A Woman’s Worth

A Whatsapp video was making the rounds.  A young girl walks into an elevator and closely following behind her walks in a man too.  Even before the door could shut, the man swings his right arm and hits the girl on her face.  He grabs the handbag from the stunned girl, repeatedly punches and kicks […]

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The Victory of Light

When BBC Travel asked a group of respondents what it would be like to live in complete darkness.  One respondent who lived north of the Arctic Circle in Norway replied that some people get depressed while others get sleepy.  Another respondent who lived in Sweden answered that the Northern Lights were a source of happiness […]

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Happy Independence Day

The In & Out of Freedom “The Great Freedom Sale!” the unmistakable orange-white-and-green advertisement calls out for your attention.  It is that time of the year, the month of August where discounts are doled out, rates are slashed and prices hit rock bottom.    Exclusive offers beckon the consumer and culminate to August 15th, the Indian […]

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Love Unexpected

My daughter and I went shopping.  As I looked through the clothes that hung precariously on the hangers, a pretty 5 year old girl popped out of nowhere.  With short black hair that sported a fringe and wearing a beautiful dress, she smiled and asked me in a charming voice, “Aunty, did you see my […]

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When in Doubt

“Can you check with the staff seated in the next counter?”, he asked me.  It was early morning and a time when customers slowly begin to trickle into the Bank.  A burly customer walked up to my table, let’s call him Shankar, approached me with a query.  It was a familiar enquiry, one that I […]

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When Walking through the Wilderness

Places are of significance.  William Wordsworth in his poem, ‘Daffodils’  writes of his experiences as he wanders through valleys and hills until he beholds a spectacular array of golden daffodils.  His experience had such a lasting impact on him so much so that whenever he is in a pensive mood, the beauty of those daffodils […]

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Unsung Heroes

They are there. Their stories may never be heard. Their sacrifices may never be applauded. They could be a friend, spouse, parent, sibling or a stranger. They are the unseen heroes.

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