You have the birthright to be happy and free. Both happiness and freedom are the ultimate rewards that we all chase lifelong, through anything and everything that we do or pursue. However, our happiness and freedom, and our visible expressions thereof, are morally subject to us exercising them with civility […]
Month: September 2022
Optimism rules, never leave it
Life needs optimism and, of course, unwavering hope to emerge relatively unscathed through its frequent lows and struggles and grow out stronger. Pessimism is not an option, as it tends to bring unhappiness and misery for the pessimist. Where hope and optimism sustain life, pessimism cripples and depresses. Pessimism breeds […]
Nationalism Vs Patriotism – do we need them?
Differences between the terms nationalism and patriotism generally confuse people. On the surface, the two terms may appear to be similar, however, there are differences between the two. Historically, although both terms have been used roughly in a similar manner, both depicting a strong sense of pride and belonging to […]
Mother – a short story
On a hot and humid evening in August 2022, five Kashmiri Pandit men, in the age group of 50 to 80 years, excitedly chitchatted over traditional Kashmiri kahwa tea in an airconditioned room at a residential house in Jammu, India. Accompanied by their respective wives, two of them, seemingly in […]