Sensing and feeling!/संवेदना आणि भावना!/संवेदना और भावना!

Original thought: English and Marathi   Sensing and feeling! Sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste!!! We all learn about these when we were in school. It is through them that we understand the world as we know it. As a child, I thought it would be impossible to live in this world if I didn’t …

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On occasion of Holika Dahan/होलिका दहनाच्या निमित्ताने/होलिका दहन के अवसर पर

Original thought: English   On occasion of Holika Dahan Today and tomorrow, we would celebrate holika dahan (symbolic burning of the evil demon named holika). The story behind today’s festival is something like this: A devoted child is born to a demon. The demon tries his best to make the child forget about all his …

The beloved of the blue/नीले रंग की प्यारी/निळ्या रंगाची प्रिया

Original thought: English The beloved of the blue Amidst the blue Lies the beloved of the blue Dynamic yet stable Source of life Power to summon death She holds the colours Making life beautiful She becomes the shape and the space within Stopping and quitting She knows not Talk about waiting She has practised a …

The girl on the swing/झुले पार बैठी हुई लड़की/झोपाळ्यावर बसलेली मुलगी

Original thought: EnglishThe girl on the swingMumbai is a metropolitan city. It denotes all the comforts and discomforts a metropolitan city can offer. Living in Mumbai makes me more like Mumbai. It has the potential to make me run for the hills screaming. However, it also has the potential to make me exclaim, "Aww!!!" I …

On account on the Indian Republic Day/भारतीय प्रजासत्ताक दिनाच्या मुहूर्तावर/भारतीय गणतंत्र दिवस के अवसर पर

Original thought: English   On account on the Indian Republic Day Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950. On occasion of the Republic Day, a celebration held in the national capital, Delhi. An elaborate parade is held. Everywhere around the country, such functions are …

Children are it!/मुलं म्हणजेच सगळंकाही!/बच्चेही हैं सबकुछ!

Original thought: English Children are it! When I was working with kids who needed time to learn, I understood the importance of “conceptual understanding”, “own pace”, and “patience”. It is very easy to say these words but practicing them not only while interacting with children but also in one’s own life is quite challenging. Now, …

The story of Art Plus Blue/आर्ट प्लस ब्लूची गोष्ट/आर्ट प्लस ब्लू की कहानी

Original thought: English The story of Art Plus Blue Once upon a time, there were two people kind-hearted people from Japan. They met a kind-hearted gentleman from India. All of them were passionate about art, children and education. They wanted to connect the Indian and Japanese societies through art. Isn’t that interesting?!!! They were working …

Living in a community/एकत्र समुदायात राहणे/एक साथ समुदाय में रहना

Original language: English   Living in a community This week I visited my native place. It’s a small village called Aaravali Road. Once upon a time, this village was really small. The state transport buses would stop here on request but there was no railway station. It’s only been approximately 15 years that we have …

Without Wax/मेणाशिवाय/मोम के बिना

Original thought: English   Without Wax Every moment that we live we move ahead in life. With every passing moment the people and situations keep on changing. Like the famous Greek philosopher Heraclitus says, “No man ever steps in the same river twice.” As the flowing river, everything keeps changing. All these leave behind a …