My Role Model

It is the era of nuclear families. The concept of joint family is fast disintegrating in India. I fear that the present generation may not know what is called ‘Joint Family’. Most of them treat their grand father either as a guest or an outsider. I am one among the privileged who have been born and brought up in joint family system and had an opportunity to interact with my grand father. My grand father was living in a small house just opposite our home, which we fondly call it as ‘Thatha Veedu” (Grand Father’s house). From my parents I … Continue reading My Role Model

Delhi’s Weekly Market

Life is so hectic for every one in this world. Nobody finds time even to say hello to neighbours. Morning to evening life has become so mechanical and in this situation human feelings are the causality. I find visiting weekly market (very common in northern part of India) every week refresh my mind and soul and breaks the monotony, which started on Monday. You can buy anything from pin to pillar from this roof less super market. I always feel that my week never comes to an end without visiting this market. I really love to meet my neighbour and … Continue reading Delhi’s Weekly Market

Mobile Mania

Technology development has revolutionized India, particularly in the field of communication. Internet, e-mail & mobile phones are making peoples life easier. Among this, mobile phones have become a mania in India. Here are the few actions of mobile users to support this statement. If you had keenly watched mobile users, you would have noticed that whether they receive any call or not, yet they used to take out the mobile from their pocket and stare at the screen for a while and  put it back in their pocket again. I am really amazed to see the frequency of the action … Continue reading Mobile Mania

For Entertainment sake

During my childhood  I was in a small village named ‘Konthagai’ which is in South Tamil Nadu, India. Since it was a tiny village, there was no entertainment for us other than playing few outdoor games. No television or video games were there at that time. The only entertainment for us was to go for a movie occasionally. Unfortunately there was no theater in our village. We had to go to a neighbouring village, which is three kilometers away from our village. Going for a movie for us was not as easy as everybody thinks. After much persuasion our parents … Continue reading For Entertainment sake

Unity in diversity

India is unique country as it has so many languages. Unity in diversity is India’s strength. Yet citizens always face some embarrassing moments when they travel from one state to another. I got a nostalgic memory when I came to Delhi 35 years ago without knowing its local lanugage ‘Hindi’. When I joined my office, I was completely startled to see such a situation where everyone was talking in Hindi, cracking jokes in Hindi, exchanging greetings in Hindi. When they were talking about me I was not knowing whether they were appreciating me or abusing me.  From that moment on … Continue reading Unity in diversity

Kill the small screen

I am sure you all will agree that our life was far better when we had only a ‘Big Screen’ in our life. We go to movie theater occasionally may be once or twice in a month with our family. It was just like a festival for us.  We analyze, criticize and discuss in threadbare and also we wish to recreate our own version of the movie. The effect of the movie always lingering in our mind for a long time. The day the small screen called TV  attacked our home the enjoyment we derived from big screen came to … Continue reading Kill the small screen