December 2020

Cotton: The fiber that covers us

When Adam, the first man and Eve, the first woman, ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of wisdom, they become conscious about their nudity. They became so embarrassed that when the Father God came to see them, they were hiding behind the trees and God understood that they have violated the condition which was laid down for them to live in the Eden Garden without ever to do anything for their needs. When God commanded them to come out of hiding before Him, they wrapped their sensitive organs with leaves. They were expelled from the Heaven condemned to toil… Read More »Cotton: The fiber that covers us

Malana Village

Today morning, I was watching DD Bharti channel on television. This channel is a repository of invaluable programs. It has a nostalgia attached to it due to its being the only channel which was first seen in Black and White and that too for few hours in the evening. We have grown up with it. It is the government controlled channel. The programs telecast on it are generally those which have recorded long back and relate to us. The faces of the presenters in some old programs send the mind in the old alleys. Anyway, it was telecasting a documentary… Read More »Malana Village

The Man

The man basically is an animal who is lazy and wants to rest until he can no longer afford to. There are things he has to do absolutely like going to loo, eating, earn to eat and live comfortably to survive. He likes to lie down, sleep, make love, sleep again. But ultimately to survive, he has to move and do work may be grumbling. In the advanced years, the knowledge somehow dawns upon him that without doing exercises, walking he cannot remain fit, then he starts all sorts of exercises and walks daily because he does not want to… Read More »The Man

Apocryphal Signs

Let us talk more about the mongrel pair I mentioned in the last post. There is a custom here in our company that loudspeaker begins to blare singing praises of the company, at about eight thirty in the morning reminding employees that it is office time. It is followed by a religious songs. What is happening, as soon as the loudspeakers blare, this pair of dogs begun howling and weeping very badly. Since the laxity in the company is increasing day by day and things are taken loosely in the name of giving freedom to employees, the portents of bad… Read More »Apocryphal Signs

Sitting Forlorn

It was yesterday evening past nine o’clock. I was sitting on a bench which stood near the bus stop opposite the shopping arcade. As it was the time when most of the people reach after a long journey to Mumbai. So at this point of time time, very few people were roaming out. There was no movement in the air. The leaves were not stirring at all. The background looked like a still photo, static not dynamic with only some activity at the bottom of the picture. One fellow was trundling home with a small bag of some eatables, he… Read More »Sitting Forlorn

Gautam Buddha

Gautam Buddha is the founder of Buddhism, the religion practiced by millions in this world. Hindu religion considers him as an avatar of Vishnu. He was born to Mahamaya the chief wife of King Suddhodhana of Sakyas. His mother had a dream in which she was carried by demigods to divine lake called Anavatapa in Himalayas. She was bathed by heavenly guardians. A great white elephant holding a lotus in his trunk came and entered her side. The dream was interpreted by king’s astrologers that a child would be born to her who shall either become a great emperor or… Read More »Gautam Buddha

Bitter Side of Einstein’s Life

The family life of one of the greatest scientists was far from being happy. He married Mileva Maric in 1903 and divorced her in 1919. In the intial phase of married life, Einstein was happy but after sometimes quarrels began and they splitted though the couple has three children. In a letter to her, found recently, Einstein accuses her of not passing his letters to his children. He arrived at this conclusion from the fact that children did not return him any greetings as they were unaware of his letters. There were also quarrels over the money he sent for… Read More »Bitter Side of Einstein’s Life

Dreams

These days, he is dreaming a dream. He is running away from his home. Though in reality, it is not his age to run but still he is running away, sprinting and panting. Some saint is trying to dissuade him but he does not listen though he feels guilty about not listening to him. You cannot dream anything in sleep. There is a perfect reason behind the dreams though nobody has still found a perfect explanation. It is generally agreed that our subconscious mind is a repository of our suppressed and unfulfilled desires. Seams of such feelings continue to deposit… Read More »Dreams

A strange Food Chain!!!

To survive in this harsh world, one has to struggle and beat others. While in the world of animals the competition is really physical, the human beings take it to mental level. Humans have the ability to hide their emotions, they store their grudges against others and thus compete on a very different level. Most of their actions are covert in nature. Animals have very hard life that way. Most of them settle their scores on the spot. They don’t keep it for the future. They even do not seem to repent the loss of their near and dear ones… Read More »A strange Food Chain!!!

Manimajra:Bursting at Seams

Walking in the streets of Manimajra a town situated in the union territory of Chandigarh has become a dangerous task. You have to be extra vigilant while passing through the streets. One after the other, incessantly, the motorbikes, rickshaws, bicycles, autos and cars comes chasing you. The vehicles are parked on the paths and streets which can hardly accommodate one vehicle breadth. It is to the credit of the vehicle drivers who can still maneuver their vehicles through invisible empty space. The reason for this chaos seems to me is the inordinate increase in the population of migrant tenants. This… Read More »Manimajra:Bursting at Seams