Distance/दूरी/अंतर

Original thought: English   Distance People say, ‘with a little bit of distance, you get perspective!’ They also say, ‘distance makes heart grow fonder’. Funnily enough these proverbs are used in across the country in many Indian languages. So, across culture, people agree that importance of distance of some distance. I have grown up hearing …

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Connecting the dots/सिंहावलोकन/सिंहावलोकन

Original thought: English   Connecting the dots One of our English lessons in collage was a speech given by Steve Jobs. In that lesson, he talked about how what he did in his college days helped him become what he did become when he started working. When studying Psychology, we were taught that every behaviour …

Walk with nature…/प्रकृति के साथ चलना …/निसर्गाबरोबर फेरफटका…

Original thought: English   Walk with nature… It is said that when you are happy, the time moves faster. Today, I would say the time moved so fast that only after looking at the watch I realised that if I don’t return, people might start worrying. I started walking without the reason with sun as …

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 …

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 …