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Delhi: An Excerpt

That leaves the Sikh journalist and the political expert. They are not getting along too well. The Sikh journalist arrives first, plucks a hair from his sparse beard and says ‘You are back! When?’ and orders coffee. The politician follows:... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Four Patriots

Well, the blurb for this book read - If you have ever fallen victim to the system, been humiliated, felt helpless… this book is for you. For a common man, it is hard to deny that fact. Everyone, at some point, has... Continue Reading →

Freedom

A little birdie golden and free enjoyed soaring into the skies and trees ♥ then one day a fowler laid a trap and the poor bird fell prey to his tricks ♥ he tied her down robbed her, abused her,... Continue Reading →

On Independence Day

While the nation celebrates another year of independence, I fail miserably in convincing myself to join in the massive celebrations. I don’t get a sense of freedom today. Ask me why! I struggle to understand, what being free means. Freedom from... Continue Reading →

Second Chances

She is on the brink of adulthood, with much that life can give her. If only she gave it a second chance. But will she? A friend's cousin, yet to be 16, attempted ending her life. I've never met or... Continue Reading →

Ganesha is back!

Back again is the festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi. A much awaited carnival in India which is observed for eleven days with immense enthusiasm in the western region of the nation. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as a tribute to Lord... Continue Reading →

Nishkaam Karma – The Power of Selfless Deeds

“One does not attain freedom from the bondage of Karma by merely abstaining from work. No one attains perfection merely by giving up work Because no one can remain actionless even for a moment. Everyone is driven to action, helplessly... Continue Reading →

65 Years of Independence

"Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps,... Continue Reading →

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