We are standing between two unpredictable. Both are in search of truth — one discovers it, the other reveals it. Both want to come closer to each other.Conflict between them can be resolved provided both understand the merits inherent in each. The real culprits are impure expectations from both the sides. Both sides seem threatenedContinue reading “In search of truth”
Music improves our mood. Music brings back fond memories. Music is good for social bonding, coalition building, and reducing interpersonal tensions. We listen to our kind of music in our way. Every culture has music. Every culture has lullabies, and one doesn’t need to understand the language to know that it is a lullaby. MusicContinue reading “Can we hear with the same subtlety the silence of the air?”
According to Aristotle, friendship comes in three forms. In the friendship of utility, ‘friends’ are friends because they benefit each other. Friendships of pleasure are those where individuals seek out each other’s company because of the joy it brings. The third category, friendship of the good, is based upon mutual respect, admiration for each other’sContinue reading “Marriages are a form of Dosti”
Our great fear is not submersion by the mass, but isolation from the herd. The paradox is, we want to be alone, and also with friends. When we are alone we want to be with others, and when we are with others, we want to be alone. The mind wishes the monologue to end, andContinue reading “Paradox of Solitude”
Who has better chances of survival — the most selfish or the least selfish? What is the better modus operandi — combat or networking, competition or cooperation? Are the surviving organisms superior to those that have gone extinct? Is the present generation better than the past generation?Evolution has given many interpretations to understand these questions.Continue reading “Smart Chameleons and Broken Windows”
Sea squirt swimsuntil the timeit finds a good placeto rest.Once it findsa resting place,it takes a long rest.The little head thinks,what it will do with the head,if it doesn’t have to swim.So, it starts eating it’s own head. Swim and let others swim.Don’t let anyoneeven youto eat your head!
Aaha rimjhim ke ye pyare pyare geet liye, Lata-Talat, Shailendra, Salil Choudhury, Usne Kaha thaAaja re pardeshi, Lata, Shailendra, Salil Choudhury, MadhumatiAjeeb dastaan hai yeh, Lata, Shailendra, Shankar-Jaikishan, Dil apna aur preet parayiAllah tero naam, eeswar tero naam, Lata, Sahir, Jaidev, Hum DonoAye dil kahan teri manzil, Lata-Dwijen Mukherjee, Majrooh, Salil Choudhury, MayaBaiyan na dharo,Continue reading “Koi Chala Gaya Hazaaron Yaadein Chhodkar”
Looking into the mirror, what do I see?I see, I am water,as if I am occupying three-fourth of the planet,existing in three phases;switching from one to the other.I am ordered, often a jumble of disorder.I see I am floating upon myself.I see I am shrinking, and also expanding.I am transparent, tasteless, colourless,often unrecognizable.I see meContinue reading “Looking into the mirror”
Life can be defined in a sentence,in a paragraph, in several monographs,and also can’t be defined.Life needs a program that organizes the plan and designs its blueprint.Life needs improvisation, to survive in the larger world,and for survival, it changes itself, or changes its environment.Life learns to live in a confined and limited space, along withContinue reading “Life”
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