Month: August 2012

  • Forces

    “What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?” A young priest fresh out of seminary once asked me, when he learned that I was a fan of philosophy and other arcane things. I remember the delight on his face, watching me struggle to come up with an answer. He did not give me…

  • Non-Negotiable

    All of us have non-negotiables. 11 years ago, fresh out of home, when I went to college, my religious beliefs were non-negotiable. “There is one God eternally existent in three persons, the Bible is His word and The Brethren ( my church) understand it best” In a year, the last part eroded away. Then the…

  • The glorious battle

    Remember that part in the new karate kid movie when Jackie Chan makes Will Smith’s son put on and take off his jacket again and again and again and in the end ┬áit all makes sense because he was teaching him the greater lessons about kung fu? And how in the end he uses this…

  • Lazy

    Every time you do, you become better. When you do the dishes tonight even though are bone tired, your tomorrow begins better. When, after having wasted the whole day preparing to write your assignment, you force yourself to write one paragraph even though you just want to sleep in shame; the assignment has one less…

  • Hierarchies

    There is a hierarchy of needs. A hierarchy might not imply one is more important than the other, but it often implies one is more urgent than the other.Roti, kapda, makaan, (survival) always gets more attention than freedom and equality. For a society to reach a place where a “higher” goal becomes important, the “lower”…

  • Whole wheat pancakes: quick meals for the time-deficient

    It’s not a super quick meal, because what we often forget is that while something might be quick to make, eating too fast to enjoy it is counterproductive. Want a fast meal like that? grab a samosa or something. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Eating time: 30 minutes minimum Ingredients Whole wheat…

  • Stories

    I once met a very old man who said he knew every story that Aesop put in his fables, “it’s just that he wrote all of them down, that’s all”. This is the main difference between a blog and a bestseller. Write it (all) down.