“Why is there a holiday tomorrow?” “Because tomorrow is the Republic Day of India.”, answered Mr. Sharma, without even looking up from the paper that he was reading. “Republic Day? What does it mean?” Mr. Sharma looked at his son and blinked a couple of times, words failed him. Seconds ticked by, and, finally, his..
Mythology has always set context to culture, especially in the case of a country like India, which has been one of the greatest mythological, spiritual and religious canvases for a vibrant culture. Ramayana and Mahabharata are the two epics which have so mingled with the collective conscience of our people that, to this day, the..
“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” Mahatma Gandhi On Mahatma Gandhi’s 146th birth anniversary, his ideas and vision on education still find relevance in educational status quo. He believed in imparting education through crafts, which Narendra Modi, in his speech at United Nations, also..
Six year old Johnny was having a huge argument with his father. He could not believe how his father could be so ignorant. He took a deep breath and tried to explain things to his father, once more. Johnny – “Dad it’s true! I have super powers.” Dad – “Really? What kind?” Johnny – “I..
Today, as we bid adieu to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, we realise that there is an ever-elusive, mysterious element, that transforms “a hero” into “my hero” – they don’t just “inspire”, they “connect”. With a country as rich on producing heroes, as India has been, it is not easy being “a hero”, never mind “my..
Knowledge is a destination, but Learning is a journey, often inescapable. Knowledge seekers are always in search of such (learning) paths. Traditionally, these “paths” were defined and paved with the sole perspective of hurtling towards the “destination”, at maximum speed, with the intention of being the “first-to-arrive”. The “approach”, however, has changed, over the years…
Ajay was miffed. He had “clearly” told Rahul that he wanted to go to the movies, this weekend. It was Saturday, today, and there was no word from Rahul. He wrote a stinker of a message, and sent it to Rahul. The reply came as a surprise – “What is wrong with you? Nothing was..