It’s our common observation, “Where there is religion, there is no love: Where there is love, there is no religion”. Sadly, there is a furore over the Arabic phrase, “la ilaha illa allah”. People weren’t even aware that such a term even existed, leave alone knowing its meaning. Naturally, when we are clueless about our … Continue reading Rivalry in Religion!!
The army people get punished only for disobedience is an erroneous belief. In 1860, a Prussian Field Marshal reprimanded an officer of the rank of a Major for an operational lapse: The officer represented saying, “ I have obeyed my superior”. The Field Marshal told him, “You were made a Major because the King believed … Continue reading Between a rock and a hard place!!
Childhood memories are always cherished and no matter where one goes, they are the permanent companions through our life journey. Everyone relives those nostalgic moments through every phase of his or her lives. A devout Muslim man owned Janta Hair Cutting Saloon that was about 150 meters from our house, in Ranebennur. I don’t remember … Continue reading Baba, the Barber!
In legal parlance, there is a phrase called, “the burden of proof” that rests on the shoulders of a prosecutor to prove the culpability of an accused. Likewise, in a marital relationship, there was a time, that we had seen during our childhood days, when the “burden of adjustment” in a family was on the … Continue reading God Alone knows!!
Somehow, the men in the military, respect a commanding officer (CO) who stands up to the system and questions his boss! Such encounters between the CO and his commander, during the peace time, are as spicy as the heroic exploits during war time. However, such battles come at a price that not many CO s … Continue reading Roar of a Tiger!
After three decades in uniform, it is now three years since I am out of it. However, as believed, one can take a soldier out of the army, but one can’t take army out of a soldier: The heart, mind and soul stay riveted to the roots. During my recent, and one of the rarefied, … Continue reading The curious case of a descending chair!
Best of the business ideas emanate not from Oxford or Harvard, but from the by lanes of nondescript towns. Look at the reward the owner offers to a customer who leaves the plantain leaf fully clean. He not only generates less trash, but has successfully generated much needed consciousness amongst the clients. With the consumers … Continue reading Count your Calories!!
Chalo, now, the trivialities are behind us. The best thing about the Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya is that the contesting parties are content with the verdict. The bigger question is whether India needs one more temple or are there more pressing needs at home? Aren't there already millions of temples and deities in India? … Continue reading Ram Temple Vs Ram Rajya!
Dubai is an intoxicating concoction of present and the future, east and the west, modern and traditional, beauty and charm. It's a haven for sensorial pleasures and endless indulgences. From food to fashion, from clothes to gizmos, from sand dunes to crystal clear water, it has everything for everyone:There's never enough time to see it … Continue reading Dubai Diary
Pawars, Patels, Kumars, Khurshids are going through turbulent times in politics for their alleged involvement in embezzling public funds. About most Indian politicians, most Indians are convinced of their corrupt ways. It is more than clear to the naked eyes that there are people who are “abnormally” corrupt. The law may not be able to … Continue reading Tendering Vs Electing!!