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It is painful and it hurts! “Sarhad par hum apne mulk ke liye jaan dete hain; Kya apne hi ghar mein apne hi haq ke liye jaan dena padega?” (we lay down our lives on the border for our country; do we have to lay down our lives in our own house for our [...]
If someone is too clever by half it often means they are irritatingly devious and manipulating, rather than actually very clever and most of us see through the trickery. This exactly is happening on the National governance stage! It possibly is rampant universally too! We are witnessing nothing new but repeat of an age [...]
We waited, anticipating and excited to hear Vinobha Bhave, the Gandhian, the founder and the nurturer of the Bhoodan movement; persuading wealthy landowners to voluntarily give a percentage of their land to the landless people. He was in Bangalore and as eager beavers in our teens, we wanted to meet him and talk to [...]
Retirement and employment are the opposite sides of the same coin; when the coin is tossed retirement begins when employment lands face down! for the retirees life starts anew and stretches nearly over one fourth of their lifespan before they finally say good bye. For those who have balanced their portfolios when active, this [...]
“What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy.”
Said Joseph Pulitzer the Hungarian born publisher, who endowed the Pulitzer prize in 1917. It is a high honor award for the achievements [...]
It may sound a bit churlish but then most of us at times do agree with José Maria de Eça de Queiroz ’Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason.’ More so when they have a memory lapse forgetting that ‘in a democracy the poor will have more power [...]
Every day barring Sunday around 10 AM the garbage collector’s whistle at our entrance gate announces his presence and a call for Bahadur to fetch the household garbage and deposit it in his cycle barrow. Thereafter the garbage thus collected from the 40 odd houses in the enclave moves to its central destination from the [...]
The dramatic arrival of ISIS on the stage of Iraq and Syria has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth world over. Many Saudis appear to be deeply disturbed by the radical doctrines of ISIS — and are beginning [...]
“The Wishbone” is my latest novel and is on sale on amazon.com and kindle.com. Wish to share some experiences as I wrote the novel and hope they enthuse your interest in reading the novel.
Having lived a salaried class life, the thought of owning millions rarely crossed me. One evening in a gathering at Secunderabad [...]
For most of our generation the exactitude of the pre independence era has never touched us; we were mere toddlers when freedom from outside control was acquired. As we grew up, the absence of personal experience during the bygone era was compensated to an extent from our exposure to those who participated in the freedom [...]