A lot of people seem to believe that poor people are unhappy. Clearly, these people have no idea about poverty, or happiness for that matter. On the contrary, if you look at rich people’s lives, you will find that the richer you are, the more difficult it is to have a life of fulfilment. Especially,Continue reading “An Elusive Place Called Happiness”
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मेरा क्या है?
तंग रास्तों में भटकते हुए, अकस्मात् एक ख़याल आया। मंज़िल तो कभी देखी न थी, रास्ता भी अब खो न जाए कहीं। ये फुटपाथ गरीबों का, और ये सड़क अमीरों की, मेरा क्या है? कुछ भी तो नहीं… मेरे हिस्से में आये हुए, दुःख भी हैं और दर्द भी। सोचा अपनों से परे, क्या पता,Continue reading “मेरा क्या है?”
20 things to do in college…
Note: If you have already lived through your college years, this post may not be of much relevance to you. But if you are yet to see the college life, or have some time left to be spent at college, then please continue to read. College is the place where you spend the most importantContinue reading “20 things to do in college…”
Life is short, make it worth…
When I was a kid, every time I got a new toy or a video game, I was electrified. I jumped around the house and celebrated the arrival of my new gift. And when I first touched the gift; the feeling was exhilarating. But, that was it. It was the highest point of happiness andContinue reading “Life is short, make it worth…”
How I wrote my first novel – Sky beyond the clouds
October 2011 –Hi Tec City, Hyderabad – It was not the kind of Friday evening I was hoping for. Working in Deloitte was certainly a great feeling and most of the days had been marvelous so far. But this was not one of them. I was badly frustrated with my boss’s attitude, his unhealthy senseContinue reading “How I wrote my first novel – Sky beyond the clouds”
What Is So Special About Military Life?
Tired from the routine work at office? Or complaining about the insensitive behavior shown by your boss? Or perhaps you are among the majority that never achieves work satisfaction. In all these cases, there is something that we (civilians) can learn from the military life. The key things to avoid the above mentioned problems areContinue reading “What Is So Special About Military Life?”
22 Survival Techniques for Day to Day Life
In our daily lives we come across a number of things that take our time. If we can apply some interesting logic there, we can not only save our time but also avoid the frustrations that we could face otherwise. Besides it’s a fun thing to learn. Here is a list of simple hacks andContinue reading “22 Survival Techniques for Day to Day Life”
And the time stops there.
From the dark grey sky, The rains fall, On the land that is dry. I stand alone on the lonely sphere, Think about nothing. And the time stops there. When the deep blue ocean roars, In its vastness, My dream soars. I get strength from its flare, That waves possess. And the timeContinue reading “And the time stops there.”
Your Idea Is Not That Stupid
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.” ~ Steve Jobs The above quote speaks the reality of this world. We are often dazzled by the analysis that other people do about us and based on their poor judgments we perceive ourselves as rather moronicContinue reading “Your Idea Is Not That Stupid”
How Your Behavior Changes
Ever wondered why you behave in a certain way when you are alone, when you are with your friends and family, and when you meet strangers. Under different circumstances your actions and reactions change according to the surroundings. For example, when you are working at your office or any other formal environment you don’t behaveContinue reading “How Your Behavior Changes”
An Unending Love Story
The rain has come again. This time the drops are tumultuous, unlike the first time I saw you; they followed a melodious song back then. Drenched in the raindrops, struggling to hold your umbrella upright, you were tittering and trying to make your way forward. I gaped at you for a while and the firstContinue reading “An Unending Love Story”
Words of Wisdom – Quran
Quran – is a source of great wisdom and the knowledge that it offers is immense. Although our inability to read Arabic text prevents us to understand it in the best way possible, yet we can try to learn a number of things even from the translated versions. Reading Quran requires great deal of effortContinue reading “Words of Wisdom – Quran”
A Suicide Note
Dear world, I hope this letter finds you well. I will be gone and will no longer be a part of you. Nevertheless you have to move on. You never stop, for anyone, and you shouldn’t. For all that I know, you don’t care about anyone. The problem is – I did. Probably that isContinue reading “A Suicide Note”
Understanding – Ship of Theseus
Ship of Theseus is an interesting paradox that has captivated the greatest of the philosophers over the centuries. The paradox was first described by Plutarch in the first century in his work – Life of Theseus. Here is how he describes the ship and hence the idea: The ship wherein Theseus and the youth ofContinue reading “Understanding – Ship of Theseus”
The Power Of A Story
Imagine all human beings swept off the face of the earth, excepting one man. Imagine this man in some vast city, New York or London. Imagine him on the third or fourth day of his solitude sitting in a house and hearing a ring at the door-bell. The above text by Thomas Bailey Aldrich tellsContinue reading “The Power Of A Story”
She Is Waiting For You – Death
We are wise enough to know that death is inevitable, yet act preposterously throughout our lives. We do make future plans all the time even when we are aware about the uncertainties that it has. There are so many things that are beyond our control in deciding the future. Then why don’t we care toContinue reading “She Is Waiting For You – Death”
Who Is Keeping The Money?
I remember once my school teacher told me that if I wanted to earn money, I would have to study well. And I don’t need to tell you how unreasonable that assumption was, that the money is directly linked with education. So what exactly makes some people earn more money than the others. I keptContinue reading “Who Is Keeping The Money?”
The Idea Of Happiness
So many times, people get obsessed with the thoughts of end results and they tend to disregard the real path to success and happiness. A friend of mine keeps telling me that if my novel clicks, I would become a star. I secretly laugh at his thoughts. Well, the world doesn’t work that way. WhatContinue reading “The Idea Of Happiness”
Knowledge Or illusion?
In case you have watched the movie Slumdog Millionaire, perhaps you remember the scene where the inspector mocks Jamal for not knowing – what is written underneath the national emblem of India? The inspector says even his five years old daughter could answer that question, but not Jamal. Jamal responds by asking a simple questionContinue reading “Knowledge Or illusion?”
The Ghost Inside Me
I put my finger on their way and moved it back and forth, while they were crawling on the dusty ground, following a long trail of their fellow ants. It interrupted their caravan and blinded their ability to sense the surroundings. Some of them lost their way and never found it. I always enjoyed thatContinue reading “The Ghost Inside Me”