Vampires of Happiness

The word freedom is stuck inside our minds. Everyone imagines a faraway island where the sun doesn’t die and love is contagious. But why is it just related to the imagination? Is it really that difficult to reach? I look around myself, wherever I go. And I don’t see cages, but I see piercing gazes…

The Art of Unlearning

Often times in life we find ourselves faced with situations we’d much rather not like to face. Maybe it’s the weight of reality crushing our bones, or maybe it’s the thought of all of the things we didn’t do that smothers us. Either way, we’re faced with anxiety. I have a theory, and I’m going…

काला पानी : आज़ादी का अविस्मरणीय स्मारक!

“सेल्यूलर जेल” अंडमान-निकोबार द्वीप समूह की राजधानी, पोर्ट ब्लेयर, भारत मे स्थित एक स्मारक है जिसे हर भारतीय को एक बार अवश्य जाना चाहिए। ‘काला पानी’ के नाम से कुख्यात ये जेल अंग्रेजी़ सरकार द्वारा भारत के स्वतंत्रता सैनानियों पर किये गए अत्याचारों की मूक गवाह है। भारत से हजा़रों किलोमीटर दूर, सागर के मध्य…

Being Alone

The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person –  without possessing the other, without becoming dependent…

And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes To…

The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 announcement was made on Friday, October 11th, 2019. While the other Nobel prize laureates are announced in Stockholm, the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, the capital of Norway by The Norwegian Nobel Committee. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, has been awarded the 100th Nobel Peace prize…

I’m OK – You’re OK

On first seeing the title “I’m OK – You’re OK” by Thomas Harris, MD, under the recommended reading list of another book, I found both the title and its description intriguing. I was so curious to read it, but unfortunately couldn’t find a copy anywhere and eventually forgot about it. Until one day, over a…

Fate and Destiny

Fate is normally understood as a certain course of happenings. Destiny is the culmination of the results as a consequence of these happenings. There can be various approaches and theories as to these two terms. But in essence, in common understanding, fate is inevitable and the destiny falls upon the person according to the developments…

Intolerant Liberals

We have attained freedom after a long struggle. 15th August 1947 brought about the vision of a new India. Everyone knows about the freedom struggle and what sacrifices were made by our ancestors to achieve this. Having acquired the power of self rule through democracy, we started electing our leaders from time to time, who…

Bee Story

Oh man ! I pity you and your plight, Learn from me if you might, You have disconnected from the flight, Of the flow of life as it might. I go from flower to flower, To gather the nectar of life, Not merely for my life, But for the future generation’s life. You have forgotten…