Sir.C.V.Raman, whose birth anniversary is being celebrated today, was not just a scientist, but a keen lover of music, arts, nature and more. He was as good a student as he was a teacher and his students doted on him. A peep into the man behind the scientist…
Life is not all about rosy things, though we would like to protect our children from suffering and depressing stuff. Letting them see the world in all its goodness and ugliness through a well written book is perhaps the best way to sensitise them.
Gifting has now become a crazy game of catch-me-if-you-can, where the sentiment behind the gift is lost in the competition to show off. Weren’t gifts supposed to be something to be selected lovingly, given with a lot of love and cherished?
Standing up against injustice is not part of our psyches, at least not when it doesn’t concern us directly. Some truths are uncomfortable: We undertake online causes and join candle vigils, but when it comes to the crunch, we baulk at sticking our necks out for the victim. We make a volte face in our indictment when the criminal is our son or friend, or someone who can benefit us in some way. Isn’t it precisely this attitude that makes the molesters bold and brazen?