Why??

Atrocious. Barbaric. Inhuman. Horrifying. Words fall short to describe the incident which shook the entire nation- the rape, and violent slaughter of a 19-year-old Dalit girl from Uttar Pradesh, India. What was her fault? Did she excite or entice wearing anything revealing to those men of the so-called upper caste? No. What was her fault…

Crossfire- Stephen

‘Crossfire’ by Stephen Michael Swartz- Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, is about the mess we are as a society. Co-written by Graham Andrew Muron, the song was released in April 2016 as part of Stephen’s debut album “Sincerely”. Everyday in our lives, we see people around us suffering, and in pain- from injustice, brutalities in a…

But She was a girl

When she found herself in the womb, she wanted to freely bloom. Her heart started beating, as she eagerly waited for the greeting. Soon she stretched her arms, spreading along her charms. She then sucked her thumb, there seemed music- she did hum. She was pretty as a pearl, but they found out she was…

The Successful Headmaster

Hefty, tall and bespectacled, wearing spotless double “veshti” (a two-fold long loincloth worn by elderly men in India) and a crisply ironed white bush shirt, its length reaching down to his knees, a large-size shirt pocket containing papers and a Parker fountain pen, properly buttoned shirt holes tied to each other with a thread, a…

The Secret History of the World

Written by Jonathan Black, The Secret History of the World is a book that presents an alternate version of history and major historical events. This book attempts to convey the history of the world from the perspective of numerous secret societies. The author asks his readers to overcome their current mental programming and beliefs to…

To Be or Not To Be?

Everything, including us, is subject to change. This is the intrinsic characteristic of Nature. One of the characteristics which changes is human behavior, in response to the circumstances and need of the situation. One can expand it starting from the need of a newborn child to the requirement of a grown-up person in the surroundings…

The Dark Knight

Dark Knight- the name is not only a fictional character. Dark Knight is a phase that all of us have lived at some point in our lives. Every moment you decide to let the little things go, because you’re up to something bigger, you are a Dark Knight. Every time you choose your duty over…

Women’s Rights- No dole or concession!

Yes, I say why at all “give” rights to women? And rights for what? Have the women not been doing their kitchen chores for centuries? Have they not been cleaning up the house and preparing food for the entire household? Have they not done everything at the beck and call of the male members? Have…

Daughter and Son

A daughter and a son are raised so differently. While a daughter is taught lessons of silence and endurance, a son is taught to fight when his already low self-esteem is hurt. A daughter is restricted, even as a son is left wilding- with the fear that the first might disharmonize the rhythm of this…

Story of a Woman

Those scintillating eyes and the powerful aura- she reminded me of no one, she was completely her own, distinctive self. Nothing was more beautiful than the way she carried herself around, as the strongest I had ever known. She was not always so proud of herself, but the beauty lies in her story- the story…

Wish, Desires and Attachment

There have been many discussions on desires and attachment, and many eloquence has been delved deep into these concepts. So what I am going to say is nothing new or any new addition to the existing knowledge. However, since it is a wish to share my thoughts, I am expressing what I personally felt about…

Do we really care for anything?

Generally talking about our society, we find, with exceptions apart, we do not care for anything seriously. Talking casually, telling things without meaning them, passing comments even without knowing the subject, assuming knowledge on subjects where one has no competence, bragging about oneself and one’s own qualities, undermining others even without knowing their worth, and…

പാഠം ഒന്ന്

‘ഉയരെ ‘ സിനിമ അല്പം വൈകിയിട്ടായാലും കണ്ടതിൻ്റെ ആവേശത്തിൽ സ്ത്രീപക്ഷപരമായ ഒരു ഫേസ്ബുക്ക് പോസ്റ്റ്‌ ഇടാനായി വാക്കുകളുമായി മല്പിടിത്തം നടത്തികൊണ്ടിരിക്കുമ്പോഴാണ്  അല്പം  വിഷണ്ണനായിട്ടിരിക്കുന്ന അഞ്ചാം ക്ലാസ്സുകാരൻ മകൻ്റെ മുഖം  ശ്രദ്ധയിൽ പെട്ടത്. കാര്യം തിരക്കി .  ഇ വി എസ് പരീക്ഷയിലെ ഒരു ചോദ്യത്തിന് ഉത്തരം  എഴുതാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞില്ല. അതാണ് കാര്യം. “ചോദ്യം ഏതായിരുന്നെടാ? “. മൊബൈൽ മാറ്റിവച്ചു കാര്യം തിരക്കി. എവറസ്റ്റ് കൊടുമുടി കീഴടക്കിയ ആദ്യത്തെ ഇന്ത്യൻ വനിത ആരാണ്? ‘ബച്ചേന്ദ്രി പാൽ അല്ലെ? ‘…

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter in 1997, Rich Dad Poor Dad is based mostly on Kiyosaki’s young days spent in Hawaii. Enriched by Kiyosaki’s personal experience and the teachings he received from his rich dad and poor dad, the book highlights different attitudes towards money, work, and life. Framed around six main teachings…