After The Dark Night, The Sun Shines Bright

Unless we experience darkness, we will never value the light. Everybody has experienced or is experiencing some kind. Sometimes it is a lonely place to be in. You get the feeling of being alone and disconnected. Worry and doubt seem to be ‘solutions’ when in reality they only make you sink further into the hole of misery. The truth is: You are never alone! Worry and doubts are not the answer and always remember that this period of darkness will pass. But the first thing you must do is to recognise your situation for what it is. In Reality it…

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NASA announces liquid water on Mars, but life?

Today NASA announced that liquid water still flows on the surface of Mars! Well, this is the second best announcement about Mars that we could wish for - the first being of course that they found life! Hmm, perhaps a little disappointing but who knows, that announcement could come sooner than we think. Well the fact that there is liquid water on Mars significantly increases the possibility of life on Mars and also it makes things a lot easier for humans to someday visit and colonize the Red Planet. Actually water, which is the most important aspect for life as…

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Let your light shine and bring love to the world

  (published in The Indian Express - Dec 25, 2014) Christmas is that time of the year that most of us think of Christmas Trees, cake, presents, Christmas carols and Santa Claus. But this is the day that billions of people around the world celebrate the birth of the Messiah who was born in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ or Yeshua as he was actually called by his peers was born to a humble carpenter Joseph and his wife, Mary. So powerful was his presence on Earth that three wise men from the east saw his star…

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Crowdfunding is slowly becoming popular though not regulated yet

  (published in The Economic Times, The Times of India - Dec 10, 2014) The real estate sector in India, despite its many impediments, continues to be a favoured investment option for many. Urbanisation has been rapid in the past few years, with 'upwardly-mobile' buyers keen to invest and reap dividends from the real estate market growth real estate investment has proved to be a good investment in the long run. The current year and its developments have laid the path for strong demand in commercial real estate, debt and equity markets. This will also lead to an increase in…

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A spark to set us afire

  (published in The Economic Times, The Times of India - Nov 15, 2014) We all have in us special sparks of love and creativity. These sparks are not meant to remain trapped in our hearts; they need to be released into the world. That is the basic purpose of life. As we go about our lives, let’s love and create with God so that we pitch in to making life brighter, happier and more joyous for us all. As you go about your day, look around at everything that you use, almost without thinking. The car, mobile phone, sunglasses,…

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Destiny of an atom

My bedroom window overlooks the lawn, which has two pipal trees in it. One of them is the parent and the other its offspring. For the past month, I’ve noticed that after the leaves fell off, only the parent tree started to grow its leaves back. The offspring tree remained barren for a while, and that worried me. I asked my wife why she thought that one tree’s leaves were returning while the other’s not. She said simply, “Everything is different.” This statement sent my mind on a trip. A trip that momentarily in my imagination encompassed all of creation!…

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Life, The Greatest Show On Earth

Life needs conflict Life, is the greatest show on Earth. But imagine a story without conflict. Would it even be called a story? Every successful novel or drama has to have conflict in order to be interesting. Imagine a novel about a mundane ordinary existence, a tale of only happiness, of only love and bliss, a tale of only light and no darkness. Would it be interesting? Would anybody want to read it? What if the hero of an epic would be able to get whatever he wanted without an iota of challenge? It would indeed be a boring exercise to…

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The Difference in Doing and Being

The simple art of passive observation is something that is becoming a rarity. In today's world we are many times obsessed with 'doing' something. In the car, we are either driving, listening to music, reading or talking on our cellphones. Or we are thinking about yesterday and tomorrow with our minds totally absent from the here-now. An experiment was conducted where instead of always trying to do something, the passenger in the car was instructed to just look outside the window and observe. No thinking, no worrying, no communicating, just observing. The result was amazing! The daily route to work…

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Studying is not mugging
education and school concept - little student girl studying at school

Studying is not mugging

  (published in Millennium Post Edit page August 27, 2013) Education in India needs to be more learning-oriented and less examination-centric. It is the children of any nation that are the biggest resource of the future and India is no exception. The population of India is around 1.22 billion and more than 50 per cent of the population falls under the age of 25 and around 65 per cent under the age of 35. Among the hundreds of millions of children in our country, some could be the next Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Gandhi, Newton, Bill Gates or Abraham Lincoln.…

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Don’t be anxious, pray and have faith in God

When we are faced with anxiety in life, we do tend to worry about it. We think that the worst may happen to us. The uncertainty of life is also something that tortures us. "What will happen to me?" is one of life's most uncertain and perplexing questions. Recently, I found a small passage in the Bible that has given me a lot of hope. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your…

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