Category Archives: Philosophy

Life And Death.

Snoopy is being very profound. In the Indian tradition, the opposite of death is not life but, birth. Life in it is eternal. Such profound philosophical thoughts coming in a cartoon is remarkable

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The Grass Grows By Itself.

My readers know by now that one of my favourites sayings is the Zen one “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.” Now my favourite cartoon character reflects the same thought in different words!

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Change.

“The caterpillar has to suffer silently in a cocoon in order to become a butterfly. Change is painful in the beginning but it’s worth it in the end.” ~ Jaykaran Sagar First a little story: “Once a little boy was … Continue reading

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What Do You Do?

A friendly exchange between a dentist friend who came back into my life yesterday after twenty years and me. He was away in the Middle East all these years. Friend: So, what do you do nowadays? I: Meditate. Friend: Be … Continue reading

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Settle Down?

My friend Anil sent this rather crisp message to me with no additional information as to where he sourced it. I know for a fact that he and his lovely lady haven’t settled down yet and perhaps his creative juices … Continue reading

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A Rip Off!

I had gone visiting three friends yesterday and one not only extended me great hospitality but, also gifted me with a nicely wrapped packet with the title “Predictions Of Agastya”. He not only wanted me to take it home before … Continue reading

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Justice And Arithmetics.

This is a fable that I remembered for its Arithmetical jugglery when I read Ekoshapu’s 2019 Through Recreational Mathematics. I am not into mathematics and his post flew right over my head but this story is something that has come … Continue reading

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Is Liberalism Dead?

Let me straight away confess that this topic for today’s 2 on 1 Friday posts by Shackman and me has been inspired by a remarkable book by Rudrangshu Mukherjee, “Twilight Falls On Liberalism”. It is a concise book which one … Continue reading

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Retirement.

As should be obvious, that man could well be me, a retired old geezer solving crossword puzzles to keep himself out of mischief. Since I started to work when most middle class Indians were still in college, my great ambition … Continue reading

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Resilence.

I have great admiration and respect for Subroto Bagchi. This blog post of his has just reinforced my feelings towards him. He has taken an ordinary daily occurrence on our streets and created a metaphor that is simply mind blowing … Continue reading

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