The world is not going to forget this year of human retribution. So much for ushering in a New Year and bidding adieu to the old, it’s actually Good riddance 2020; everyone is kind of waiting to exhale a sigh of relief into 2021! However, my 2020 has not been any different than yours, just […]Read More Here goes 2020
If wishes were horses,beggars would ride.If turnips were watches,I’d wear one by my side.If “if’s” and “and’s” were pots and pans,There’d be no work for tinkers’ hands! The opening words of this ancient nursery rhyme have found an idiomatic presence in the English Language. Like a quick refrain to all ideas lofty and unattainable…You can […]Read More If wishes were horses!
Its almost second nature with us, with we the believers- to mumble a prayer, a quick wish or a thank you while crossing God’s earthly residences. In India, Gods of every faith reside in almost all localities and it doesn’t hurt to make an appeal at any of their facades… Its our God after all. […]Read More Wishes on the go…
It seems Covid 19 has entered our system and we are doing fine with it. Politicians are contesting elections, factories are manufacturing and we are consuming! Doomsday fears have once again receded to the background. India has just managed to recover part of its fiscal deficit and US has the top two leaders of its […]Read More Happy Diwali!
A small storm recently brewed in the small teacup called the progressive conscience of India, over a certain brand of beauty and fairness cream… Someone filed a PIL, someone was penalised and some ads were retracted… And, things are back to normal with the soaps, lotions and potions up again with their tall claims to […]Read More Beauty needs no skin tone
The current crisis faced by my beloved country is of moral turpitude, if we look outwards, as we usually do; expostulating from our living room sofas at the deterioration outside. No, it’s not the Hathras killing that provokes me to post this.Its also not the Sushant Singh Rajput death conspiracy or the reports of drugs […]Read More Moral fabric and us
Lovely phrase, and so obvious in meaning. The first time it was used on me, I nearly strutted around the haloed campus, with a sparkle in my eyes… The professor had taken my side in a discussion by proclaiming “let me be the devil’s advocate”😎 Who devil- me? Who advocate- him? We two won the […]Read More Devil’s advocate
Yes, I had to say this right now, right away! To all those who read my blogs regularly, and to all those who chance upon the posts and read them. Some of you do a whopping reading session with ticking all the posts at one go! Yes, I do get a feed daily of the […]Read More P.S Thank you
I am in that stage of life when all that could be …, has been absorbed, all good implemented and all junk trashed… But what I still have in surplus is advice… Afterall I have been an avid collector of all sorts of “na-see-hut” (Urdu for advice), salaah ( Hindi for advice) and of course, […]Read More Ask me
Which one are you? A typical example( two individuals asked the same question) Person 1“A- Are you coming to the party?B- I was thinking what to wear… and it is raining, the food will be great, but it will get late , who else is coming, I hated their party last time… A- Oh, ok so […]Read More Are You A champion Of Vagueness Or A victim Of Clarity?