You may not wage the war, but…

You may not wage the war. But... let's not forget, this world itself is a battleground. Each one fights ... for space, ... to find his place, ... or leave her trace. In this world, the attacker swings from the right ... or will hurl at you from the left; or hit you from the … Continue reading You may not wage the war, but…

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In Paris… meeting Mohanjeet!

On 12th October, just over two weeks ago, while strolling along Rue Saint-André des Arts, I suddenly saw this storefront that read, "Diwali". I was delighted. No pun intended. It was still my third day on my first visit to Paris.  😉 The bigger joy followed just moments later, when I met Mohanjeet! I was … Continue reading In Paris… meeting Mohanjeet!

Trotting on your high horse?

Headed to Buckingham Palace? Chances are you're more than likely not going anywhere near there. Then why this compulsion to speak the Queen's English, eh?  Here's what I think the issue is... It's an instant giveaway that although you're a product of independent India, you haven't quite broken away those shackles of your colonial past … Continue reading Trotting on your high horse?

Remembrance (2011): My Take

Last evening, I watched this foreign film, "Remembrance". It is the story about a Jewish woman, Hannah Silberstein, who struggles to break free from the dark memories of her past life in the Auschwitz concentration camp during Poland's SS occupation. Young Hannah falls in love with an inmate, Tomasz Limanowski. Together, after they escape from … Continue reading Remembrance (2011): My Take

Stuck… without a smile!

How often do you think, "I'm stuck"? Pretty often, eh? I've felt that several times, and at the time then, I'm stuck in that feeling. So this is a reminder to myself. For many of us, these clichéd phrases hold deep meaning and may have serious consequences, although the situations we are in are more often … Continue reading Stuck… without a smile!

Visited your local library, or the local bookstore recently?

When was the last time you visited your local library or peeked into the bookstore? If you're like me, then more likely you've browsed through Amazon books online. Or, if you're unlike me, you've read your books of choice on Kindle, or listened to music on your iPod. Who wants to drag oneself to the … Continue reading Visited your local library, or the local bookstore recently?

Gambling… anyone? For a happier planet, we should all turn into gamblers.

Since wake up time this morning, this crazy notion kept crossing (and doubly-crossing) my mind. Okay, please pardon this cheesy opening... I'm a tad excited. As a kid I read this epic story about a great war that waged between two families - cousins, actually - that started primarily because the oldest sibling (Prince Y) … Continue reading Gambling… anyone? For a happier planet, we should all turn into gamblers.

To treasure or to trash… Are you taken for granted? Do you have no self-respect?

If you think a bit about these two questions, you realize that they are co-related. Well, I'm guessing, nobody begins life thinking to oneself, "I have no self-respect". However, it is possible to live one's entire life without actually realizing, "I have no self respect!". Then suddenly, one day, it hits you. Either, someone draws … Continue reading To treasure or to trash… Are you taken for granted? Do you have no self-respect?

Had trouble finding followers?

That's the trouble... why do we even think of this as trouble. Are we Pied Pipers driving the art of writing to its death? Those who truly think independently, don't quite care about a fan following. The real independent thinkers and philosophers wrote their ideas or expressed them. Because they made sense we read about … Continue reading Had trouble finding followers?

Dancer, Photographer, Soprano Singer, Writer, Director, Movie maker… Dreamer?

A short while ago a couple of people 'followed' me i.e. this blog. Now that can seem mighty flattering, if you too blog, be it on Blogger, WordPress, or wherever else... By the way, can someone tell me if there's a 'word' for someone who blogs on WordPress? Pronto, like for the 99.99% out there, … Continue reading Dancer, Photographer, Soprano Singer, Writer, Director, Movie maker… Dreamer?