My Power Quote !

A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Wherever you go, the scene is familiar. Be it in a crowded Metro Rail, City bus, park, cab or in auto rickshaw, you will be sick of seeing people hooked to their digital mates all the day to munch their favorite bits of information. The problem is more predominant in youth of both genders.

No doubt that with increasing tools of communication, we become a more connected society. But we are seriously in danger of losing the connection with our own selves.  The mobile phone clamours for immediate attention at every moment like a new born infant. From passion to obsession and then to addiction, it leaves its own scars on our emotional life.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Sometimes the most important lessons in life are learnt from the most ordinary folks.  If you are wise enough and keep attentive ear, there is no dearth of real-life stories of benevolence.

To be kind enough is not an easy disposition.  You need a lot of mental energies and some times financial resources to respond befittingly to the occasion.  To what length you could stretch is your own discretion.

In the present day syndrome of ' I don't have time' ,  some very ordinary folks teach us the lessons of compassion, benevolence, kindness to stay our foot firmly on the ground.  This needs to be constantly reminded as our lives are proliferating into uncertainty in the constant flux of cause and effect of our acts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


A recent post in Facebook  depicts  the fate of  Modern Man :  Touched Moon and neighbours unknown; High IQ but with less Emotions; and Good Knowledge and Less Wisdom.  

Is it the kind of progress we want to make ?

The rat race of  our lives  completely robs  us of our sensitivity and serenity of mind.  No time to feel the emotions nor  time for introspection / reflection of actions done,  but only for  accounting of finances  before we retire to sleep.  I doubt whether majority  of  us are really leading rich emotional lives.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.

Eliot stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from the collection.

One such book which contains a minefield of quotes is Volume 1: The author is : William Penn   ( 14 October 1644 to 30 July 1718). As I was not familiar with the author in American Literature, I searched for clue from wikipedia to know more about him. The online encyclopedia reverted that he was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher and founder of the Pennsylvania, a U.S. State located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic region.

Friday, August 15, 2014


It was a glossy morning and I woke up a little early with high spirits to do something to improve my craft :Writing.  Out for a usual morning walk to get energized with the relaxed air hovering around the small park nearby my home.   My mind was searching for triggers to write something on the day descended: 15th August, 2014 :  India's Independence Day.

Suddenly my mobile phone beeped with a flash signalling receipt of an SMS.    Before I read it, the header hinted  that it is from PM Modi.  The Message : Greetings on Independence Day ! Let us pledge to do good deeds that benefit our Nation, fellow Indians & enhance the pride & prestige of our Tricolour.   Hope, like me, millions of other mobile users might have also  got the same SMS.   

Tuesday, August 05, 2014


Everybody's life is an interesting piece of narrative.  The only thing required is, a story-teller to listen the story passionately.

If the story is dry without the blend of anecdotes, affirmations  of wisdom masters, nobody takes pains to lend an attentive ear.

I am a nascent writer, but a resolve to improve my craft.   I lend my ear to whatever the tips I get from whomsoever.

The important lesson I learnt recently to qualify as a writer is to be patient enough to listen to the others view point.   You need to look into talker's face to sense the emotional cues.  The lessons of empathy could be grasped once you make an eye contact with the person talking to you.  It is what Daniel Goleman calls Emotional Intelligence  which is much more essential than the traditional I.Q.
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