December 24, 2020

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

Frog and Scorpion Retold

The basic nature of man never changes as the famous poet Waris Shah said it hundreds years ago. He said “Waris Shah na adtaan jandiyan ne, bhaven katiye porian porian ji” meaning come what may, the habits never die. Same lesson is sought to be conveyed by the fable “Frog and Scorpion” which is commonly attributed to Aesop though the authenticity of this claim is contested by some authorities. Any way here we are concerned with the fable and what it tells. Once upon a time a scorpion needs to go to the other side of the river. He knows… Read More »Frog and Scorpion Retold

Alone

You can be in a crowd, still you can feel lonely. Loneliness is not a physical or materialistic phenomenon. It works on a mental plane. You can be with people who are related to you, who has been with you for years but still be feeling lonely. A person who is physically not present, who is thousands of miles away can occupy your mind and can be very close to you. In contrast, another person can be within a touching distance, even then both of you can be light years apart. It is both ways. Some persons are like Moon… Read More »Alone