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Mar.26.2014
Life is full of memories, full of past incidents coming up like foams or bubbles from the sea of life and melting in the mind’s air. These remembrances, a tiny part of our consciousness, may be what keeps our life’s continuity. This happens in some rare moments when I think of the past or they come...
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Jan.17.2014
The Ancient Face China like India is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. Monk philosophers like Lao Tse and Confucius were the famous ancients who had their followers as the ancient sages of India had. Religion and spiritualism were the guiding principles of their life. Chinese are the...
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Oct.25.2013
        Innumerable deaths happened of known and unknown persons in my life time. I witnessed many cremations of bodies as per our age old beliefs and customs. Burning the bodies replacing the living created long lasting grief. It created a hiatus in our life, a gulf...
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Mar.24.2013
  Behind the creation of a poem or thought provoking essay or epoch making fiction a subjective mind is in action involving the senses, feelings, ideas, intellect and above all, the heart of the creator. In a market place one may write a report or a feature but any classic or sublime creation...
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Oct.14.2012
  Thirst for learning a foreign language is akin to looking for men and women in countries and linguistic communities other than one’s own, seeking to smell a different fragrance, wishing to receive new contacts. It happens in human societies with a curious feeling to know the other human...
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Aug.14.2012
  Life is full of memoirs, full of incidents, coming up like foams or bubbles and melting almost every moment comprising minutes, hours and days; we tend to forget eventually. But some such incidents are not that short lived, evaporating instantly like bubbles, at least in the life of an...
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Jun.10.2012
Silviu Craciunas’s only book, “the Lost Footsteps” is a record of his experiences in Rumania as a nationalist leader fighting against the Soviet occupation of his State, in his own way. It is not a novel but more than a novel. It is an autobiography but not in the conventional way. It speaks of the...
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Mar.25.2012
  Love and Sex in Literature         Sringara Rasa, the sexual impulse, as in Indian aesthetic theory, propounded by the ancient dramatic theorist, Bharat Muni and others, is the primary  motivating force of ordinary life. Very few can escape this strong inherent force...
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Jan.27.2012
Walking with the Time The path of time has not been defined. Scientists cannot catch it entirely. And our philosophers have identified time as eternity. Looking at time from a different perspective we find that we are not out of it but in it. Time walks with us catching one of our fingers. A yogi...
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Dec.16.2011
  Holidaying is taking leave, dissociating oneself from the usual routine work and associating with some other people for some time, cutting off all links from the habitual practices but usually it is not idling at home. One goes out on a tour or for an adventure to the countryside, to a...
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Oct.22.2011
I remember part of that famous story though I cannot recollect of which it is a part or where exactly I read it, that on a full moon night in a particular month of the year that scene would be repeated: The train running in full speed under the illumined railway tracks at a particular hour, exactly...
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Sep.08.2011
  Rome was not built in a day but day by day. It was devastated many times, rebuilt again. In spite of all vicissitudes, pre-Christian ancient Rome still exists before us. You can touch its concrete body. By its side exists the Head Quarter of the Christian world, the Vatican City and the most...
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Aug.19.2011
The image of it still floats in my dream-sleep world, it recurs now and again as I ruminate over my childhood and youth, when some old associate happens to meet me or just as I recollect that house and household of my birth (though I was born in a maternity home in another locality of the city and...
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May.20.2011
            There may be a great management guru; a leader in some craft or trade, a great poet, writer, musician or painter who had and have followers even after his or her death but that is limited to their trade or art. There were great kings like Alexander, Ashoka or the Roman Emperor but...
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Mar.03.2011
Before going to Antwerp, Belgium and France with a common visa, I obtained a British visa for I could not restrain my thirst for visiting England while visiting some other parts of Europe, mainly because of our (my father and forefathers) long standing relationship with the English, not only as the...
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