“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..
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi The importance of animals is depicted throughout history and modern society through rich displays of human and animal interactions in engravings, sculptures, paintings, and drawings. So much so that almost all countries..
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..
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein Ashi, Aman, Raj, and Kim were four friends, waiting for their Class 11 results. All of them were confident that they would pass the..
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..