Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Dilemma of A Young Indian MBA

A Young Indian Professional (Representational Image Only)/Source: Pxhere
Like any given normal day in the opening week of June, when monsoon has not reached the northern part of the country, it was raining fire in Delhi.

The earth was parched. The air was depressed. Moreover, the water (in my twenty four hour heat resistant thermosteel flask) was simply undrinkable.

I was dragging myself, just like everyone else, in order to reach home.

Then, somebody called my name. I turned back. I found it was him, the well-paid, well-groomed, bourgeoisie thinking, mildly aggressive speaking in a highly accented English, working as a junior level marketeer, MBA.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Good Handwriting Tips From Gandhi

Good Handwriting Tips From Gandhi
I confess, my handwriting is not something I am very proud of, but I am not also ashamed of it. It lingers somewhere between the grey area of seemingly readable and not so freaking bad.

However, the reason for writing this very specific post is my Younger Brother.

His handwriting sucks. And today, he asked me for the help.

It is hard to read anything, he jots down with his pen or pencil or any other instrument of writing. (Sorry for being a jerk here :P)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Justice For Asifa: Think Again, she was just an eight-year-old child.


It is shame that thousands of people are communalizing the horrendous murder and rape case of little Asifa.

To all such people, my simple request is to think again, and stop uttering such nonsense.

Before being Muslim, she was an eight year old child, just like your eight year old little blabber.

So please, shut up and don't dehumanize yourself.

Instead, Please Stand up and Demand Justice for our little Asifa.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Digital Vs Paper

Digital Vs Paper: Write Better/Image Source: Startup Stock Photos
There is a thing about writing on a digital medium, it allows you to erase your mistakes and move on, a privilege which is not available to you when you write on a blank sheet of paper.

However, if you look at it again, you might feel, it is not much of a privilege either. It is sort of an unseen disadvantage.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Street and The Stargazer - A Short Story

A Short Story on Prostitution, Loneliness, Human Nature
The Street and The Stargazer - A Short Story
Last night, for no cosmic or earthly reason, I had a strong feeling to watch a play, especially a Samuel Beckett's, but it was half-past twelve and there was no remote possibility of a theatre staging a Beckett or any other play at that point of time in any part of the city.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Art of Good Writing - Tips from the Mahabharata - A Story

Writing Tips from the Mahabharata
The Art of Good Writing - Tips from the Mahabharata (Image Source: Pixabay)
"You know, there is something for everyone in this book", the Old Man said pointing toward the copy of Penguin's translation of the Mahabharata by Bibek Debroy, I was holding in my hand, in front of the Dyal Singh Public Library's Religion section.

Monday, October 16, 2017

18+ Awe-Inspiring Mughal Paintings

Farrukh Beg Mughal Painting
Babur Receives a Courtier by Farrukh Beg (Circa: 1580-85)
It was my uncle who introduced me to the magical world of Mughal art. He, at that point of time, was working at the Red Fort, Delhi. Since then, I have a childish dream of becoming an emperor, one day, and if not an emperor, at least an artist like Jahangir.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Behzad -- The Persian Painter Who Changed The Indian Art World

Battleground of Timur and and the Mamuluk Sultan (Circa 1515)
Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād or Bihzad was a Persian painter and head of the royal ateliers in Herat and Tabriz during late Timurid and early Safavid dynasty. He was also associated with the first Mughal Emperor Babur for a brief period. However, despite brief association, he changed the Indian art scene.

9 Mesmerizing Miniature Paintings of Apabhramsa School of Art

Apabhramsa school or painting
Fourteen Dreams of Devananda Foretelling the Birth of Mahavira (Source: The MET)
The Apabhramsa School of Art or Jain School of Art or simply known as Western Indian School of Art is a predominant school of art in western India during 11th to 15th century. It grew as a reaction to the great mural paintings of Ajanta along with Pala school of art.

Friday, October 13, 2017

9 Beautiful Miniature Paintings of Pala School of Art

Pala school of Painting
White Tara: Folio from Ashthasahasrika Prajnaparamita Manuscript (Source: Met Museum)
India has a rich tradition of painting and so does the art of painting on palm leaves or paper. Some historians argue that art of painting on palm leaves or paper can be traced back to the times of Chandragupta Maurya, around 300 BCE, but earlier art could not survive the test of time due to several reasons. And that's why we don't find any trace of painting except great murals before 10th Century.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Swami Vivekanand on Hindu Muslim Conflict

Swami Vivekananda Quotes
Swami Vivekananda on Why We Disagree
I think this is the best time to read and analyze the works of Narendranath Datta, or more popularly known as the disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda.

I cannot confirm that young Narendranath, himself, witnessed any case of communal violence, but the time was no different from the present moment. There was an undefined tension in between Hindu and Muslim populace. The Hindu groups Arya Samaj and others were demanding for cow slaughter ban. Cow protection related violence was rising and main cause of the communal riots. The Government of India (then) was mum over the issue of cow vigilantism and were simply playing with those pro-Hindus and their demand of protecting cow (to divert the discussion from the demand of reforms). Meanwhile, people of India were dying.