Posts Tagged with: "learning"

Stating the Obvious

Stating the Obvious

I spot Subu outside the ‘living museum’ struggling to put his shoes on, quite alone as usual. I run to […]

Babies take Giant Steps

Babies take Giant Steps

I am standing next to the bamboo groove at the edge of the small round pond at the entrance, watching […]

Useless Words

Useless Words

Once upon a time an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young […]

Breathing it in…

Breathing it in…

When you think of wisdom and those who are wise, is there a stereotype – wise old man (or woman) […]

A Ph.D. in Polo

A Ph.D. in Polo

Polo and Me When I tell people, “I wouldn’t have a Ph.D. if I didn’t play polo,” they either tilt […]

Who’s Teaching Whom?

Who’s Teaching Whom?

I washed my cumbersome long hair in the morning. Since, it’s still wet, I walk into the school with my […]

A Single Vibration

A Single Vibration

Everything has a vibration. We have all been told that or have read that. And most of us would have […]

Understanding Love

Understanding Love

Love is so misunderstood. Be it with friends or family or companions, it still remains fraught with ambiguity and tension. […]

Why do Grown-ups Ask Strange Questions?

Why do Grown-ups Ask Strange Questions?

I ask a serious-looking Khyati, an 8 year old of Orange Group who’s been hit by a ball in the […]

Dropping more than Drawers

Dropping more than Drawers

Love drops from Above Soaking the body’s cloak and diffuses into the invisible …leaving no stains The children are washing […]

Mending Fences

Mending Fences

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and […]

Hope for Flowers

Hope for Flowers

Book: Hope for Flowers; Author: Trina Paulus I have often felt that children’s stories or rather stories for children are […]

Hunger for Books

Hunger for Books

In 2007, celebrated writer Doris Lessing, aged 88, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Presented below is her acceptance […]

Drinking from the Founts of Knowledge

Drinking from the Founts of Knowledge

There are periods in the lives of the collectivity just as much as in the life of an individual, when […]

Go, Kiss the World

Go, Kiss the World

I was the last child of a small-time government servant, in a family of five brothers. My earliest memory of […]

What does Society Expect of Us?

What does Society Expect of Us?

That’s a question that will take most of us a lifetime to answer! Are we socially more acceptable if we […]

The Miracles around Us

The Miracles around Us

Many of us go through roller coaster rides not just in our life in the long run but almost on […]

A Pilgrimage with Words

A Pilgrimage with Words

The other day, there was a Sufi proverb quoted in a journal: “There are two rules on the spiritual path: […]

Friend turned Foe

Friend turned Foe

Water. Can’t live without it. Thought of affectionately as man’s best friend by many. And ironically, friend turns foe and […]

Points to Ponder

Points to Ponder

We would always like to see a clear road ahead to walk without fear, doubt and insecurity, make the right […]

A Quiz

A Quiz

Ancient India has excelled in the Arts, in Commerce and Industry, in Administration and Warfare,  in Science and Medicine, in […]

My Lessons in Life

My Lessons in Life

The funny thing about life is that you realize the value of something only when it begins to leave you. […]

A Match for Yoga

A Match for Yoga

Badminton. Its my latest obsession. And yesterday, it revealed to me my latest realization… it seems there is very little […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Life raises many questions which do not seem to have a simple and easy answer. Question : Why is it […]

If Life was my Teacher

If Life was my Teacher

The soul came to the world to learn a lesson, to live out a mystery that only life can unravel. […]

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

As I pick up my study material to understand the fine points of insurance, my child wants me to play […]

Growth of the Physician

Growth of the Physician

The physician is not just a person working out the cure of an illness. This may be his self-chosen or […]

Not Renewing Mistakes

Not Renewing Mistakes

To put into practice the little you know is the best way to learn more; it is the most powerful […]