History repeats itself unless lessons are learnt. Rapes continue unabated in-spite of the Nirbhaya episode; corruption continues its ceaseless march in-spite of Anna Hazare’s hunger protest and cultural infringements in-spite of the Jallikattu uproar. Will the Sathankulam police atrocity stop because of the temporary uproar? Yes, knee-jerk reactions will take place. Certain police officers will […]
It was a family function. A few of my relatives were talking about the merits of Rama & Krishna. As a teenager, I had been freshly doused with large doses of Das Kapital. To the dismay of my relatives, I started to assail them with the demerits of the Gods. I seemed to have won […]
The war of the Mahabharat was to begin in Kurukshetra. The cousins of Lord Krishna stood before him. Krishna had two offerings, his army & himself. It was for Arjuna & Duryodhana to choose. Duryodhana believed that strength lies in numbers. He chose the army. Arjuna believed in the power of one. He chose the […]
The unkindest cut of all was when Ayyappan was cited as a symbol of discrimination. Ayyappan is a symbol of secularism in its fullest spirit. The short article will give you 5 reasons why:
Why Gratitude? The Turtle Story: An old lady was asked, ‘do you know what holds the earth?’ Nonchalantly she replied, ‘It is on the back of a turtle.’ She was then asked, ‘Do you know what holds that turtle?’ Spat came her reply, ‘It is turtles all the way down.’ Limitation of our senses: Our […]
Seth Godin is leading management thinker and amongst the most popular bloggers in the world. When asked to explain what does authentic mean, he said that it was all humbug. He said that you can fart in your privacy but you would not do the same in public in the name of being authentic. He […]
Wayne Dyer says that the face of pure intention is – COMPASSION. I was coming down the stairs, when I heard loud voices. It was the watchman of our flat berating some kid. Upon arriving at the scene, I saw that it was my kid. Seeing me, the watchman fled the scene.
You have a choice. Either to make your life easy or to make your life hard. A mouse takes one day to build a hole, a bird takes two days to build a nest and a man takes thirty years to build a house. – Excerpts from Jon Jandai (TED Talks) Is there something wrong […]
‘Effective Communication is – 20% what you know & 80% how you feel what you know’ A boy flunks his twelfth standard. The girl he has a crush on ditches him. He comes from a middle class background. He desires to become a chef. What can this 16 year old amount to in life? He […]
I excel at the art of doing nothing. For countless Sundays, I have zealously rested. I curse myself for having taken up this blogging challenge. What motivates these PSAI members? What is the mantra that invokes them to write on Sundays? Is this a bait to delist me on judgment day?