Wow! I am sure, not many were aware of this hidden knowledge that the game was conceived by Sant Jnanadev. The most striking aspect of this absorbing board game is that it relates to the lives of humans on planet earth. From zero to hundred, the life meanders through unexpected twists and turns. None can … Continue reading Snakes & Ladder: The Life
Mother Teresa narrated a story to a group of people who had gathered to listen to her experiences. The mother said, “once I picked up a woman from a garbage dump and she was burning with fever; she was in her last days and her only lament was: ‘My son did this to me.’ I … Continue reading Consigned to Oblivion!
The name sells and the title also sells. People prefer an ornamental rank, a decoration, an award or a title as a prefix to their names. While an institution or an organization either confers a ‘doctor’ or grants a ‘General’, interestingly, there is no such uniform, institutionalized system of titling in the world of Indian … Continue reading A title for a talent!!
One can see, in India, Corona Virus is being fought fiercely in the News Room Studios than in the hospitals and the reporters are more worked up than the doctors. There are around 1500 TV channels and over 1,00,000 newspaper publications in India, today. India is the second largest news market in the world: Indians … Continue reading Media & the M(asses)!!
Is everyone entitled to his opinion? No, with a capital ‘N’. In this age, where everything that can be established, can be established, entitling someone to his/her opinion is considered a logical fallacy. Yes, people are permitted to hold opinions over matters of faith and personal preferences; there cannot be any arguments over such matters. … Continue reading Opinion is not an Entitlement!!
The world wouldn’t be same again is what the world is saying. I presume, hereafter, the world will have a new way of counting the days- BC and AC: ‘Before Corona’ and ‘After Corona’. Is this man-made or God-sent; no one knows. The puny little virus has affected the mankind in myriad ways. While few … Continue reading Coronavirus: The Wuhan Shake
The debate on propriety of judges accepting post-retirement jobs from the government has been going on for a long time. The case of Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the latest to get the issue back in focus. Should they or shouldn’t they, is the question. In the 18th and the 19th Century, the German General Staff corps, … Continue reading Your Honour, it is not done!
Recently, my wife and I had gone out for an event. While returning, we hired an Ola and were heading back home. Since the journey was long and slow, as usual, we got talking to the driver of the vehicle. Few minutes into our conversation, we realized that the driver was sick and tired of … Continue reading My father is my hero!
Based on the persuasive recommendations of my few friends, decided to have a ‘dekho’ of the newly released movie, Thappad. Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad has a one-point agenda: you cannot slap a woman, and expect her to ignore it, and move on. You Can Not. Thappad bears its message, more essential than ever, on its chin: … Continue reading Thappad, the movie!!
There is a Sanskrit Shubhashita तक्षकस्य विषं दन्ते मक्षिकायाश्च मस्तके । वृश्चिकस्य विषं पुच्छे सर्वाङ्गे दुर्जनस्य च ॥ While a snake has poison in its fangs, bees have it in their head, scorpion has it in its tail and an evil guy has it throughout his body! With such condemnable comments, one doesn't really … Continue reading People of the Prophet that People love to hate!