Krishna The God Who Lived As Man
by Bhawana Somaaya
The river was in high tide and the footprints of the Yadavas were more or less washed away. Big waves came rushing to the shore and wiped away some more footprints.
Suddenly Rukmini discovered a familiar footprint and sat beside it. Her eyes brimmed over with tears. These were the footprints her hair locks drooped over when she knelt at her Lord's feet every morning. These were the footprints she worshipped with chandan. The footprints of her Lord of Sri Krishna They were deeply immersed in the sand. The impression engraved in the sand was filled with water.
Rukmini's streaming tears were making an offering in the water-filled footprints.
Daruk arrived and stood beside her.
He looked startled. He could not believe how the footprints filled to the brim with water could contain Rukmini's tears without spilling over. What was further surprising was that not a single tear had dropped out of the carved footprint.
It was not just Krishna even his footprints were accepting of everyone.
About the Author
Bhawana Somaaya began her career in journalism in the late 70s while studying for her BA degree in Psychology. Commencing with Free Press Journal's Cinema Journal as chief reporter, she moved to Super as a special correspondent while completing LLB at the Government Law College, Mumbai. In '81 she joined Movie as an assistant editor and was promoted in '85 as its joint editor. In '89 Chitralekha asked her to launch their first English publication and in 2000 she joined as editor Screen, a film weekly of the Indian Express group.
She is the recipient of several prestigious awards and has contributed columns to Sunday Observer, Afternoon, Janmabhoomi, Pravasi, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Pioneer and Newstime.
She has written seven books on the subject of show business, Amitabh Bachchan. The Legend, Salaam Bollywood, Take-25, The Story So Far, Cinema : Images and Issues, Hema Malini. The Authorised Biography and finally Fragmented Frames.