Reading

Sharing a few thoughts and techniques on Reading .... A busy mind is not a receptive mind. We read in blocks, and a lot is quickly absorbed, because it is anticipated. At times, these preconceived anticipation can interfere with what the author is trying to say. A small exercise to declutter your mind before reading …

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Premonitions

Yesterday, a friend lost his father. The parents were in India, while all four children are in other countries. None of them could reach for the funeral. He recounted that on his last visit home in December, his father's parting words were, "Will you come to perform my last rites?" My father-in-law was shifted to …

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Transported

The future beckons, however attractive or difficult it seems at this point of time. Yes, we will be free – to drive around, work, meet people, shop, eat out. But the awareness of shackled feet intimidates. The psyche will surely carry imprints from this phase. Uncertainty will loom large, as newer methods of violence and …

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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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Tremors

“I was hired to kill Princess Diana. They were people from the royal family. A confession cannot harm me at this terminal stage of life.” Nobody has been booked, as the contract killer did not reveal any name before dying. But the tremors of his conscience continue to disrupt the family. Another choice is made. …

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SYW- Is Hello enough for you?

Is ‘hello” enough for you these days?  More than enough …  I prefer that people come to the point directly. Do you believe in Murphy?   For those who aren’t familiar with Murphy, here’s a wee explanation:  Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. Yes. …

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