Simplicity Is The Ultimate Sophistication

“Our life, exempt from public haunt,Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,Sermons in stones, and good in everything.” Duke Ferdinand from As You Like it, a Shakespearean play, tells his associates that he prefers forest dwelling to the “painted pomp” of courtly existence. He reminds them that their existence in Ardenne is free…

Feel The Fear

Fear is one of the most basic human emotions. It is programmed into the nervous system and works like an instinct. From the time we’re infants, we are blessed with the survival instincts necessary to respond with fear when we sense danger or feel unsafe. Fear helps protect us. It makes us alert to danger…

Games Of The Mind

I’d like to begin with by lines from King Lear, Pray do not mock me I am a very foolish old man, and I fear I’m not in my perfect mind. The king-rendered homeless by his treacherous daughters-utters these lines as he steps out into the pouring rain with a crown of wild flowers upon…

A Diplomatic Brutal Honesty

We all grow up believing that ‘honesty is the best policy,’ but adulthood sometimes, may shake the very foundation of this belief. Even so, some situations need you to be completely honest while you need to go a little soft on your words in some others. In certain situations, you may find yourself at crossroads….

Heroes? Villians? Nah! Anti-heroes? Yes!

These days we love characters in all of their shades-of-grey glory, with everything from books, to Tv shows and even movies showing a tendency towards darker and more dubious heroes and heroines. Anti-heroes have been around for a long time – you only have to look at Shakespeare’s Macbeth, to some extent Julius Ceaser and…

Calories, Calories and Calories!

At some point in everyones’ life, we are going to stare into a mirror and dislike what we see. For some it may be their hair, others their nose or eyes or even lips, but for many of us, it is the thing on which our head rests on- our body. Some learn to make…

My Life, My Rules! Sounds Cool?

Life is a slave to two Cs: Choice and Change, isn’t it? If you ponder over,we live in pretty comfortable times, right? No other time in history have we had the sheer number of choices available to us every day. Think about it for a second, just walk down the aisle of your local supermarket…

Men are from Mars, Women are fromVenus

Discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, sex, age, religion, anything you can think of, is quite prevalent in our society. If you are applying for a job, you could be rejected by statements like ‘You are too old for the job’; ‘you are too young for the job’; ‘we don’t take black people for…

I Already Know What’s In Your Tea

Have you heard any gossip lately? Do you know the latest rumor?  Nah Come on, don’t lie.  As humans we partake in it in some form, despite the age old adage, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Whether it is a workplace or college or school chatter, the sharing…

Our Beloved “Grades”

Around this time, a lot of people are posting unapologetically, about grades and especially, about the Board results, saying “Grades don’t matter”. They are basically sugar coating their words in an attempt to say things, that youngsters want to hear. Although, I do agree with the fact that grades alone are not enough for a…