October 6, 2020

What will I say to Him?

What answer shall I gave Him when he will ask me to explain about my thumb? How will I face Him?. I am sure I will stand before Him with downcast eyes. I am aware He knows everything and I hope He will ignore, but He may not. He can say that I had sent you as a complete entity and there you have not cared for what I gave you and lost some of the limbs. I am a part of Him and onus is on me to care for what I had. I am only a custodian of… Read More »What will I say to Him?

Distant Relatives

The more I watch the nature closely and more I go through the literature, it is becoming clear how shallow is our knowledge of the world around us which the God has created. Sometimes I become more and more confused and become awestruck when some mystery of nature becomes clear to me. As we know that living things are related to one another at some stage or other during evolution though they must have diversified at some period of time but at least some basic properties resemble. By the end of January and February, one can notice that Pipal trees… Read More »Distant Relatives

Foggy Morning

This story is based on the weather after monsoon and rains have abated. The weather becomes so suffocating due to the humidity and pollution. No, I should not call it a foggy morning, because it is not the fog but smog which descends on the earth during these days of the year. The monsoon has ebbed and except for an occasional shower there are no rains. The weather has become muggy and suffocating. It is not clear and there is a lot of heat accumulating over the earth. A pall of heat covers the earth. There is lot of humidity… Read More »Foggy Morning

Second Banishment of Rama

In tthe present circumstances, I thought it fit to give an reason for writing this piece. When Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years, people welcomed him by lighting earthen diyas. Pure Oil was used in the diyas. It must have been so soothing and peaceful. This occasion is started to be celebrated as Diwali. Over to the modern times. The basic tenets for celebration have long been forgotten and festival has turned into a big commercial venture. Noise and air Pollution caused by the crackers reaches extreme limits in the night. Huge amounts of money are squandered in this… Read More »Second Banishment of Rama

“The Emperor’s Writings” by Professor Dirk Collier

Professor Dirk Collier the Belgian writer has written a fictional autobiography of Emperor Akbar, laced with facts. It is titled “The Emperor’s Writings”. Why it is fictional is that Akbar was illiterate. Written in the form of a letter to his Jahangir, it chronicles the life and times of the Mughal emperor. The author talks about being inspired by Akbar, the emperor’s 5,000 wives and more! Here are some conclusions from the book Akbar was not a very romantic man like other Great Mughal emperors including Jahangir and Shah Jahan. While he did sleep with countless women, particularly when he… Read More »“The Emperor’s Writings” by Professor Dirk Collier