Delusions of Grandeur

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than To persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.                                                               – Carl Sagan Delusion is the first gift we recieve as we step into this world. The moment a child arrives in the world, the world around is filled with celebration – which is the…

Ends don’t justify the Means!

No matter what the end is, it doesn’t justify the means to achieve the same. Especially when the end is a promised outcome, the means matter a lot more than the end. In the context of the ongoing fast by Anna Hazare, the lines above mean a lot. As I understand, the fast is to…

Cut the Foot, Fit the Shoe!

Manzilon se raahein dhoondti chali Aur kho gayi hai manzil kahin raahon mein – Javed Akhtar The lines above match my reflection of the world I’m living in today. In the world of today, I often get confused between the means and the ends. Life today is encapsulated to unimaginable levels that I find it…

Path to Happiness

The blind follow the blindThe dumb follow the fool – butVery few follow their heart! Rightly said! Most part of my life, I have always treaded the path already well paved and well lit. I’ve always been afraid to go in the dark – into the unknown. Right from birth, I’m so conditioned to never…

Live the moment…

Life is so strange – for me. At times least expected, I have had moments to cherish for lifetime. May be its the unexpected-ness that crowned the moment. When experiencing such moments, I never felt the value. Those moments just pass by like a breeze, whose gentleness lingers past the moment. Often those memories strike back like a…

Like a flowing river

Live like a flowing river – oblivious to changes in life. In the course of human life, we stick (or get attached) to everything that comes across or rather we try to stick everything to us. Whenever we like something, we want to carry it with us – forever. I always feel – My mobile,…

The Wounded Dog

It was another silent night – perfect for a lonely walk. Everything seemed serene, except for my heart – which always gets troubled contemplating such peacefulness. I was having the usual walk around the MS campus – if there is one thing that I like the most about this campus, it is the lonely walk…

Be a Rebel

Rebel noun – somebody unconventional: somebody who rejects the codes and conventions of society verb – refuse to conform: to refuse to conform to the usual codes and conventions of society Be a Rebel. When needed, don’t think twice. Being a rebel, just for the sake of being different is not what I mean here….

The Onion Man

In the course of life, we come across different people – each unique in their own way. I believe each one of us is unique and it doesn’t make much sense to compare one with the other. Still each of us possess a set of traits/behaviours, which often Personality Psychologists use to classify people. There…

To Love Or To Be Loved?

To Love & To Be Loved – As closely related they sound just as much they differ from one another. Atleast this is what I feel at this moment. Quite often, we fail to feel the difference between the two, leading to unexpected consequences. After so much of self-introspection, I now feel a bit relieved…

Obnoxiously… Single Male!!!

Are we really living in a male chauvinistic society? Yes. Few experiences of mine sometimes throws some doubt to this quite obvious answer. In the world of today, women are on par with men in most of the things (at-least that’s what the media proclaim). This is really true to some extent. But still I…

The Road to Microsoft

It’s about a journey… My own journey from the hamlet of Nazareth to the IT giant Microsoft. Nazareth… A village primarily developed by the Christian missionaries – with schools and hospital holding light for almost a century. There’s nothing scenic about the place; still it’s the place of my birth; it’s where I roamed, till…