Birth in hideous poverty is a matter of accident but to remain poor and miserable needs efforts.
It is not easy to remain poor. Education opens new avenues of prosperity but it requires extra ability to miss opportunities and remain struck in abysmal poverty.
Vacations and holidays:
To remains poor it is important to religiously follow the calendar and obey all holidays, all vacations and presume that is what everyone does. However, those who get rid of poverty do not fall is this trap and take vacation when its suits their works cycle. So enjoy life and poverty alongwith the holidays. Those who remain well above poverty line are those who use the holidays to harness new skills or to update knowledge to cope with the dynamic word in which knowledge gets absolute every day. Continue reading
Finance Minister blood is on your lapel!
Spurious Liquor and death therefrom is seasonal ritual in India. Every year or next, a tragedy or the other happens at one place or another. Causes for such recurrent tragedy are apparent policy failure and it is unlikely to be corrected under present Hindu myopia. Earlier the reason was apathy towards poor. Mere change of reason without change of policy. Bihar is the recent State which has prohibited liquor altogether. Therefore Bihar would be the next State from where next tragedy will occur.
The real reasons for such tragedies:
April fool or 1st April is a day to glorify silly moments in life. The moments when we took a knee jerk reaction as a life changing thought. This day today I dusted up some old Mr. Beans movies and reminded myself of the fact how Mr. Beans is in everyone, at least at some moment, especially when we think we are sure to be intelligent and logical.
Mr. Beans is as logical as one can be. Continue reading
Small talk is no small matter.
Talking or conversing is an attempt to communicate the perceptions. At least that is how I understood it. But now I am told that I am wrong. I am told that in social conversation, nothing should be spoken which is of consequence.
No honest opinions be expressed for it may result in flurry of activity on the part of listeners. Or worse may start introspection which could be in wrong direction or right direction.
This nudging has made me wonder again about my social handicap. It is not improving at all. A year gone by when I had formulated some points about socializing and here I am, back on the same path and same wooden feet. Continue reading
Religion is most promising nectar seeking to cure everything that is unpalatable in life. We regularly consume this potion, of course with faith. India is no different. Rather it has a variety of religious potions to embellish the personal religious tavern. I had written about one such new potion about Sai Baba.
About Sri Sukhmani Sahib (श्री सुखमनी साहिब जी):
Until about 30 years ago i.e. before separatist Khalistan movement started in Punjab, Sikh religion and rituals were part of religious rituals of every Punjabi Hindu. At ground level, barring Sikh bigots, situation is same. For all practical purposes there is hardly any distinction for the purpose of bonding though marriage or otherwise. Sri Sukhmani Saheb as this holy Sikh book is called, is part of the supreme Sikh holy book Sri Granth Sahib. The reading of Sri Sukhmani Sahib is supposed to bring peace. In fact ‘sukh’ means peace ‘mani’ relates to mind. Continue reading