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. …

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

Busiest people!

It seems politicians are the busiest people in certain countries and there is no dearth of issues that can keep them active and noisy. Ruling parties can set in motion several “welfare” measures that will have to undergo objections or unsatisfactory response from opposition parties. One of the issues that could trigger protests from opposition …

Elections, Facts and Fiction, News: My opinions, Politics in India

Victory at any cost!

There are innumerable political parties in India, mostly resulting from internal problems. When a popular party is keen on winning at any cost, it is ready to have a tie up with smaller to the main party. The demands of the smaller parties are invariably a couple of ministerial posts. In the good old days, …

Issues in India, News: My opinions, People, Philosophy, Politics in India, Strikes and Protests

United, we stand…

Power corrupts; Absolute power corrupts absolutely. There are certain political parties or some top leaders who are bent upon introducing new policies to bring about some major economic or political changes, hoping that they are taking the country to great heights. Prima facie, it may appear that he is on a new path and under …