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Insulting the Quran!

While browsing through the books on my bookshelf last night, ‘The Quran’ published by the Salaam Centre, Bangalore landed in my hands. I believe that each book that we buy or read gets a memory shot tagged to it. When we come back to pick those books again in distant future, we invariably travel time.…

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Concept of value based governance and administration for a strong and prosperous India (Thoughts in 2015)

15th August, 1947 – When India achieved its political freedom, it was based on relentless discharge of a value called ‘Social Responsibility’ by each and every profession of our nation. The lawyers, doctors, teachers, scientists, writers irrespective of their functional identity realized their real state of existence – the identity of an Indian citizen. Afterwards,…

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The Disconnect

Imagine a chilly breeze coupled with warmth of of cooking, a soul stirring music with heart wrenching lyrics and a cup of coffee to sip through it 🙂 At times there is an additional blessing of dew drops trickling down my window pane or a mild drizzle or chirps of seagulls on the roof next door. I don’t ask for anything more or may be just one thing more.

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To See Is To Believe?

A circular was read out in the classroom. It had been decided by the school management that students from Std 8th – 10th would be taken on an educational tour to Calcutta. I was in 8th standard then. I was excited enough to convince my parents about the idea. I set my plans straight about…

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No Means No

Every morning sees them wake up to a new kind of challenge. Their challenges are rather different but nonetheless real. I do see myself in these women, when the break down midway through the struggle and later find the courage from within to fight back the atrocities.

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நோ மீன்ஸ் நோ

சமூகம் நிர்ணயித்த கொடுங்கோட்பாடுகளை எல்லாம் தகர்த்தெறியும் தன்னம்பிக்கை நிறைந்த பெண்கள். தங்களுக்கான சரி தவறுகளை தாங்களே தீர்மானிக்க தெரிந்த பெண்கள். எனினும் இவர்கள் மின் காட்டிற்குள் வாழும் விட்டில் பூச்சிகள். நவநாகரீக உலகில் வாழ்ந்தாலும் இவர்கள் வாழ்க்கை ஒன்றும் எளிதானது அல்ல. விடியும் ஒவ்வொரு நாளும் ஒரு புது போராட்டமே. இவர்களின் போராட்டங்கள் வேறு வகையானதாய் இருக்கலாம், ஆனால் நிஜமானவையே. இந்த போராட்டங்களின் நடுவில் உடைந்து பின் உறுதிகொள்ளும் இவர்களில் நான் என்னை காண்கிறேன்.

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NDTV Ban & The Questions You Want Answers To!

Note – This is not an opinion piece. If factsheets bore you, you may stop reading here.  What are Programme And Advertising Codes? They are what the TV channels operating in India have to follow as part of THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS RULES, 1994 . Rule 6 of the guide says –

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Library of Perspectives

Perspective is the river that takes you from indifference to empathy. If you have never seen a sea, and have always been living beside a river, you will perhaps not believe if I told you that I have come from the sea. The only way to know is to trace the river and see its culmination into a sea. Life’s journey is perhaps that tracing of the river that gives us perspective as we grow. Not all of the perspectives we need or seek come at the same time and not a single day goes without gaining a perspective about something. There is a high probability that we might remain blinded to them but speaking from personal experience, you will find it if you remove your blinders.

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ஒரு மழை இரவின் நட்பு

தூறல் இப்போது பெருத்து பெரும் மழையாய் கொட்ட தொடங்கியது. விடிய விடிய விழித்திருக்கும் வீதியில் அன்று மட்டும் அரவம் இல்லை. வழக்கமாய் நடக்கும் நள்ளிரவு நாய்கள் மாநாடு அன்று ஒத்திவைக்கப்பட்டிருந்தது. எனக்கு துணையாய் என் வீட்டிற்கு எதிரில் நின்றிருந்த மரங்களும் ஆங்காங்கே சில மின் கம்பங்கள் மட்டுமே