Load-shading/ लोड-शेडिंग

Original thought: English In line with my earlier article, “burning the midnight oil,” let’s talk about load-shading. I hope you are not aware of the concept. Now, why would I say that? That’s because load shading is when electric supply is cut for a few hours so that the overall load could be managed. In …

The Breadwinner and A Thousand Splendid Suns

Original thought: English The Breadwinner and A Thousand Splendid Suns Today, I am going to discuss something that shocked me as a person. A while back, when I was a student, I read the book “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” It was a book that explained the plight of women before and after the Mujahidin and …

मुंबई: सार्वजनिक आवागमन सेवाएं/ Mumbai: Public transportation services/ मुंबई: सार्वजनिक दळणवळणाच्या सोयी

मूल विचार: हिन्दी मुंबई: सार्वजनिक आवागमन सेवाएं ए दिल हैं मुश्किल जीना यहाँ, जरा बचके जरा हटके, ये हैं मुंबई मेरी जान बहुत दिन हो गए जब घर में एक टीवी था और उसपर सिर्फ २ चैनल दिखते। एक डीडी वन और दूसरा डीडी टू। डीडी वन था नैशनल चैनल और डीडी टू उसीका प्रादेशिक …

The story and the report/कथा आणि अहवाल/कहानी और रिपोर्ट

Original thought: English The story and the report The report When WAF team, that is, Okazusan and Akkosan visited Matho Village, Ladakh in 2022, a lot had changed. Though the teachers there were teaching in the rooms which had paintings from the Earth Art Project 2016, they did not know anything about it. Some of …

The story and the report/कथा आणि अहवाल/कहानी और रिपोर्ट

Original thought: English The story and the report The story Let’s start with the story of why I want to write this. We (I, Okazusan, and Akkosan) were having a nice chai-time in a café at Colaba, Mumbai, India. I had just gotten married and was moving to a town place a little away from …

Burning the midnight oil! /रात को दिए जलाना!/रात्रीचे तेल जाळणे!

Original thought: English Burning the midnight oil! Long ago, when I read this term in some classical English novel, I actually was thinking how can one burn the midnight. Then, I thought about the times the novel was written in, and yet again dawned the realization that literature and history share a deeper bond than …

The fear never ceases to exist/भय इथले संपत नाही/डर यहाँ का पहेरेदार हैं

Original thought: Marathi The fear never ceases to exist Now, we are slowly and gradually coming out of the catastrophe of COVID-19. But have we really forgotten all about it? We need to answer this question atleast to ourselves. Humanity has always, irrespective of time, place, and people, been facing some or the other kind …

Waiting for Monsoon

Original thought: English Waiting for Monsoon We have all done it. Waiting for rains after the torturing weather of the summer, especially in tropical regions. It makes me wonder, what are we actually waiting for? Are we waiting for rain? Are we waiting for a better tomorrow? Are we waiting for something better? Are we …

In the world of complaints/शिकायतों की दुनिया में/तक्रारींच्या जगात

Original thought: English In the world of complaints In the world of invasions, wars, riots, terrorism, sheer violence, political aggression, and a strong strong quest for peace, we have taken our tears and laughter for granted. We have taken so many things for granted. They say, “we are only as strong as the weakest member …