Corruption Belief Busted!

Corruption Belief Busted!

While growing up, I was always told not to give in to corruption. As a child, I never knew what exactly corruption was. Therefore, grew up believing governments, and ALL government officials are corrupt. The belief was so strong that I dreaded interacting with government officials thinking that they will either fleece my money or they will not help. I don’t exactly remember how this belief formed, but I remember people around me saying things

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CURBING CORRUPTION – BEGINS AT HOME !

CORRUPTION – BEGIN AT HOME ! Have you heard the popular Kannada slogan ” Swalpa adjust maadukolli !!” This saying which means “ kindly adjust a little ” was created with an intent  to convey ”take it light and move on” to help us forgive small mistakes so that we all co-exist peacefully. This is the very essence of INDIA-to live and let live in peace! But are we to apply it to the rising

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Bonded For Life!

Bonded For Life!

Ringggg… my mobile buzzed, defying the serenity of the sparkling snow-clad peak of Apharwat, Gulmarg. I reached for my phone wondering who it is, disturbing the absolute peace at 14000 ft… A call from the airline canceling our flight back to Delhi the next day pushed me back to the reality. Slowly, absorbing the news, I decided to inform this to my husband and daughter after reaching Srinagar. Seeing them playing blissfully in the snow,

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Hold my hand..

Hold my hand..

The sound of the heels of my new sandals was accompanying me on the dark, lonely road. I could see nothing  but two strong trees, at the end of the road, standing tall and facing each other. The wind was mild. The moon was partially hidden behind one of the trees. I was walking for a long time and still, I could see those trees, which I assumed as my finishing line, at the same

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Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Being a mother of two, one two-legged human offspring and another four-legged adopted offspring, I am privileged enough to see hopefulness and optimism all around in abundance. We all know children are amazingly optimistic people; they are firm believers that we need all around us. Interestingly, our four-legged daughter, the golden retriever – Whiskey, is the most optimistic among them. My daughter would still give up sometimes, but Whiskey will never ever give up. Her

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An evening to Remember!

              “Neev! Will you come home early today?” She asked , her beautiful kohld eyes gleamed with affection. “What’s today? Anything special?” He said, not noticing any of it. ‘Why do they always need a reason’, she thought. “Oh nothing, just we haven’t really spent time with each other since a long time.” She was hoping her reply would be enough to indulge her husband for a coffee date. However,

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Sojourn:Mind,Body and Soul

Sojourn:Mind,Body and Soul

Sojourn ; Mind, Body and soul     Going through Mind, body and soul is a unique experience in itself. Thus it helps us in discovering ourselves and living calm and composed life.   Historical perspective Rene Descartes, the French Philosopher and mathematician, claimed that animals have no soul, therefore they cannot feel anything. Human beings alone have both – a soul and a body. That is why researcher directly intersected animals maintaining they have

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When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

Have you ever wondered how will be the life of a person who thinks of taking their life every single day? Have you ever thought how does it feel like living in darkness even if someone is standing under full sunlight? Have you ever pondered over a person who is surrounded by so many friends yet so lonely? Yes, these are some of the thoughts that goes inside the mind of a person who is

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My Encounter with Shi-va

My Encounter with Shi-va

Right from the start, I was of a religious blend of mind. Visiting temples, saying my morning and evening prayers, reciting shlokas, observing fasts, staying clear of alcohol and non-vegetarian meals on certain days, etc. This was taught to me by my parents and society. I used to do all this as a matter of habit, without understanding the real purpose. One day, I visited a dear friend of mine who introduced me to the

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Whiskey Adds Zing In Our Life!

Whiskey Adds Zing In Our Life!

When I was asked to write on relationships, I kept wondering what can I write that has not been written already? Which is that one relationship that has not been focused much? What is that one SPECIAL relationship that I have not spoken about much? It’s not that we have only one special relationship, however this one is really special. It is special because it doesn’t have words and noise in between. It doesn’t have

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Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

When you are born in a religious Bengali Brahmin family, you grow up believing in religion wholeheartedly. My parents are religious. My mother offers Puja to the god every single day. My father chants Gayatri Mantra daily after bath. They believe praying to Lord Ganesha and Kaali Mata before leaving the house brings good luck. It’s only normal for me to be religious. In fact I grew up as a Religious kid, believing in doing

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Which one are you?

According to an old Greek saying, the perfection comes in 3’s. So, there are three kinds of people you meet in life… THE STEADY ROOSTERS These are those who are observers, who let life pass through them like one whiles away time, like someone who is a mere receiver and let things happen around them and they cope, they love the regimental drill and seek predictable pattern. They often bask in the peace and the

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Fighting Forgiving

Fighting Forgiving

My wife and I fought a lot post a few months in our marriage. We’d have a high decibel match almost every day about something. Argumentatively I’d switch off my emotions. She’d wait for me to do something not to her liking and I’d wait for her to say something that was irrational in my thoughts, and we’d go against each other like the battering ram. Towards the end with no outcome out of it

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Self reflection-a key ingredient for success

Self reflection-a key ingredient for success

Self reflection is a key ingredient for success, the other ingredients being purpose, passion, self determination and confidence.   Self reflection means productive thinking and to ponder over.  “A man must find time for himself.  Time is what we spend our life with.  If we are not careful we find others spending it for us….”-Carl sandburg Today in the world of social media, we lose time in checking the phone more than 150 times a day. 

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