Humans are social animals. For valid reasons, COVID-19 may have locked us down physically; it will never succeed in dwarfing or curbing our infinite spiritual freedom. Humans have successfully endured numerous difficult times in the past and that is how nearly 8 billion of us are currently living on the […]
Month: March 2020
The Divisive Third Front – Floaters & Fence-sitters
In many tricky and polarised socio-political situations, it is not uncommon to see a considerable number of people choosing to retreat stealthily into the background and hide behind one pretext or the other. Apparently, for fear of annoying and / or losing one or both opposing parties, they don’t want to be seen […]
Challenges faced by doctors desperately fighting COVID-19
Two days ago, a young doctor friend, a brilliant medical specialist, forwarded me a number of myth busters issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO): People of all ages CAN be infected by the coronavirus. Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear […]
Covid-19: A timely reminder from Nature, Gobind?
Our world is currently being rocked by unbelievably unsettling times. It is like being on a ship in the middle of an ocean that has suddenly been hit by a massive storm, or sitting in an aircraft that has run into an extremely rough weather. Undoubtedly and logically, perhaps due […]
Was Ravana one of the greatest devotees of Lord Ram?
As per scriptures and as commonly depicted, it is believed that King Ravana, the mighty king of Lanka, was so much obsessed with Lord Ram that he could not even sleep in the days leading to his ultimate showdown with Him. On surface, his overconfident and proud self could not […]
Dharma versus adharma – who can decide the winner?
‘Kurukshetra – the battlefield – is our mind where Daryodhana and Arjuna keep battling. We become one who keeps winning. Sadly, what happened to them happens to us too. Who wins? Do our fears win or does our ego win?’ I wrote this on social media some time ago. Earlier […]
The test match ended but a whole new journey began, again
“The match ended suddenly at the picturesque Hagley Oval and so did my brief sojourn in Christchurch, New Zealand, which is so beautiful and pristine. Once again, it seemed a major part of me had embarked on a strange internal journey – long and lonely – apparently with no end […]