To Be A Snail

“What is the purpose of life? Why do we have to go through this? I eat, work and sleep. That’s all there is to my life. If it’s all about reaching the end, why not just get done with it?”

The sense of danger makes a snail
cave inside its safety shell.
The danger that arrives is but
a hasty squirrel’s dropped nut.
The tiny one fears and peeks out,
braving the immense world of risk;
What’s it going to do next?
Move boulders or finish boundaries?

It’ll just walk on to reach and find
a leaf to munch for its loved-snails.
Walk to reach its home and share
the day’s adventures, to be glad.
To live and make the difference
to a cat’rpillar which hears and finds
the drive to walk ahead and find
its own abode of shelter and smile.

Because we are meant to enjoy food, the dreams and experience each activity that comes across our way. That is the end. There is an end to each thing. It has to, to begin with the next. These are things we can actively undertake. If we were to think of the end of the life or beyond, I am pretty sure we’d have been made more aware of them. If the snail was to move boulders, it’d not be a snail but an elephant. If the elephant was to stay safe in a shell, it’d have had one.

The poem was written for someone who asked the questions posed before. The poem reached enough to bring a smile. The snail’s mission is successful.

A poem by

A Chief Editor of


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A Foreword: TSOI and 2017

Dear readers, members and future contributors,

After all the hype we’ve made over the last couple of months, some of you’d probably be wondering what we’re actually playing at. A magazine? Who even has time to read any more? Well, we’re here to rekindle your long lost love. And we don’t just write.

Anyway, we know your social media and the mass media subscriptions are screaming with enough complaints about political suppression, economic depression,  lack of business innovation, social stigmas, cultural loop holes and poor artistic taste. And we now you share enough of that across the globe with a belief that you’re making a difference.

We’re sorry, but whining doesn’t help. Solutions do. This is a solution oriented magazine for reforms in politics, economy, business, social architecture, culture and art. The best part is that we want your voices to be heard rather than that of some rowdy politician, industrialist and other big shot owned mass media or the social media being spammed by merely rebellious teenagers.

Of course, we also bring into 2017 a lot of entertainment, inspiring adventure stories and motivation. Our New Year’s Resolution is to send an avalanche of insane awesomeness into your feeds so that your otherwise boring lives do not remain so. You are now permitted to subscribe to our awesomeness!

So, have fun! The show begins soon.


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Coming Soon, This Jan 1, 2017

The Symphony of Insanity is a magazine with a difference. We welcome the most insane minds to join our team or at least contribute externally so that the voice of the people may be heard. We will keep you updated with the most pragmatic and hence insane solutions to make your lives worthwhile. All ideas for politics, business, economics, social architecture, arts and culture are welcome. All other ideas are also welcome. The insane do not need boxes and checklists.