The Blue Escapade of Gujarat: Mandvi

The Blue Escapade of Gujarat: Mandvi

A true escapade from the scorching sun of Gujarat is its beaches. YES, believe me! The beaches of Gujarat are the perfect runaways from its heat. The cool, serene, tranquil and placid beaches of Gujarat are the true adoring destinations for any nomad. One such mesmerising coastal region of Gujarat is Mandvi. This coastal urban along the Arabian Sea is set in the district of Kutch. Mandvi was once the summer retreat of the Kings of Kutch who visited the beach town during the yearly hot days. It was once the private beach of the Kings of Kutch but is now open to all commoners.

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Madina, The invisible women of my world

It was 12 o’clock noon time. I got a call from a friend who was working with victims of violence and her voice was shaking. All she could say was, “please come soon”. I run to her office, all the way I thought of what had happened that made her so restless and broken. She is a solid person and has seen so much of up and down in her life and doesn’t easily get intimidated or broken. I knew something bad had happened. Read more

Momentary Salvation In Tea

Momentary Salvation In Tea

Daily doses of epiphany in the form of tea keep me going, especially at times of replenishing sadness. I used to love to walk, around school, then college and now in my university campus. On a walk, once, staring at happy tree lining on the roadside and listening to Bob Dylan in my head phones, I wish I could say it was “blowing in the wind” but perhaps another line of Dylan, I encountered a group of hooligans. That particular day changed everything; from how I felt about people in general to how I felt about moving around. I walked away unharmed physically but even going through the process of imagining yourself in concrete trouble can lead to everlasting mind break. Read more

Creative Elements by Oliver Sacks

Creative Elements by Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks (9 July 1933 to 30 August 30, 2015) one of the great author of American history, professor of neurology and physician, had written about the creative element of an artist and thinker. He was one of the alone personalities of his time and never married and lived alone most of his life.  As he said that creative Elements of an artist start from Imitating something in the process of being creative. An artist has to imitate something to get originality of his creative work. Read more

“Globalization And Inequality” by Elhanan Helpman

“Globalization And Inequality” by Elhanan Helpman

Globalization, arguably, has to be the most confounded paradox staring into the face of a seamlessly interconnected humanity (a factor in itself an inescapable outcome of globalization). Reviled and Revered, loathed and lauded, and most importantly misperceived and misjudged, globalization has spawned what has to be one of the most topical, vigorous, and unending debates in the history of economics and trade. Read more

Balance

Balance

This poem is all about restoring the balance humanity is losing in this 21st century in terms of mind, body and spirit. In this new age of going back to Vedas, yoga and meditation is all about balancing the imbalance yet few are still lost and love that imbalance that will leave humans crazy, desolate and broke. It’s high time we understand the dilemma and stay sound for our next generation to prosper. Read more

The Ride

The Ride

“Women safety” is a hot topic. But we’d rather call it Women “Unsafety”. It’s not possible to imagine the worry and the fear that grips her heart, when she travels alone, when she’s waiting for a bus or when she keeps an eye on the route. An entire family is on edge until she reaches her destination. But the big bad wolf doesn’t care. He makes his plans to destroy the life someone else is taking efforts to protect! Read more

Timeless Love

Timeless Love

Love is not something effervescent as it is apparent in today’s world.

Love is a feeling beyond any which can stay with people throughout their lives and lovers can love each other despite harsh dimensions of time and distance.

Be it ages gone by, love can find a place in hearts of people and can stand the test of time most firmly.

Time, wealth, health, fame can pass away. Love remains till the end. That is the theme of this story, which tells a tale of two people who were separated. Not realising how much they loved one another during younger years, when they finally meet up again years later, and in an unfortunate circumstance, love prevails.

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“Stones in the Road”

“Stones in the Road”

On my fourth day in Mumbai, I traveled to Bandra in an auto rickshaw. This was the day I was looking forward to most. I told my driver Rakesh that I wanted to see where the stars lived.

Rakesh told me he knew all the stars’s bungalows, flats, mansions, apartment complexes. “All their locations, sir. Akshaye Khanna’s secret apartment, 500 rupees; Rani Mukherjee I can do for 700; and if you want Badshaah, King Khan, I can do that for 2000 only, sir.” Read more