I am writing this post as a response to the indiblogger prompt #indispire268 which goes as follows: It is not a difficult choice for me to list the three books that I want to read. In fact I wanted to read these books so desperately that I got them one month back from the library … Continue reading Reading : Out of Love or Obligation?
There is a saying in Sanskrit: "yuktiyuktam bacham grahayam baladapi shukadapi, yuktihinam bacham tyajjyam balaldapi shukadapi" It means - reasonable words or words of wisdom must be accepted even if those words come from a child or a parrot, Unreasonable talks or words devoid of wisdom must be shunned even if those words come from … Continue reading because they are so young …
Bugs Bunny's casual inquiry - 'What's up, doc?' - was not meant to elicit a detailed status update as Bunny himself (or, itself) hardly waited for the answer. But status update is very cool and hot these days in the era of smart phones. Whether you are interested or not, your phone is bombarded with … Continue reading What’s up, Doc?
This week's Indispire prompt suggested by blogger Neha Tambe is about Indian Education Scenario. The exact prompt is: 'What kind of changes do you wish to see in the education system in India? Learning cannot work like an assembly line. Why can't children choose in high school their focus subject and graduate with that? Share … Continue reading Educating India (part-2): Specialisation
"Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul.” - Walt Whitman On one hand, we cry foul that our nation is becoming less secular and more polarised. On the other hand, we encourage religious institutions to expand their empires of education. So we … Continue reading Educating India #1: Secularism
मैं निकला सत्य के संधान में | दिन दहाड़े , डायोजिनिज के लालटेन ले के राजधानी के राजपथ पर, सत्ता के गलियों में, कलाकारों के रंग मंच में, मंदिर , मस्जिद और गिरिजाघरों में | ढ़ूँढ़ता रहा वो सच्च जो कबका खो गया है, या सुलाया गया है, राजनेताओं के सफाई , आरोप और प्रत्यारोप … Continue reading Mein nikla satya ke sandhan mein
(This time, in stead of I writing a blog post in response to the topic of Indisipre Edition #165, I asked my son Dipayan to write one. Being the beginning of the academic year, I saw him having too much fun and I wanted to curtail it. But I was proved wrong as he … Continue reading oh sister, my sister
After their adaptability to the mobiles, social media apps like Facebook have become a rage. On these very social media platforms quite often we get 'forwarded as received messages ' ringing alarm bells as to how real relationships have taken a back seat as people spend more and more time on Facebook, Whatsapp etc. . This week's … Continue reading Alone in the World of Technology?
May be somewhere at the age of twelve I started to have deep feelings of uselessness of life. The feelings continued off and on. Pressing responsibilities and needs, first of a student life, then of a professional and family life drowned out the inner call. Of course, since childhood I had been interested in yoga … Continue reading Of self discovery and spirituality