ADULATION IS ‘POSITIVE’, BUT WHAT, IF IT IS FLATTERY AND SYCOPHANCY?

Who doesn’t love Adulation, Praise at work, Physical Admiration, and Exaltation while performing on stage? WE ALL DO. But is the glitz of that pseudo-pedestal steady and heart-warming when you realize that it is Flattery and Sycophancy? Some may thrive on that, but it seems like a cooked-up and farce admiration somewhere in the psyche. …

MEDIOCRITY BROODS – TALENT BLOOMS. SIX ways to fight Mediocrity.

When I talk of Mediocrity, it’s certainly not about middle-class living or an endeavor to survive and earn bread. Talent, for that matter, is not about stashing millions of green bills or procuring expensive commodities. Mediocrity swamps a person when his thoughts turn mediocre and he starts thinking small and insignificant, defying the urge to …

‘DEEKSHA’ (Initiation) VS. ‘SHIKSHA’ (Teaching).WHERE ARE THE GURUS? 

  Pull out any Literature or Epic of any religion or cult, you will find mentions of Gurus, Disciples, and Ashrams. Time has snatched the spirit of selfless education and now we witness Tutors, Students, Tuition, Coaching, and Tutorials. Is education progressing or are we missing the essence and soul of teaching? The present education …

“CHASTITY” – HOW TRUTHFUL? – HOW FEASIBLE? — HOW PIOUS?

Is CHASTITY only to practice Abstinence and take a vow of Celibacy? Is it the self-proclaimed preaching of purity, innocence, and modesty? Is chastity merely the forte of Yellow Saffron Sadhus, Church Persona, Monks, and Maulvis? Is chastity a strength or is it just a forced ritual to reveal a clean social image? CHASTITY, to …

GIVING A SECOND CHANCE – Does life give us? Should we give to people? 

  The human tendency is to keep trying. That is what the teaching is – ‘keep trying, and you will surely succeed one day. Of course, practice makes a man perfect, but does that mean that we keep ourselves from availing chances? A friend of mine cracked the much-hyped Indian Administrative Exam on the first …

A ‘PICTURE-PERFECT’ LIFE — DO WE HAVE IT? OR, WE CREATE IT?

  I wonder if there is something in this world that completely lacks any defects or flaws—to say Picture-Perfect. Any person, place, situation, relationship, Flora and Fauna, for that matter, even God Himself – Are They Picture-Perfect? Is Love picture-perfect? Why do we expect a relationship to be picture-perfect?  Don’t we all look for picture-perfect …

EMOTIONAL SADISM – Do we exercise it in relationships? 

    To be in a meaningful relationship is the most beautiful thing. What if the relationship suffers from sadism and mental torture? Is it justified to carry on with such an alliance? ****** The Oxford meaning of SADISM is – ‘Getting pleasure, especially sexual pleasure, from hurting other people.’ A sociopath enjoys inflicting pain …

AT THE MERCY OF SOMEONE – TO BE CALLED ‘YOUNG’ OR ‘OLD’.

Are we AT THE MERCY OF SOMEONE – TO BE CALLED ‘YOUNG’ OR ‘OLD’? If someone refers me to be an old duck, well — ‘Buddha Tera Baap’! For heaven’s sake please, let ‘ME’ decide if I am ‘OLD’ because I am still basking in the sunny beaches of YOUTH and vigour. Who gives the …