(Image courtesy: planetmountain.com) While ruminating on why do we seek risky adventures in remote areas, the script writer of 'Mountain' has come up with a beautiful answer. She says that our daily life has settled into such comfort and security that now we seek danger elsewhere. The documentary movie 'Mountain' is a melange of enthralling … Continue reading spirit of adventure
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 …
Life and death are conjoined twins. Nothing makes us ruminate more on life than the news of death. During those demonetization days if everyone became an economist, on the demise of Sridevi everyone seems to have become a philosopher. This was evident from the first tweet and the first whatsapp message that I came across. … Continue reading behind the grease paint
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
I am not a great believer in tips, tricks, shortcuts, and patchworks (or what they fashionably call ‘hacks’ these days) when it comes fundamental issues of life and relationships. In fact such superficial measures cannot have any meaningful impact when it comes to deeper issues of life. I believe that if one’s basic attitude or … Continue reading sixteen parenting sutras
This post is now part of my book - The Perils of Being a Vegetarian and other idle ruminations. It has been withdrawn to comply with copy right and exclusivity issues.
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?