New “unwelcome” Learnings

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Times Now channel’s obsession with Sushant Singh Rajput’s case is overwhelming and the everyday learnings about drugs is most unwelcome!!

The Science of Well Being – Yale University

Sushant - Mental well being

We are all chasing different things in order to find success and happiness, but we rarely stop and ask ourselves if those things do indeed make us happy. We are busy climbing the ladder of what we think as success, only to find out that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall. Is this what happened to Sushant Singh Rajput ?

Indian History – distorted and how !!

Last year I saved a tweet from Rakesh Simha that mentioned the number of years different dynasties have ruled in India. Here it is – This is the unfortunate reality … that our children learn just the recent history of India and that too a “Mughal Centric” history. I have no problems with the Mughals, … Read more Indian History – distorted and how !!

Vaali Vadh and a Sadhu’s lynching

In the Ramayana, Vaali and Sugriva are twin brothers and Vaali is the King of Kishkindha (probably modern day Hampi). They both are powerful and great warriors. The brothers have a fallout and Vaali forcibly keeps Sugriva’s wife with himself, while banishing Sugriva from his kingdom. Rama and Lakshmana meet up with Sugriva and his … Read more Vaali Vadh and a Sadhu’s lynching

Apocalypse – Population growth or Some Virus?

In 1969 when I was born the world population was at 3.6 billion. In fifty years it has doubled to 7 billion…… Krishnan and I are happy that we didn’t contribute to this growth as we decided not to have any children. The Earth has limited resources and human beings are not only procreating mindlessly, … Read more Apocalypse – Population growth or Some Virus?

India – the last frontier for the fanatics ….

In the days after the CAA was passed by the parliament, there are three pictures that sent a chill down my spine and they tell a disturbing story of our country at this present juncture. I am no political commentator nor an activist – I am just a regular citizen of India with a deepening … Read more India – the last frontier for the fanatics ….

Real Charity Vs Not-so-real Charity

This year one of the Padma Shri awardees is Mr. S Ramakrishnan, who founded the Amar Seva Sangam. Mr. Ramakrishnan was not born as a disabled person, but due to spinal injuries at the age of 20, he became paralysed neck down. He was trying to join the Indian Navy when he had an accident … Read more Real Charity Vs Not-so-real Charity

Justice “hangs”, not Nirbhaya rapists

I read the news item just a few hours back. All of us at home are struggling with varying degrees of cold and cough and taking turns at steam inhalation. For the past few months, we have stopped watching any news channel. We feel they all waste time and don’t share news but opinions and … Read more Justice “hangs”, not Nirbhaya rapists