Belongingness

Belongingness “What does the term belongingness mean to you?” A few years ago, this question made my colleague my friend. Around the same time, I myself was struggling to understand where did I belong and what would make me feel a sense of belongingness. Though we may learn about these emotions much later, the sense …

To those who read

Original thought: English To those who read It is easy to write about reading as I spent a good part of my childhood reading something or the other, be it an advertisement or an autobiography. However, the first, or one of the first, things that comes to mind when I talk about reading is a …

We don’t give up on people!/आपण माणसांच्या बाबतीत आशा सोडू नये!/हम इन्सानों पर आस नाही छोडनी चाहिए!

Original thought: English   We don't give up on people! “Don't give up son,” his dad told him, when he was about to abandon a puzzle at the age of three. “Now is not the time to give up,” his sister was telling him as he was about to decide that learning to ride a …

The send-off of Lord Ganesh, Yume wo kanaeru zou and Artificial intelligence

Original thought: English The send-off of Lord Ganesh, Yume wo kanaeru zou and Artificial intelligence In Maharashtrian households, the initial 10 days of the 6th month are celebrated by worshipping Lord Ganesh. He is a sign of happiness and knowledge. Earlier, people would make an idol of Lord Ganesh with sand and bring it home …

Up above the world so high!/खूप उंच जगाच्या वर!/विश्व के बहुत ऊपर कहीं!

Original thought: English   Up above the world so high! Some time ago, I was trekking with a few of my amazing friends. In the monsoon, trekking was not at all an easy affair. We did it with all our heart and soul. Once we were up and had rested enough, we started climbing down. …

Conservative?!@&*/ रूढीवादी?!@&*/रूढ़िवादी?!@&*

Original thought: English   Conservative?!@&* What do you think when you hear the word “conservative”? One fine day, I mentioned this word in front of one of my friends and my friend said “It is not bad to be conservative; you know!?” I nodded. We didn’t even discuss it further. When I looked up the …

Is the grass always greener on the other side of the river? /क्या दूर के ढोल सुहावने होते हैं?/ दुरून डोंगर साजरे?

Original thought: Hindi and English   Is the grass always greener on the other side of the river? When we go out for watching a movie, we discuss different roles played by different actors. When we look at the protagonist and say he was a banker, we forget to add that he also was a …

Why Jhumpa Lahiris’ Aashima eats puffed rice in Namesake?/झुम्पा लाहिरी की आशिमा नेमसेक में मुरमुरे क्यों कहती है?/झुम्पा लाहिरीची आशिमा नेमसेकमध्ये कुरमुरे का खाते?

Original thought: English   Why Jhumpa Lahiris’ Aashima eats puffed rice in Namesake? I would not call myself an avid book reader. Not now anyways. There is one unique thing that I would like to share though. I read with the characters of the book. I flow with them. I don’t have to take any …