I finally mustered the courage to delete Facebook, COMPLETELY. But, it is not just FAKEBOOK.. it is the fall-out of an entire philosophy and way of thinking.. Flying to Silchar in time for Amma’s birthday. Covid regulations will not allow me to smile at the …Read More
Last Sunday, I had an interesting encounter with God.. (or fraud?!!) On my way back from Rachenahalli Park, I decided to pay a visit to a rather ostentatious temple that often has some festival going on. As I paid my tributes to the various Gods …Read More
I am feeling completely confused because I am living by a completely different set of rules WITHIN and without. This becomes a HUGE problem especially when the surrounding environment insists on speaking a different language than the one you understand.
IT IS NECESSARY for all citizens of India to be able to communicate in Hindi BECAUSE we have to have a common sense of Identity. This is NOT a question of parity between languages.. our mother-tongues can vary but I would say Hindi is like the FRIENDSHIP – TONGUE while English is the FATHER tongue..!!
Not many would understand this analogy but if Hindi had a colour then I would ascribe it to the Saffron and the color green is suggestive of the heart chakra – where we find the symbols of our beliefs.
Orange is also the colour of the Second Chakra which is about love & sex.
North/South India have VERY different views about these topics..
Now you know why the language debate is so controversial..!!Read More
My Dear Aditi, Recently, in one of our odd converZations, You asked or told me.. why I don’t love your mother? Well, I want to answer that question as you begin your journey of learning by a beautiful lake on the outskirts of Bangalore.. True …Read More
The hoopla and hungama around the national education policy draft of 2019 is just that – a lot of fluff. We survive and progress INSPITE of these so-called policies and programs and most of the measures suggested are cosmetic in nature. They do not reflect …Read More
All nation states are actually illegal. Well, we can debate that but given the fact that we STILL operate under the Gregorian Calendar without an iota of understanding the dynamics of NATURAL TIME because it was imposed on many culturally rich (& spiritually wise) societies …Read More
I would only be half-joking if I say that as Zafar Satyavan, it is quite possible that there are some islamic bullets with my name on them. It is rare to come across a muslim who contradicts his/her identity by raising a questioning finger at …Read More
How amazing the YOUniverse works..!! One simple song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc7b_cEE7ys) that used to haunt me so.. in Shillong years ago.. and here I am.. writing to You about my Dream.. the dream within a dream.. of being here, on this planet that is making such an …Read More
Book browsing in Police Bazar, Shillong – the city with a lake and home of many memories, first I was intrigued by the “nine” (because it is a vital clue to unravel the mystery of human consciousness..) and then I was surprised to read “Janice …Read More
I have just turned off my facebook and strangely, it is feeling GOOD. On deeper analysis, I realize that many a times, I have shared things with people, not necessarily to convince the other person about an idea but it was because I wanted to …Read More