Articles By: shonar shonar

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

1 Jun 14, 2009 1:51 PM

Recently an article appeared in the New York Times commenting on the “greatest show on earth” – the Indian elections. […]

Sweep the Temple

Sweep the Temple

1 May 14, 2009 1:01 PM

On observing the bird life in cities these days, it will come as no surprise to find crows and more […]

Divine DNA?

Divine DNA?

2 Apr 14, 2009 12:16 PM

Someone recently cited an example of how there was such a disconnect between his generation and that of his children. […]

Three Blind Men

Three Blind Men

0 Feb 14, 2009 11:28 AM

There are three kinds of blindness in the world of men. The first is the one which robs a man […]

The One Constant

The One Constant

0 Feb 14, 2009 10:17 AM

If one takes a moment to reflect, it would seem incredible to review the number of changes that take place […]

Sage Advice

Sage Advice

0 Jan 14, 2009 9:41 AM

In the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata, the wise grandsire Bhishma gives a last lesson in administration and polity to […]

A World of Change

A World of Change

0 Dec 17, 2008 6:27 AM

I have nothing to do with America other than the fact that some of my family resides there. I have […]

Reaching Out for a Blade of Bliss

Reaching Out for a Blade of Bliss

0 Nov 14, 2008 4:44 AM

A friend sent me an sms recently, inquiring about my state of health by literally mentioning all the malfunctioning bits […]

Grateful or Indebted?

Grateful or Indebted?

2 Nov 14, 2008 4:26 AM

On numerous occasions in the course of a single lifetime, one finds oneself grateful — grateful for the support extended […]

Who do We Belong to?

Who do We Belong to?

1 Oct 11, 2008 4:35 PM

Institutions. Organisations. Committees. Councils. Boards. Groups. Gangs. It would come as no surprise if nine out of ten who read […]

The Miracle of Birth

The Miracle of Birth

0 Sep 11, 2008 11:34 AM

Parenthood is such a thrill… for most at least. Apart from the miracle of having created another human, there is […]

Living the Praise

Living the Praise

2 Aug 15, 2008 11:11 AM

How often do we find that praise turns upon itself, wiping itself off the slate in the bargain? Swami Vivekananda […]

India’s Pride

India’s Pride

2 Jun 11, 2008 9:16 AM

In different forms of the media, in a single week, this is what was expressed in various contexts: “India’s Picasso” […]

Young Guns

Young Guns

0 May 11, 2008 7:23 AM

Recently, the ruling government in India inducted some fresh faces into the cabinet of which there were some celebrated more […]

Can or Cant?

Can or Cant?

0 Apr 11, 2008 5:11 AM

No matter how many languages one knows or to what extent one is proficient in each, when you really look […]

Erasing the Black Dot

Erasing the Black Dot

0 Mar 10, 2008 9:48 AM

Human beings are notorious for creating problems for themselves. Sticky tricky situations where there is need for none. Bickering and […]

Leaping into the Future

Leaping into the Future

0 Feb 8, 2008 8:08 AM

What a lovely month…! A leap year for most, an occasion to celebrate for some. Not just those who celebrate […]

Which Way does the Wind Blow?

Which Way does the Wind Blow?

0 Dec 7, 2007 4:53 AM

The year end is always so welcome for it brings on a wave of fresh possibilities, dreams, aspirations, all lurking […]

A New Religion?

A New Religion?

1 Nov 7, 2007 4:23 AM

We all have our own ways of understanding things, events, words. What is meant by what is said or done […]

Chasing God

Chasing God

1 Oct 6, 2007 3:46 PM

Many of us are prone to working better when under pressure – the self imposed or external deadlines induce a […]

September 11 – Past, Present, Future

September 11 – Past, Present, Future

1 Sep 11, 2007 1:16 PM

September 11, 2001. It’s a date almost all who are exposed to some form of media or the other will […]

Giving Birth

Giving Birth

0 Aug 6, 2007 10:35 AM

It is held by many that one of the most difficult tasks in life is to have a baby. The […]

What’s Life all About?

What’s Life all About?

2 Jul 6, 2007 9:05 AM

One of the most frequent questions we often ask ourselves and others is, “what really is this life all about?” […]

Breaking Chains

Breaking Chains

2 Jun 6, 2007 6:15 AM

Wisdom says that Man is an aggregate of habits. Good ones, nasty ones. Those that prove beneficial in maintaining discipline. […]

Righting the Wrongs

Righting the Wrongs

2 May 5, 2007 9:18 AM

A well known Indian composer recently released a song as a contribution towards eradicating poverty by 2015. A reality show […]

No Chance Encounters

No Chance Encounters

5 Apr 4, 2007 8:52 AM

Has it ever struck you that in a world full of millions of people, why is it that only some […]

The Mirror of our Soul

The Mirror of our Soul

1 Mar 4, 2007 7:40 AM

Socrates said, “Speak that I may see you”. Whatever did he mean by that? Can our words indicate who we […]

Beauty in Simplicity

Beauty in Simplicity

0 Feb 4, 2007 6:40 AM

There is such wisdom and beauty in things, thoughts, themes that deal with the Divine. So charming are they that […]

Be Gone, Ego

Be Gone, Ego

1 Jan 1, 2007 5:48 AM

What is it about a New Year? How is it that a sudden switch of a number, a date, a […]

Difficult is Good

Difficult is Good

0 Dec 17, 2006 1:24 PM

A casual statement overheard recently stated that ‘Life is so difficult when you begin to walk on the Path. It […]