Monthly Archives: August 2016

चरित्र का प्रतिबिम्ब

मैं आजकल बहुत संभल-संभल कर बोलता और लिखता हूँ, डर रहता है कि कहीं किसी को मेरी बात चुभ न जाए । वैसे भी कन्या राशि वालों की यही तो दुर्बलता है कि वे आलोचना बहुत करते हैं, वह भी चुभने वाली । लेकिन साथ ही मैं आपको आश्वासन देता हूँ कि यदि आप हम लोगों की आलोचना को व्यक्तिगत रूप से न लेकर सर्जनात्मक और रचनात्मक रूप से लें तो आप पाएँगे कि वे सभी टिप्पणियाँ वस्तुतः सत्य हैं और आपके हित ही में हैं । चापलूसी तो हम लोग करते नहीं, किंतु प्रेम और मैत्री उनके वास्तविक स्वरूप में ही करते हैं । एक रहस्य की बात कहूँ तो यदि आप कभी हमारी व्यक्तिगत डायरी पढें तो पाएँगे कि जितनी आलोचना हम दूसरों के विचारों और व्यवहार की करते हैं, उससे कई गुना अधिक अपनी स्वयं की करते हैं । यदि आप बाहर के इस आग के दायरे को पार कर सके, तो पाएँगे कि वास्तव में हम अत्यधिक नम्र और कोमल हृदय हैं ।

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Irom Sharmila and Human Nature

It was deeply upsetting to read this news. Irom Sharmila had been pursuing fast for the last 16 years, for a better society for her fellow people. Here I do not debate or argue the rationales or merits of her objectives and approach; however, it suffices to say that she did identify with the problems of her people. She is an icon, and called an iron lady. After 16 long years, she gives up her fast and is released by court. She had vowed not to meet her mother unless she attains her objective, and now has nowhere to go. Her own people, whose cause she had been pursuing all these years, refused to take her in, and simply turned her away. In their opinion, she had let them down by giving up her indefinite fast. Continue reading

Head Held Low

6b6ea-tangytuesdaySo often it happens that we follow certain habits, mostly mechanically, but become aware of it only when someone else mentions it to us. And then it becomes a problem. The same thing happens while observing others’ habits. People might be doing certain things over and over again before our eyes, yet we don’t notice. However, as soon as some third person brings it to our notice, we too start noticing and then the sight becomes annoying. I know several people who end every sentence with an emphatic (and rude) ‘right?’, people biting their nails whenever they start thinking, and playing tabla when they are approaching the solution of their problem and so on. Some others tap their shoes on floor, while others rotate their chairs. Then again few people open a door with a hand but close it with a foot, few others do it the other way round.
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Don’t Tell Anybody

dd7e1-5099505264_edd47884b5_nLife brings a number of experiences, most of which remain in the conscious or subconscious memory. Whenever you have a new experience, you cannot help relating it to several other thoughts or experiences you have lived. On the surface these experiences are not at all similar, yet it is wonderful to see how one thought leads to another thought; how one experience reminds us of another one. Continue reading