A world without fear

Rabindranath Tagore and his celebrated poem come to mind, as I see the theme for your prompt Where the mind is without fearand the head is held high,where knowledge is free.Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic wallsWhere words come out from the depth of truth,where tireless striving stretches …

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Backbone

“Break, but don’t bend” was touted as strength in my childhood. My grandfather was seen as a strong person, and we shared a close bond. There is a family history of osteoporosis and spinal health issues from my maternal side. I read somewhere that people with spinal and lower back problems hold a grudge about …

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Library of Imagination

More tantalising than love, more fertile than soil, more productive than the best consultant - Imagination will go with me. There will be time to discover if the afterworld meets my thoughts or not, and there will be more time to choose where do I go next. It is what I have not achieved that …

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Temple of Thought

A temple reminds me of the Stoddard Temple, which Ayn Rand’s protagonist  Howard Roark built in her epic novel, Fountainhead. It was flat, it was spread out, it was meant to give humans the space to rise.  Then, I came across theories about reverberation of positive energy inside a dome-shaped structure. It explained why places …

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Overhaul

Organ transplants set me thinking. How many components of my life are replaceable?  Companies have different policies.  -Some sell gadgets cheap, but charge more on spare parts. -Some create use-and-throw pieces - with no scope for repair or replacement of spare parts. One is compelled to buy a new one. -Some flaunt their after-sales service …

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New currency

Currently, we have the Grand Amazon Once-in-a-lifetime Sale on, which practically happens every three months. Right now, it has an added allure for the impending wedding and festival season. There are also complaints about poor quality of goods, delayed deliveries, problem in refunds. One can easily see the original price being jacked up, and then …

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