A Psalm of Life – Longfellow

I have a list of inspiring songs and poems that I listen to or read when I’m feeling down or depressed and this is one of them. It’s a very didactic (preachy) one and though I normally don’t prefer preachy stuff, at times, in life, you need some advice 🙂 😉 American poet Henry Wadsworth…

The Road not Taken – Frost

I’m in the mood for poetry today 🙂 Think poetry is a great hobby to cultivate if you’re somewhat lazy, or short of time, or the kind who’s always looking for shortcuts!! 😉 Seriously, a short poem can provide you with the same wisdom and insights that many pages of an essay or a book can.…

On Sabarimala

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. – B R Ambedkar It’s been a while since I wrote a post on women’s issues. Of late, have been really distressed to hear and read all the disturbing news regarding the “women’s entry” into the Sabarimala Temple. As a…

How to Win a Debate

  The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell Recently came across this very interesting talk given by a world champion in debating – it has many important insights. Her speech is quite relevant in the…

Happiness Quote

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness. – William Gladstone PS: Photograph of a trail in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA.

Kannada Poet Kuvempu

Eminent Kannada writer and poet – Kuvempu (K V Puttappa 1904 – 1994) was born on this day – Dec 29. He’s considered to be one of the greatest Kannada writers. Sharing an English translation of one of his most famous poems – “Aniketana” (A Free Spirit). Among other things, Kuvempu wrote about his vision…

New Year Resolutions

  Sharing an interesting video that might actually help you achieve all your New Year goals in 2019 🙂 If you’re like me, you probably make resolutions/set goals every New Year and forget about them within a month or two. That’s nothing unusual – research shows that most people aren’t very good at following up on their…

World Soil Day

Today (Dec 5) is “World Soil Day” – a day demarcated to bring attention to soil pollution and erosion. Needless to say, it’s a very important day! Feel quite strongly about this topic because my father was a soil scientist – I also have a lovely farm view from my new apartment and get to…

Moronization for Dummies

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell Sharing an article that I posted two years ago on polarization (moronization), popped up in my FB “memories” today! I generally don’t post anything on politics because sooner…

On Kindness

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – Albert Schweitzer Sharing a link to an interesting article and have highlighted some of the main ideas below: – Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. – Being kind often…

Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist who was born on this day (Oct 7). He was also a philosopher who promoted the scientific temper. Here are some of his interesting and witty quotes: *Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself it’s own solution. It forces us to change our thinking…

A New Beginning….

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose … not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. – Anne Sullivan

Music is the Original Poetry

Wrote these lines while listening to some soulful instrumental Rabindra Sangeet in a restaurant, during my recent visit to Kolkata! Amazingly touching and inspiring music that communicated without words or voice, and made it very easy to write……..should get hold of the collection for more inspiration…. 🙂 😉 After years of promises and aeons of…

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