Humor, In real life, Issues in India, Politics in India

Don’t try to enter through the back door!

In a democratic country, most of the precious hours are wasted on all sorts of protests which may, invariably, lead to closure of shops, big and small, and the unavoidable police intervention and its after effects. The opposition parties would make it appear that the government is responsible for heavy rains or prolonged summer which …

Crazy people, Issues in India, News: My opinions, People

To be, or not to be?

There are innumerable languages in this wide world. Some are totally local and most of the rest are official languages confined to independent nations. As far as countries like India are concerned, a couple of its widely used languages are given the status of national languages along with English. Though the country is divided into …

Kids, Politics in India, Religion, Science and Technology, Youth

Worshipping the books!

It is festivals, festivals all the way as far as India is concerned, though politics makes its presence felt every now and then. But, the people, by large, look forward to such festivals which are, invariably, celebrated in temples. Of all such festivals, the one which enlightens the people, especially the children, is the 9 …

Facts and Fiction, Kids, Mood, Parents, People, Short Stories, Travel

A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

The other day while I was going through the “introduction” to Rudyard Kipling’s “The Phantom Rickshaw”, I recalled several personal experiences but, the one that ‘knocks’ me off an on is our visit to a beautiful village surrounded by a river which was called ‘Bharatha Puzha’ in those days. It was our first visit when …

Education, Grand Parents, Kids, Vancouver

University Highlands Elementary

Overnight, my impression about a local elementary school underwent a sea change. Of course the building and the surroundings of the school are impressive but one soon realized that the quality of the school went beyond ABCD or the usual studies. Just one function after lunch on a particular day was so thrilling that the …

Books, Humor, Issues in India, Kids, P U Krishnan, People, Philosophy, Poems, Short Stories

Heaps of children’s books!

The standard of education at higher levels may vary, depending upon preferences of universities and colleges. As far as Indian universities or the preferences of senior students are concerned, job-oriented course have an upper hand (Doctors, Engineers or Business). It may be a cakewalk for the smart ones! But, when it comes to LKG or …

Education, Issues in India, Kids, Politics in India, Youth

If there is a will, there is a way

As far as Indian students in certain states are concerned, they are facing some problems, no necessarily financial. When they have to compete with extremely brilliant students, it is not the financial status that push them down but the capacity of the extremely brilliant ones to face any challenge that can arise from the subject …

International issues, News: My opinions, People, Philosophy, Politics in India

Beware of war mongers

It is difficult to overcome certain habits. As long as such habits are harmless, we can say rely on those age-old proverbs like, “Habits die hard” or the new ones like, “Victory has become our habit these days” by Veerat Kohli! When we talk about habits, we cannot ignore certain violent habits which have become …

Issues in India, People, Philosophy, Television, Youth

Thought provoking, though funny!

“The ambition of almost all senior students and the desire of their parents as well, is to become District Collectors. But, if all students succeed, there won’t be any candidate for Peons’ Posts!” The audience and other participants burst into laughter. Almost every TV channel has set apart programs dedicated to viewers on every Sunday. …