Articles By: shonar shonar

Looking the other Way

Looking the other Way

How often do you catch yourself saying something like this: “Oh… so and so is to blame – he gave […]

Blame Game

Blame Game

The Indians didn’t fare well in the Olympics. So we blamed the Federations. A tragic accident took place in a […]

Ambassadors of…

Ambassadors of…

A school principal once said to her teenage students as they were leaving for their annual school trip – “Always […]

A Passion gone Wrong?

A Passion gone Wrong?

Film: The Passion of the Christ; Director: Mel Gibson. The film reveals the last day lived by Christ, complete with […]

A Lesson in Love

A Lesson in Love

“The tragedies of the heart and the body are the weeping of children over their little griefs and their broken […]

Past Future

Past Future

When a news anchor of a popular channel said, “I am the sufferer”, what she had in mind was the […]

Learning from Hollywood

Learning from Hollywood

I saw a film some time ago which left a lasting impression on me, which in itself is something quite […]

A Wake Up Call

A Wake Up Call

“When Politics becomes lifeless, the triple Veda sinks, all the dharmas (i.e., the bases of civilization) (howsoever) developed, completely decay. […]

Right Here, Right Now…

Right Here, Right Now…

The present is the most important moment. Why? Because that’s when we are taking decisions directly responsible for our future. […]

Turning Points

Turning Points

Every year I try and make an effort to become part of the International Film Festival which takes place in […]

My Life is Yours

My Life is Yours

    Independence day came and went. Yet another one…and as always, we underwent the predictable ‘rituals’ that come along with […]

Not Just Another Day

Not Just Another Day

August 15th, 1947 – India achieved her Independence. And so this becomes our I-Day special. But what makes it even […]

God Bless You, God

God Bless You, God

God bless you, God? Odd isn’t it? I thought so too but it came to me so spontaneously. As if […]

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

Film: Lord of the Rings; Director: Peter Jackson It’s astounding how children’s stories, fables, tales, rhymes, poems, ditties et al […]

Indian Art

Indian Art

“The theory of ancient Indian art at its greatest – and the greatest gives its character to the rest and […]

The Tale of the Unknown Island

The Tale of the Unknown Island

Book: The Tale of the Unknown Island; Author: Jose Saramago Now one can understand the thoughtful look on the cleaning […]

Summer Magic

Summer Magic

It’s the month of June and summer has us in its tight grasp, making us think of far-away places, where […]

From One Generation to Another

From One Generation to Another

I have finally found a situation where being selfish has paid off. Astounding, isn’t it? I thought so too and […]

Mister God, This is Anna

Mister God, This is Anna

Book: Mister God, This is Anna; Author: Fynn “The difference from a person and an angel is easy. Most of […]

Revamping Headlines

Revamping Headlines

Kalpana Chawla is a name we are all familiar with today. And yet, in January of 2003, a couple of […]

Born…Once Again!

Born…Once Again!

Experiences. The most potent, vibrant and real paths to progress. And yet so deceptively shrouded under layers of unassuming, unpretentious, […]