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Presenting the most powerful workshop ever!

Presenting the most powerful workshop ever!

Imagine yourself in a workshop, where the greatest thinkers of all time are your teachers. Imagine Buddha, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Sigmund Freud, Mark Twain, George Bernard Shaw, Bertrand Russell, Ralph Waldo Emerson and many more luminaries gently guiding you into transforming your life in the way you always wanted. What a thought! …

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Another struggle for independence

Another struggle for independence

It’s hard to accept but our blood sucking politicians are a reflection of our collective attitude and mindset. We ought to stop accepting abuse of power and anarchy. A second “struggle” for freedom is needed—one that frees us from our own apathy, cowardice and passivity. Only when we’re freed this way can we ever become …

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Politicians

Politicians

A filthy, appalling breed that is sucking our nation dry by their abysmal greed while the rest of us cry As long as they succeed Mumbai will never be Shanghai I think it’s only when they die will we heave a collective sigh

Politicians and horror flicks

Politicians and horror flicks

Millions of ordinary citizens are sending SMSes to TV news channels expressing their shock, anger and other emotions at the recent terror attacks on Mumbai. Many of these SMSes are being telecast on tickers scrolling at the bottom of the screen. One citizen’s SMS expressed helplessness asking: “When will our politicians wake up?” I would …

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Mumbai attacks: the lethal combination of business, politics and religion

Mumbai attacks: the lethal combination of business, politics and religion

Rage, shock, disbelief, and hopelessness are some of the many emotions that we in Mumbai are experiencing right now. But we are also feeling helpless. What should we do in such a situation? Is there even a modicum of hope that we will emerge out of our vulnerability to face any crisis in the future? …

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No difference between politicians and terrorists

No difference between politicians and terrorists

Most politicians are no better than the terrorists. The only difference between terrorists and politicians is that while terrorists are victims of a kind, politicians are in fact the victimisers. Spare a moment to think about the modus operandi of terrorists: their primary means of achieving their goals is to identify the vulnerability of the …

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Mumbai terrorised but NOT immobilised

Mumbai terrorised but NOT immobilised

The media, especially TV channels, must stop glamourising terrorism. I appeal to TV channels to stop spreading terror and report only facts, sans exaggeration. Mumbai has not been attacked. Only a few locations in South Mumbai has been attacked. I feel a sense of tremendous anguish at the thought that the masterminds behind the attack …

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Welcome to Sajjanpur is engaging

Welcome to Sajjanpur is engaging

I saw “Welcome to Sajjanpur” yesterday. I thought it was nice. Easy on the mind. The songs were totally unnecessary, otherwise it was pretty engaging. Shreyas Talpade is brilliant in his portrayal of an educated rural young man who dreams of becoming a fiction writer someday. The character is basically a noble creature at heart, …

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Freedom from second-hand smoke

Freedom from second-hand smoke

India is far behind in the list of countries that have banned smoking in public places. But then, it is better to be late than never, especially when it concerns the health of millions. I support the ban comprehensively. It is about time we took the dangers of passive smoking seriously. For those who believe …

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