‘Anything we don’t receive at home, we seek outside, mostly with strangers. That includes Attention, Appreciation and Acknowledgement – the 3 As. Our phone and the social media become our lifelines. What is the purpose of eating expensive food at an expensive restaurant or wearing expensive clothes or going for […]
Month: January 2019
Greetings to my two mothers
‘Twenty-sixth January is an important day for both Australia and India. Australia celebrates this day as Australia Day and India as Republic Day. As people comprise a country, warm greetings to all my fellow Australians and Indians on this day. India gave me birth, values and education. Republic Day of […]
The exodus of Kashmiri Pandits – time to understand ‘why’?
‘Yesterday, 19th January 2019 marked the 29th anniversary of the beginning of a tragic mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits (KP) from their traditional erstwhile home – the valley of Kashmir – their Maej Kasheer. Anecdotally, it was their 7th mass exodus from Kashmir during the past seven centuries or so! […]
Do not blame the politicians
‘A country is as good as its people. People make and shape a country. The people of India must own their country and proactively look after it. But do they? A country is defined by the values, conscientiousness, citizenship and discipline exhibited by its people. Politicians are just the sample […]
Why Indians will never vote for me?
‘In a most unlikely scenario, if I fool myself and stand for elections in India, I am certain to lose my security deposit. I am not even sure if my own family members will vote for me. I may even be physically and mentally harassed! Why? Simply because I: Stand […]
Can anyone in India answer please?
‘Has there ever been, or will there ever be, a public debate – on the television or in the published media – about the maximum population that India, as one nation, can afford to have? On the evening of 4 December 2018, I attended a book launch event at Constitution […]