The Tradition Barter

Not being much involved into the traditional rituals, citing excuses of busy schedules, my slightly fair understanding of Pitru-Paksha is to pay reminiscence to the late loved ones, through rituals and food offerings. It also deems a period of [...]

The Essential “Chai-Paani”

A regular day for all of us is filled with tasks and duties, joys and annoyances, conversations and silences. Then adding to the tyranny of mundane life, is the unpleasant mix of news; from immediate and distant surroundings, which sends the [...]

Leap of Faith

Faith may just be a five letter word, but probably one of the strongest word driving the things around. Such is its power that it impregnates innumerable beliefs and disbeliefs, which remain unchallenged against any sight or sound. Extreme [...]
Distress of Dame

Distress of Dame

The recently reported agony of the young IAS officer Riju Bafna doesn’t quite really shock me at the apathy of the incidence. Though it is appalling that all concerned are amongst the dignitaries of the bureaucracy; be it the victim, Riju [...]

Gurdaspur Attack: Another Despair

A terror attack in any part of the country is painful because innocent lives are lost, be it a civilian or a security personnel. The tragedy of Gurdaspur of 27th July took toll on 7 lives; 3 unaware civilians, 4 martyred policeman, for a revenge [...]
Spearing Seven Isms

Spearing “Seven” Isms

Funny though it may sound, but whenever I read a quote, I wonder who recorded and shared it, given to the comparatively non-existent media and telecast of earlier times! Then a probable explanation dawns upon me that people spoke and heard each [...]
Bride and Prejudice (Twisted)

Bride and Prejudice (Twisted)

For a week now, the media has been going gaga over the ‘SHIRA’ (Shahid Kapoor + Mira Rajput) wedding. Admitting to my honest self, that browses smartphone religiously, this research could easily compound to a thesis. Most of us, though [...]