Archive June 2018

A poem on My Father-By Rajababu

Happy Father’s day-A collection of thoughts by Rajababu (Narayan Iyer) Wow! A single day for fathers!! What a tribute! This much we have to do for those unseen, unheard, in a mode so mute! The spotlight is almost always on mothers, and whole rightly so, Its time for fathers to be also highlighted on the go. Nature abounds with examples of deserter fathers: Lions, elephants and deer, The Human tendency is just the opposite-so kindly

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Our Actions and Our Nature : Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Series 5

This article, or rather  -series of thoughts – is based on The Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta, Chapter 15, verses 5-9 and Chapter 18 verses 56-60; while reading these, some realizations and thoughts came to my mind – on the nature of our interaction with the outside world, our responses, thoughts actions and reactions. Before I go ahead – let me document the first verse and its translation so that the base can be established for our

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Scintillating moments always with you dad

‘Beautiful is the feeling of being your progeny … an amazing gift of god’.. were the words I always tell my dad.. such was his stature.  Like every father, in the midst of all life’s challenges he showered all his love to his children. Today when I want to tell about him words seems less for me.  God Bestowed a bliss to be a daughter of a noble gentleman. Everything he taught us in life

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Journey of being a father…

Journey of being a father…

  I was much excited with the gift she handed over to me twelve years ago. As I glanced at her face, I felt as if goddess had landed in my lap. She embodied prettiness and was interacting with me with her electric sharp eyes. As if she was asking… “who are you?” I responded, “PAPA!” Immediately she smiled and raised her tiny hands to touch me; to feel the sensitivities attached to the word PAPA.

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FATHER – A Role Almost Every Man Is Scared To PLAY Initially But REJOICE Eventually.

FATHER – A Role Almost Every Man Is Scared To PLAY Initially But REJOICE Eventually.

It was a Wonderful Sunday Morning and I along with my family was in the ISKON Temple. It was a surprise when one of my friends called me and told me to write a small write on Father’s Day. He has been pushing me for the last couple of months to start writing as he seems to be aware of my skills. I simply acknowledged and told him that I will submit my article by

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My Mother is My Father

My Mother is My Father

Firstly, Happy Father’s Day to all the lovable fathers. Today, we will share our Gratitude towards our Fathers in every form. So, I thought …Let me share What Father Means to Me? I want to say proudly that, My Mother Is My Father. She is a Warrior. She has been  fighting against all Odds  for the past 20+ years, all by herself and alone with a big smile On her face. What made me choose the

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A Loving Tribute to My Gurukul!!!

A Loving Tribute to My Gurukul!!!

पिता धर्मः पिता स्वर्गः पिता हि परमं तपः। पितरि प्रीतिमापन्ने प्रीयन्ते सर्वदेवताः॥ What should I write about you was my first thought when I started writing this article. Paa you cannot be described in few words as words will fall short among your towering personality. I still don’t know what relation I share with you. For the whole world, it is father and daughter, but for me, it is the soulmates. You have been the Spiritual Anchor, a Philosophical Guide

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Small tribute to a great man

SMALL TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN: For a man who was a language lover, he was pretty much parsimonious with words, spoken and written. For an orphan, he fiercely guarded his self-esteem. For an orphan again,he made it big and lived life to the hilt. Very early in our relationship, I realised, he lived by two enets,”Ask me not!” and “Touch me not!”.But I feigned ignorance and was my bubbly, demonstrative self with him. I

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Home to My House

Few words said Few words expressed Few words depressed And Few words are restless All in one, a true package of emotions. Yes I am talking about none other than my Super dad Intelligence of Batman , Morality of Superman , Agility and durability of Captain America And Speed of Flash. You know when these traits come altogether we’re definitely elaborating our dear dads. Who is no less actually more than a super hero. A

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Book Review : Nehru’s India – Essays on the Maker of a Nation

Nehru’s India : Essays on the Maker of a Nation is a collection of essays on the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, by a series of eminent personalities who have had  personal experience of the great man, or knowledge of some rarely known aspect.  The book is an excellent resource for all of us, and a short reminder of what a tremendous contribution he made to the nation, and that Modern India

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A Father–Daughter Tradition of Our Own: Viva el Fútbol!

A Father–Daughter Tradition of Our Own: Viva el Fútbol!

My first glimpse of the sunrise after pulling an all-nighter was not at a teenage pyjama party; nor after studying for my exams all night long. It was after a late night World Cup football match being played in faraway Mexico. Exhilarated after a particularly goal-some match, my father turned my attention to the open skies beyond our living room veranda. ‘Oi dekh,’ he said, pointing outside, and that’s how a 12-year-old saw the dark

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Gems from Goa

“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – T. S. Eliot The meaning of travelling extends beyond just moving from one place to another. One travels in search of something, to explore something and even to discover something. One of the meanings the word, travel has, is to proceed or to move forward. And such an advance happens emotionally and intellectually too. I have travelled with my family and my friends. I

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Bhagavad Gita

 Abstract: The Bhargavat gita is an ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy. The earliest translations of this work from Sanskrit into English were made around 1795 Ce by sir Charles Wilkens. The name Bhargava githa means “the song of the lord”. It is composed as a poem and it contains many key topics related to the Indian intellectual and spiritual tradition. Although it

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He is always there…

He is always there…

When my friends ran towards the school van, dirtying their shoes with sand, I, like a princess would arrive, holding my father’s hand, As the van moved and I used to wave my hand, a smile would come on his face, oh so grand! Back from school, tired and with everything hard to bear, I knew to receive his little princess he was always there.   When the formulae of mathematics I could not understand,

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Invisible Footprint

We go through many experience in life about women sacrifice and on opposite we get in touch with many experience of man’s stubborn nature. But is it true every time? Better I explain this with my experience of two different men who carry unique relationship with his children and left different picture of man personality in my mind. Bittu my far-off cousin we hardly met three to four time in our childhood. Bittu born in

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#FathersDay each day. A note to all fathers!

#FathersDay each day. A note to all fathers!

What memories I have of my growing up years, my father was not less fearsome than my school principal. I couldn’t cite any similarities between them but I kept wondering what was it that made us strictly adhere to both of them? Both were icons and leaders in their respective ways! Going through this grubwork with my niece, it dawned on me how breathtaking it is to make those little minds comprehend our good intentions

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I want to, Reach a beach, listen to the lullabies of lapping waves, Let them pierce through your heart, And then let you errupt to be a song of twilight, Let them hold and embrace your tears. Walk across the street, To see your country site, And want to let them shoot you for me, To sing the verses of your life, And let all listen to the story of a perpetual fight, When you

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At The Altar We Met

At The Altar We Met

A father-daughter relationship has a charm of its own. There’s a deeper sense of conviction that bonds this relationship so strong and secure. I had penned this poem at a time when I was a member of a student team championing the cause of educating people on the ill-effects of female infanticide. A few of my heart-to-heart conversations with the fathers we interacted with has found their reflection here. But beyond all this, I’ve tried

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Your Anchor…. Your Strength

Your Anchor…. Your Strength

The old strong tree in my childhood garden, so nostalgic, Its radiating branches like ever inviting arms, so very majestic, Distinct round canopy with dense foliage and room for all Where birds chirped, butterflies danced and koel gave a sweet call Herbs, climbers, mosses and ferns grew under it like a miracle Swings on it with children laughing and running around in full circle, Ladies prayed and tied mauli on the tree, Sat in its

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Forest Trek to Nongriat

Forest Trek to Nongriat

It is like the voyage of discovery into the unknown land, searching not for the new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure. The two most common elements found in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. The stupid me likes to be on the edge or be into the unknown, into the territory where I have to depend on being in the moment and trust my

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Digital Addictions

  Anything new we come across it’s human tendency to get excited about them. Western countries somehow could experience digital discoveries many years ahead. Developing countries including India getting exposure and affordability to digital world in past two decades. At first every introduction will seem to have an awesome progress. As days goes by the impact of it reflects on our life. Now the fab of digital addictions has become as a strenuous task. This

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Spices of life

How carefully this entire universe is made, how sensitively every aspect of it is crafted. We just need to throw ourselves into this process of life forgetting ourselves and then it takes charge of us and lead us to the destination. Spices…  Simple one aspect of this existence which creates wonders for the life around. Each spice has its own magic power or maybe everything in this universe has some magic powers. Every spice has

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My Magician Daddy

My daddy is a magician with a big fat smile Tiny little feet difficult to shift , Magic in his voice force me to him. Loud hug and cheerful words, Ahhh!!! There is Genie inside him. Peddling and cycling Shiver my leg, Ohhh!!! I can talk with the air by little push back. My daddy is a magician with a big fat smile Fun Unlimited with my superhero all time, Dreams come true in all

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My Father gave me birth

My father is unique among all. He loves me above all relationship in life. He can fight for me, he run with me, he play with me, he dance with me, he can cook yummy food for me… He gave everything I want. He sacrifice his life, self respect, wishes for me. He is God to me. I am here just because of him. Over all he gave me birth twice… Surprised!!! My father is

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KIRAN: as radiant as the sunrays…

KIRAN: as radiant as the sunrays…

A family of two girls and three brothers along with their mother and father lived in a nice, neat, cozy and well-kept house. Life bestowed on them happiness & sorrow, successes & failures, triumphs & agonies.  The common factor amongst all the children of the family was that they were all high achievers. Their silent perseverance and discipline enabled them to ‘outperform’ their counterparts. The evening tea and dinner time would often be used to

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Understanding & Acquiring Peace of Mind

Understanding & Acquiring Peace of Mind

One of the most prominent questions in the modern world is the hunt for Peace of Mind, and the worries over Materialism that is fast rising in the developed and developing worlds. One stream of thought states that the real world requires Hard Work, Commitment, Discipline, Mental Focus and has myriad issues and crises to contend, and thus Peace of Mind {PoM} is hard to come by. Another stream maintains that it is very much

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