When the winds of change threaten to invite anarchy within its midst my tri coloured flag flies high in the sky putting to shame all superficial claims to maintain democracy. When the winds of change entice a generation too chilled out to feel the pangs of democratic labour then, my national flag rustles quietly in the free breeze building up a quiet revolution of self realization and forbearance. Can we allow a mere changing wind to ruffle our age old foundation of love for the soil that enriches our very being, the soul itself? When the nation works relentlessly to … Continue reading What We Can Do
When winds of change threaten to drown you in their callous modes of destruction….. When forgotten values, lost in the mire of corrupt thoughts and emotion strangulate your conscience…… When a country becomes a mere medium to grab greedily transcending all classes of humanity… THEN…. duty beckons beyond selfish satiation and mass misendeavour… THEN… the value of freedom becomes less a page in history, more a functioning moment in one’s present, less a memory, more a committment to compensate malice, hurt and despair. This independence day Let’s wrap our minds and souls in the truth of the tri- colour promising … Continue reading Vande Mataram!
Even as my family and I hurl the national flag atop our little house my eyes turn moist. My twelve year old son is amused. “After all, it is just a flag. And we are showing respect to our country by hoisting it, that’s it” he thinks. But, it happens to me every time I hold the national flag. Even patriotic songs do that, something stirs within – I feel great pride for being an Indian, warmth for being part of a nation with the oldest democracy, joy for belonging to a country that houses people of so many different … Continue reading HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY, DEAR FELLOW INDIANS!
Yes Friends. I find it hard to believe but Muse n’ Motivation completes one full year today. I started off hesitatingly but once the blogging bug hit me, there was no stopping. And what a beautiful experience it turned out to be! Writing, Sharing, Understanding the View Points of Others and More than anything else, making new friends from all over the globe. I am grateful to all the persons who thought my blogs worthy enough to comment on. Thanks a lot friends. This doesn’t mean I am going to go ‘Full Stop!’ Muse will continue to motivate as usual … Continue reading It’s Celebration Time for Muse n’ Motivation!
He died today, uttering the Lord’s name. An Indian shot by another Indian. I stand corrected. A great old gem of an Indian shot by a man, an Indian misled by his unjust beliefs. Okay. The man must have had his problems but, even after so many years, I still mourn the loss of the man who moved about in his loin cloth and stick, unmindful of rain or sun, summer or winter and led an imprisoned nation to freedom. Right from under the noses of the country who thought itself the most powerful regime in the world. But then, … Continue reading The Grandfather I Never Had!
October 2nd celebrates the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. He needs no introduction. That he worked hard to transform himself from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to the Mahatma, everyone knows. That he fought hard to help Indian and its citizens to get their deserved freedom is also well known. Though, how much of it is appreciated today I am not very sure. What few know or even bother to remember is the person behind the Mahatma’s success. Continue reading THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAHATMA
Most of us equate epilepsy/fits/seizures with ideas that have been fed to us at home, on television or in the movies. People with epilepsy have been ridiculed and made to smell an onion or a shoe because the ‘aam aadmi’ knows nothing better. The stigma attached to this disorder is deplorable and when a woman goes through this, it becomes downright disgusting. I should know because I saw a woman having a seizure right before my eyes! Continue reading Freedom from Guilt