gold I see,” she said, pointing to the golden glitter which had spread from the shore to the distant horizon where the orb waited to take the final bow before disappearing into the fathomless depths of the sea.

“And that’s gold, too,” she said, pointing to the beach sand which had also changed its hue.

“Believe me,” she continued, “I believe in what I see. You hold this moment and you will feel the gold around you. Let it pass, and there will be only dirty sand and foul-smelling sea around you. This is my reality principle — that 15-minute-of-fame thing — when I am bathed in the ethereal glow that I now see around me. I say dream about it, live for it, and, most importantly, be there when time and tide are ready to cover you with their shimmer.”

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