Are you hiding your illness or unpleasant relationship from your kids ?

While reading  a book by an   Indian  author, Jerry Pinto’s  Em and the Big Hoom , I was totally sucked into his life. His  young years were a whirlpool unleashed by his mother’s  bipolar personality and bouts of clinical depression. And I seriously think that   dealing with  her ailment and the family dynamic that follows such an illness  added so much of  character to his own life . I am not saying it was good

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GO TO GOA,GO TO GOD

GO TO  GOA—–GO TO GOD Lollapalooza !! The rustic there exhaled the scent of mystic. The moment my feet touched that terra firma , the profundity of the lines “ You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt, But still, like dust, I will rise.” from Maya Angelou ‘s poem, Still I Rise, filled every cell of my being with a vicarious  power

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The Call of Proletarian ___

The Call of Proletarian ___

“I am from among Have-Nots. But I Have no Notes. Let’s change the vocabulary of votes! Let those who Have notes Be called the Have-Nots They Have-Not  “ hunger” They Have- Not “ labour” They Have- Not “ sweat” They Have-Not “ Open Toilet.” Let me be the “Have” I Have “anomie and alienation.” I Have “the wrath  of capitalization” I Have “the suffering of corruption.” I Have “the curse  of illiteracy and polarization .”

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DREAM INDIA: Poetry that makes a Difference

DREAM INDIA: Poetry that makes a Difference

I am a bureaucrat  Divide and rule The Corrupt’s biggest tool Remember the crooked monkey Whom two cats asked to divide a roti Bit by bit the smart ape ate every bite balancing  heavy plate with the light Facetious cats were left with naught The Semian benefitted while cats fought I am a common man  I had to give a lecture on corruption I was late in reaching my destination Traffic signals further caused obstruction

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AAJ KAl KE BACHHE !!

AAJ KAl KE BACHHE !!

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the behavior of teens and their tantrums. And the flavor is often critical and regretful. Their labile moods, their unkempt manes, their weird wardrobes, their cultish obsessions with some symbols and charms and their constantly rebellious attitude sends unsuspecting parents into a tizzy and they generally start questioning the value system and emotional intelligence of generation which is very rightly called millennial. The social get-togethers where parents meet

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Corruption—Can we control it through Lateral Intervention ?

Corruption—Can we control it through Lateral Intervention ?

Who will be India’s‘Alexander, The Great’ to cut the Gordian Knot of corruption? Legend has it that when Alexander could not untie the knot owing to its complicated structure, he simply cut it with his sword!  A fine example of “Where there is a will, there is a way.”                         So when I was asked to write an essay suggesting ways to remove corruption

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Finding Love through Spirituality in Marriage.

Finding Love through Spirituality in Marriage.

  “A marriage between two people is the beginning of love or the beginning of the end of love?” This is the question that comes to my mind when I reflect upon the disconnect a couple develops as their union becomes old. And the following realizations came forth as I deeply reflected on this change in dynamic after marriage.  A marriage perhaps takes the relationship from a transcendental character to a transactional sacred and God-like adoration for each other,

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Amor Fati in a cookie !

Amor Fati in a cookie !

  That’s the way the cookie crumbles.  So the cake crumbled too before it could be made into fine and firm slices. This was the last thing that I wanted. I was beginning to get upset and then as I turned back, I noticed “Amor Fati” engraved on one of the magnets on my refrigerator.  I remembered my friend telling me, even before I could ask her, when she gifted this beautiful memento to me,”Love your fate! There  is immense power in loving your fate.” I see

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