Fiction

Time

There is a time which was made by the God. There are even arguments that it existed even before God. This eternal time is like a river which always flow with same constancy. And which never dries up, in which there are no ripples, no high or low tides. There does not exist any moon which can cause it to have tides. In fact nothing can change its tranquility. It flows unmindful. It never ceases to flow. There is never ever any change in its flow. So this is the time of the God. This is the basic time. If… Read More »Time

Nothing is Permanent

All days are not same. All people are not same. The seasons continue to change. They do not remain the same. Nights and days do not remain the same. Days give way to nights and nights to days. Husbandman sows different seeds in different seasons. Nothing is eternal, permanence does not exist. If there is unhappiness today, tomorrow will be happiness. Always changes are taking place, some of them periodically. The attachment to a person also fades when the person is away as it is said truly “out of sight, out of mind”. After all, of what use is the… Read More »Nothing is Permanent

Personalities : Character No.1

You come across many different characters in your life. Their personalities are shaped by the experiences of life and their capacities to survive through life struggles. Here is the personality description of one of my colleagues. Booming & sibilant voice; neck tilted to left side; runty bodied and very aggressive. You can hear him from a far off distance because of the volume of his voice. Thinks himself to be very intelligent and clever; voracious eater despite his small physique and very vindictive. While eating, spills the victuals all around; attaches the diminutive bones  of fish to the rim of… Read More »Personalities : Character No.1

Desires

We all are slaves of desires. We are ready to do anything to fulfill them. The desires are the root cause of all our banes. There is an endless list of desires with everyone of us. Some common ones are money, comforts, good health, well being of children, easy life in office with a large work output to effort ratio. We go to temples, gurudwaras, Masjids, Churches, Synagogues, Dargahs for getting blessings. We always pester the Gods there to fulfill our desires. Hardly one desire is fulfilled when the other starts. The list does not diminish. But as we all are aware… Read More »Desires

Lines of Kismet

The lines in my palms are very complicated labyrinth maze. They criss-cross, abruptly come to end, began again after some gap to resume their journey; some of them are like a rope with frayed threads at many places. We call these the lines of fortune or Kismet. Lines, they say showcase your life: past, present and future but we don’t have perfect software to delineate the hidden meaning behind them. Who knows that the lines we see are actually palimpsests; there may be lines hidden underneath the visible lines containing even better secrets of my life! More complicated the line… Read More »Lines of Kismet

Peace Eludes My Mind

Peace, the most cherished of human desires, eludes me. Humans go to any lengths to find solace. Day in and day out, I find myself in the labyrinth of thoughts from which there seems to be no escape. I am very poor at solving puzzles and always avoid and try to find the easy ways out. Life’s challenges scare me. This tendency is called escapism. But now the differentials of the neglect have become gathering into indefinite integrals and it seems that confounding solution is near. The droplets have collected to become dam and dikes are becoming weaker and any… Read More »Peace Eludes My Mind

Where is Gopal?

I was working in a place called Sivasagar in Assam. There was a shopping centre. In one of the shops a boy named Gopal used to work. Gopal was a runty-bodied boy from Bihar; he was working in a shop here in the mini-shopping center. Anyone who saw him will take him for the proprietor of the shop which sold eatables, victuals and phone service and has a xerox machine. Shops generally are all-in-one type here. Gopal was very agile and competent and extremely good-natured. He has a gift of gabbiness and it did not take him long to make… Read More »Where is Gopal?

Brain uses Backup Libraries

In computer programming, there is a kind of programming called modular programming. In this technique, a giant program is broken up into independent smaller units. Each unit in itself a complete program to achieve a sub goal. These units are called “Modules”. All these modules are archived in the libraries like math and header libraries in C++. These modules can be used in any other program where they can accomplish the same task. These modules are very handy and only additional programming lines are added to expand their capabilities. For example, suppose you want to write a program to draw… Read More »Brain uses Backup Libraries

New Leaves are Sprouting

After the winter comes the spring and sleeping nature wakes up and comes to life. As the poet, Shelley said in his ode to the West wind, had said it so truthfully “When the winter comes, can the spring be too far”. He must be an optimist and means to reassure his pensive reader saying that the moments of ups and downs are transitory. Thus the interminable cycle of seasons goes on. In India, one can experience varied climates and seasons. Summers to harsh and unbearable, winter too cold in many parts of our country. Even the advent of a… Read More »New Leaves are Sprouting

Control your Anger or else

It is rightly said that anger can take hold of you and bang you against anything. It is like the unbridled ocean whose mighty waves can throw you like a stalk of grass. It can harm you physically or the person who triggered it in you. If it  is confined or caged, it will become restless like a wild animal and if it is fed and nourished, it can become so strong that it will break the cage one day and then will destroy others. When it is exhausted after spending its fury, only then you will come to realise… Read More »Control your Anger or else