God’s own people

Sasha looked at herself in the mirror and wondered if anyone would care to love her for what she is rather than what she looked like. Barely seventeen, she had no boyfriend.  She had learnt to live in her shell.  Sad, undemanding and unassuming,  she eventually had just a handful of selected friends but none…

Quest for Happiness

In today’s scenario, all of us are searching for happiness but in vain.  Those who are wise have not needed to search far because they know that it lies within them.  However, most of us measure our happiness based on another’s success or achievement.  Which is the main reason for us running in circles and…

I care…

The times when we had physical classes seems a long time ago now.  There are so many advantages of having physical classes.  The best thing is of having eye contact.  This itself speaks volumes and can convey a thousand emotions.  It is an all-powerful tool for a teacher.  Without this, one feels lost and handicapped. …

What is your talisman?

The covid situation in India has become so depressing.  When the phone rings I fear to hear some sad news of a friend or relative.  Each day gets worse than the previous and then you begin to wonder whether is this the beginning of the world coming to an end?  It is scary, leaving us…

Insecurity

Anita is an ambitious Computer Engineer.  But she is afraid that she may lose her lucrative job because her Assistant seemingly knows to play her cards well when the boss is around. Somehow her assistant moves a step ahead of her as if she can read her mind. Neil is struggling with his department head…

Anxiety

Exams are fast approaching and as a teacher, I have been busy revising lessons and helping students with their difficulties that don’t seem to end.  This time everything has been different – the teaching-learning process.  It has been difficult for me as a teacher to understand the technicalities that I need to know to help…

FEAR

Life can become an ordeal if you live with fear. Break the shackles of fear if you want to live and breathe freely.  People have different kinds of fears – fear of heights, fear of insects, fear of failure….so many,  that writing them down will fill my page.  Sometimes I am just fearful and anxious…

Pursuit of Knowledge

Learn new things.  It helps to build  confidence . It keeps you happy.  And it is fun being a student again knowing that this time you will definitely do better. You could try your hand in anything as long as it makes you happy.  And remember there is no age limit to learning.Sometimes a particular skill…

ANGER

The image I conjure up when saying the word is someone red in the face, puffing and fuming and I can also see the smouldering heat coming out of the person !  The image seems funny but the person who is going through it will never find it funny.  On the contrary, you may get…

Nature In All It’s Splendour

Every morning soon after the sun rises I never fail to look out of my kitchen window.  It overlooks a peepal tree , a mango tree with several other small trees of papaya and a slim tall drumstick tree .  The sun rays glisten on these leaves and the gentle breeze that passes over these…

DREAM

I have known of so many success stories that began with a dream. Without following a dream it is difficult to reach anywhere. You will just be wandering. A dream gives you a goal to reach for. Sometimes it is a dream that can help you focus on your future and if the dream is…

APPRECIATION

To appreciate and be appreciated are two wings for the flight of motivation. You need each other to reach a goal.

SMILE

A smile can be the beginning of an unexpected bonding…..