That’s the name given to the current cyclone hitting the western coast of India. More specifically, it is a calamity given the name with many meanings. In Kannada, my mother-tongue, it means nature. I am sure that not a single cyclone I’m aware of has such a beautiful name and at the same time fitting the disaster’s behaviour. In Bengali, it means universe. In Hindi, it means ‘to leave.’

I guess we try to calm ourselves by naming such disasters in their sweetest form. We always look for the better. And, this is the nature’s call. Nisarga’s.