"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened!" is a quote I could swear by, for having Phoebe has helped me understand the animal world a lot more, which would have been otherwise unlikely... Probably, the weight of this quote may not reach those who haven't lived with a pet … Continue reading To a friendly neighbourhood…
Post the heart-breaking CNN video, and Hony's War Veteran series, I stumbled upon the sentiments/outpouring of a Pakistani citizen, the animal vs. human debate in NY Times, and few other related articles this past week. Either in the articles or in the comments section, there is very often a debate, an insult, or insinuation, whatever people seem befit to pull the other party down. It … Continue reading Of a life beyond ‘labels’ – 3
Last morning, Swati, my junior from the SSSIHL campus, shared a blog post: ‘Why Donald Trump is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to the USA’. The title will have you gobsmacked, but the author talks of the evident consciousness shift that is about to happen in our world, and how Donald Trump will play a key role in … Continue reading Of a ‘Life’ beyond labels – 2
“Why didn’t Bheeshma help me in the sabha even when he saw how much I suffered?” “Bheeshma thought too deeply about the laws of men. It paralyzed him. He wasn’t sure whether you were already Duryodhan’s property – in which case he had no right to intervene. But sometimes one has to drop logic and … Continue reading Of anger, emotions and how world problems are a learning!
Hello there, Shall I sit next to you for a while? Together we could stare in the oblivion. I promise not to ask a thing, if all you need is my silence. I am not here to whisper my ideas into your head, I am just here to be with you. Whoever you are, as … Continue reading Letter 25: To the person I know that is going through the worst of times!
Dear people of the world, Ask someone who lost a limb in a hit and run accident, ask the ghostly remains of a suicider, ask a childless parent, or a fatherless child, ask a widower or a divorcee, ask a kid who lost a scholarship, and thereby his chances to study, ask the ones who are … Continue reading Letter 22: To the someone I want to give a second chance to!
Dear Tada, yada n bada, Have you guys read 'Blink' by Malcolm Gladwell? He speaks about 'thin-slicing', 'analysis paralysis', and how as humans we have the ability to sift through, and focus on critical information. The information that helps us come to immediate conclusions about things, without spending much time. That ability is important to … Continue reading Letter 21: To the someone I judged by their first impression!