Birthday Musings (April 2018)

  So now I am thirty-eight years old. And, not for the first time, I am having to rebuild my life from scratch. I will do this by leaving the culture I grew up in completely and moving to a significantly different one which, surprisingly, is only a few hundred miles away and on the same continent.   So how

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English Spelling Reform

  The upheavals of the Middle English period (1100 – 1500) have left the English language, in terms of spelling at least, in a bamboozling chaotic mess that is extremely frustrating for learners of the language.   In terms of vocabulary and pronunciation, the English language had pretty much settled down by the end of the Early Modern period, and

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MD Of The Mind

  The most natural and free self-help, specific and general purpose psychological psychotherapy available to the general public. Although successfully used since conception, it has never been published. This is the original, natural mindfulness. Take it or leave it depending on need.

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Red light

Sujata, like any other child, wanted to study. She was admitted to a good vernacular medium school far away from her neighborhood.  Initially she had many friends. She was good at studies, but as time went by she discovered herself as a flutist. Slowly, she became very lonely, this flute became her only company. She stood like Krishna and practised

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Free Barbie

What do you think of me huh?  A puppet, a doll?  Or even worse, a ping-pong ball? Barbie was disappointed with her parents. Her mother Piya, one fine morning, just went absconding… until, two days later, later she was found safe in her grandpa’s place.  Domestic violence? Yes she agrees, but who would abandon her only child to seek refuge

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Brazil burning

Brazil burning. Rainforest on fire. Blaming has started. It means the problem is here to stay, according to Peter Senge, a renowned systems thinker. Drawing a problem-map involving all stakeholders can help us have a bird’s eye view. Those who’re cutting trees to earn a living are successfully selling the products to the buyers. We need to show an alternative

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Tell me

  I am a fool. That’s why growth and development doesn’t attract me. When rich become richer, poor poorer for years on end, I don’t see any growth. Trust me, I see a design, a pattern, but no growth. Which car you drive, which version of software you use, how digital you’ve become, what chandrayan 1 and 2 can or

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