the gladiators of our times

Psychologists say that at our core, we homo sapiens are still the hunter -gatherers that evolved seventy thousand years back to inherit the earth. They are still searching for direct evidence to corroborate their theories. But after watching a number of movies, documentaries, and web serieses based on the public entertainment of roman civilisation and …

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speak, so that we understand your silence

Long long agohalf a millennia before Jesus was borna prince went away far from the madding crowdto find answers to the questions that would not let him sleepthat would not let him live or die.  After six years of travelling and searchingone day he gave up his efforts and felldeep into silence.He became one with the …

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The Mendicant Mystics and their Songs of Being Human (poems and poets -2)

I am talking about the Bauls of Bengal and the Mahima people of Odisha. For the members of these spiritual sects 'Being Human' is not a mere slogan to be displayed on T-shirts to redeem past sins. Their whole being radiates human values when they sing and dance while travelling from place to place. The …

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TOI Campaign on Lost Votes : a case of misplaced priorities and flawed premises.

The Times of India is running a campaign these days. It is primarily about the lost votes on account of India's huge migrant population both within and outside the country. They had a special panel discussion session as part of the Times Literature Festival held in Bengaluru on 23rd and 24th February 2019. As per …

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Educating India (Part-III): Hear it from Sir Ken Robinson

Education is one of the boring subjects to discuss when you are in a party. Everyone needs it, everyone is concerned about it, but how many are willing to go in for an in depth discussion about it? When it comes to educating our children most of the parents usually go with the wind of …

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