Literature

Book summary- IKIGAI

Yukari Mitsuhashi did a good job in decoding the traditional Japanese concept of embodying happiness in human lives. It is unfortunate that there isn’t a lot of work on Japanese tradition and lifestyle in foreign languages. ‘Ikigai’ addresses this issue by presenting Mitsuhashi’s research on the key concepts in the Japanese lifestyle of the same… Continue reading Book summary- IKIGAI

People and Society, Poetry

Talk to Someone, Lest t’is too late!!

Shocking suicide of young Sushant Singh Rajput felt like a personal loss. Everyone is chasing a routine, ratrace, rivalry, competition, winning, victory, happiness, material. STOP. Let us be kinder, pause and ask if the person next door, acquaintance, friend, loved one is well, happy and okay. It may save a life!!

Critique's Zone, Literature

Cycling and social distancing

Barely Wise

With India slowly coming out of the Lockdown phase, I could no longer hold myself at home. And no, I’m not talking about running to my friends’ place and chill with people outside the confines of my home. Instead, I filled up the tubes of the tyres of my cycle, strapped on my helmet, reinstalled Strava, forgot charging my Action camera and mounted my phone on my cycle and pedalled in the direction away from my home while being a responsible citizen keeping the norms of social distancing in mind.

The sun, hidden behind the clouds at the horizon provided the most comfortable weather to cycle. I cycled aimlessly through the empty morning streets trying my best not to ride over tails of Buffaloes that have been subletting the streets for over two months with no concept of social distancing whatsoever. My muscles screamed in pain, for they seemed rusted…

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Literature, The Personal Touch

Hit and Run

June 4th morning body of 22 year Alysa Jade Kristjanson from Princeton NJ was found near Dunkin Donuts in North Brunswick. She was hit by a car and left alone for 7 and a half hours before anyone found her. She could be anyone’s sister, friend, child, partner, maybe a mother…how are humans capable of walking away to save own skin when someone is hurt due to their mistake? My tribute to the young lady..age of my own

Literature, Poetry, The Personal Touch, Uncategorized

Undeterrably Determined

Dare not anyone undermine my determination Un-underminable is my undeterrable determination!! Vagaries of detrimental word Dirt from detrimental deed Ashes of detrimental event Feel a monumental quicksand Egging to doubly be more determined Undeterred by detriments being mined Determined to soar above struggle Determined to slay every hurdle Determined to fight for human right Determined… Continue reading Undeterrably Determined