This is a complex world. Multicoloured. To present it only in the shades of black and white is wrong. If you do, you are bound to miss many different shades. And it would be a great loss. Indeed.
Communication is very important for fostering peace and resolving conflicts. Just talking things over, not necessarily on the points of conflict or difference, prepares an amicable environment conducive for further friendly relations. The diffusion of air from both sides brings about mixing and a uniformity of thought. Contrary to general perception, it does not rob us of our views, thoughts, culture; instead it makes us more tolerant towards the view of the other side. Continue reading
A short article by Nimesh Ved appeared in The Hindu. With focus on environment protection, conservation, and waste management, it makes a note of the various practices followed by conservation agencies and individuals, at conferences and outside of them, that are contrary to any type of conservation effort.Continue reading
When a child is born, the biggest challenge the parents face is to select a beautiful name for the baby. They want it to sound good, must not be prone to be shortened or used for bullying/teasing, and must be unique. Perhaps my parents also explored many names and finally settled for the one that I presently use to identify myself. Continue reading
This happened when I was studying for the B.Sc. One day I was returning from the railway station. On the way I found a bank cheque, which some passer-by had dropped. I looked around — there were very few people on the street and nobody nearby. Not knowing what to do, I decided to go to the nearest bank branch. Maybe they could locate the owner of the cheque or maybe they could do something proper. They were definitely in the best position to decide. So I walked and stepped in the bank which was only a few steps ahead. It was 10:00 am, the bank had just opened and the activities for the day had supposedly not yet started. A small group of people were having an agitated conversation. I looked around and approached the only free gentleman there.
— Sir, where can I find the manager?
— Why? What do you want the manager for?
— Sir, I found this on the road, I do not know who does it belong to.
The gentleman had a look at the cheque, smiled, and walked towards the group of people who were still deeply absorbed in their animated discussion.
— Hello Sir there! Here it is. Your cheque.
— Oh Wow! Thank God it is found. What a relief! Thank you so much, thank you.
— Arey no Sir, you should in fact thank this young boy who found it and brought it to us.