I am back with the series after a long gap. All the posts of the series can be accessed under the tag #watchingsofidlehours Beautiful Minds vs Toned up Bodies I watched the movie - A Beautiful Mind - on Amazon Prime when 'Student of the Year - 2' had just been released. Student of the … Continue reading watchings of idle hours #6 : recipes for a good life
The question of forgiveness arises when there is wrong doing – actual or perceived and it is closely related to our sense of justice or fair play. When we feel we have been unfairly wronged by someone, we may seek revenge, nurse the wound to seek revenge later in an opportune moment, or forgive and … Continue reading forgive others and yourself for your own good
Sherlock Holmes would have nothing to do with information not related to his profession. His companion Dr. Watson is shocked one day when he learns that Sherlock Homes did not know the earth went round the sun. This fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an extreme example of specialisation. It means the … Continue reading The Specialist vs the Polymath: which side are you?
In Yogasutras, Maharishi Patanjali talks of five causes of misery - avidya, asmita, raga, dwesha and avinibesha. Avidya which means ignorance as well as wrong knowledge comes first. It is in fact the cause for other succeeding four causes, which means the primary cause of any kinds of misery is avidya. Avidya is the primary … Continue reading of ignorance
Late nineteen eighties. Just when we thought we were out of our teenage hangovers and stupidities, and the advent of TV and DVD players would sound the death knell for Bollywood, a spate of romantic films ruled the box office. These movies also launched the career of a lot of stars: the innocent looking Juhi … Continue reading love is the way
One life is not enough, yet for now, this moment is full in itself. One life is not enough, yet for now this moment is enough unto itself. The statement may seem to be a paradox, self contradictory, and outright goobledygook. However, it is not when you see different parts of the statement from different … Continue reading one life is not enough – the paradox
Each role has been like a life. The transition of roles have been Smooth sometimes. Sometimes as painful as Death imagined. A student's life, a teacher's life A son's life, a father's life A spoilt life, a disciplined life A civilian's life, a soldier's life A villager's life, a small town life, a big … Continue reading one life is not enough – the philosophy
I was surprised at the logic of one of the bestselling authors of India. He tweets that even though, India is well known for yoga and Ayurveda, it has poor life expectancy. His further elaboration indicates that he means to undermine the efficacy of yoga and Ayurveda. I replied, ‘Sir, agreed that yoga and Ayurveda … Continue reading I give you divine eyes
It is the credibility of the gurus and the saints that makes an anti social element to don the garb of a guru or a saint so as to carry on criminal activities. Remember, even Ravana came in the garb of saint to abduct Sita? Fortunately though, the kingdom of Ayodhya did not have the … Continue reading be a light unto yourself
Today the book market is flooded with self help books. It is another issue that that the majority of the self help books do not help as was found out in a survey done some time back. Before picking up a self help book one should do this simple probing. Did this author succeed in … Continue reading do self help books help?