Grief can do a lot of things to people, most of them negative — including hatred and violence. But grief is at its positive best when a family shattered by the death of a loved one in a traumatic road accident comes forward to donate the organs, because even in death, there is hope for other lives to be saved.
Lucky are those who can happily shop in a mega store or mall, finding all they want under one roof. I have to shop at two or three different places as some of the items are only available at certain stores.
‘Why do you need to breathe, when I am breathing for you?’ he asks me simply. And then I let go and stop struggling to breathe. For the record, I didn’t die.
The festival of Karthigai is as important as, or rather even more important than Diwali for Tamilians. It is the original festival of lights when every house and temple is aglow with the light of hundreds of lamps.
The Sunday Book Club is so informal and the discussions are such fun that to my greatest delight, even I tweet like mad, getting replies and retweets too!
Even as times change, there are some things that remain constant, such as the enchantment of the diya burning bright on Diwali, discovers my guest blogger Arti.
Folk arts and crafts are slowly vanishing from villages and finding their way into TV studios, swank auditoriums and posh living rooms, in their designer avatars. Should we be thankful that they are surviving, at least this way?
Indiblogger meets have been getting faster and too tech-savvy for me. Twitter and FB rule! And everything is quick, quick and quicker please. The old bones do protest, even if the spirit says, ‘Run, fast!’
There are many jobs and professions in our country that can be practised without a formal degree, licence or even basic education. What is more, they pay well. Is that why education and literacy are not considered important enough?
An ex-Navy man and blogger, Rahul Bhatia writes on issues that touch us, be it women’s safety or terrorism — in a gentle but forceful manner. He uses both verse and prose to get his point across to the readers. I enjoy his posts for their simplicity and because they often find an echo in […]