"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