Saturday, April 25

What Do I Call You !!?

*अब तूही बता तुझे क्या कहूं*
बीमारी कहूं कि बहार कहूं
पीड़ा कहूं कि त्यौहार कहूं
संतुलन कहूं कि संहार कहूं
*अब तूही बता तुझे क्या कहूं*

मानव जो उदंड था
पाप का प्रचंड था
सामर्थ का घमंड था

Monday, April 20

WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME BOAT

Found this gem of a piece written by some anonymous soul ... 
   
I heard that we are in the same boat. 

But it's not like that. 

We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. 

Your ship can be shipwrecked and mine might not be. 

Or vice versa. 
For some, quarantine is optimal: moment of reflection, of re-connection. Easy, in flip flops, with a whiskey or tea.

For others,

Wednesday, April 1

Human Species - Guests or Masters!?

I don't know who wrote this, but it's beautiful.. ♥️

We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn't stand up anymore,
the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, 
and Mecca is empty.

Hugs & kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love.

Saturday, March 21

SIDE-EFFECTS of The Virus

Since we are reading enough grim news about the virus, on a lighter note here are some good side-effects of the virus :

*Exams*: We always believed exams are so important for children, we could not do education without this primitive humiliating ritual on children. Today we have seen it is possible to do away with it completely. Children got promoted to the next class without any stress of an exam...nothing bad happened!

*Work from home*: Work from home is an ideal solution for the traffic and pollution problems in a city like Delhi, but we still believed (mostly the company insisted that) it was important to drive our car, burn fuel, waste a lot of productive time and go to an office to work, every single day. But when the Virus came we figured it is possible to work from home and still get work done.

Monday, March 16

Meaning of a Wife in Hinduism

Sanskrit terms used by the husband for the wife were Pathni (the one who leads the husband through life), Dharmapathni (the one who guides the husband in dharma) and Sahadharmacharini (one who moves with the husband on the path of dharma; righteousness and duty).

This is how ancient Vedic culture viewed the partnership of husband and wife.

In Rig Veda(10.85), the marriage hymn, states that the daughter-in-law should be treated as a queen, sāmrajni, by all the family members especially the mother-in-law, husband, father-in-law.
Woman is designated as:

Aditi, because she is not dependent (Nirukta, 4/22)
Aghnyā, for she is not to be hurt (Yajur Veda 8/43)