Pandemic and the smart cities….

Smart city development project was launched with much fanfare in India in 2015. Six years have passed since then and what has been accomplished? To my understanding development of smart cities include deployment of technology, good governance, development of eco- friendly infrastructure and empowering the people to leverage that technology for better utilization of the infrastructure. I do not think we have reached anywhere near … Continue reading Pandemic and the smart cities….

What did my school teach me?

What did my school teach me? Well, this is one question for which the students, many parents or teachers do not have a clear understanding. Are we in schools just to learn the subjects like Languages, Sciences, or the Mathematics? Many students think that is what they are in school for. Did me or my school fail?…. If that was the main reasons schools existed … Continue reading What did my school teach me?

Moving away from the joint family ….the after effects….

We in India take pride in our old age traditions and culture of family bonding; joint family. Indian culture thrived on family bonding. Once a relationship was formed, it was for life. The strong family bonds continue even now, though the cities have seen a shift from joint to nuclear families. The change…. Children are generally moving out of parental home for reasons of profession … Continue reading Moving away from the joint family ….the after effects….

Lessons I learnt during my life journey….

I was just 21 when I was fortunate to have joined a thoroughly professional organisation without much struggle. 34 years have passed since then and believe you me the life journey has been ‘happening’ to say the least. The never-ending struggle I see today’s generation going through right from school days makes me feel sad. The new generation always seem to be running against time. … Continue reading Lessons I learnt during my life journey….

Corona …. Some Dos and Don’ts….

1.31 lakh new Corona cases have been reported today from across India, the virus is certainly spreading fast. Partial lockdown has been enforced in many Indian states. More than corona what is giving more tension to the public is the thought of complete lockdown being enforced. If one goes by the experience of last one year it will not be long before state governments will … Continue reading Corona …. Some Dos and Don’ts….

Holi …. Let not the colors fade from life

Holi, the Hindu festival of colours is being celebrated today (29 Mar 21). Other than being associated with vibrant colours Holi also signifies victory of Good over evil. Holi in Lockdown…. Lockdown was imposed, pan India, just two weeks before Holi last year. The situation is not much different this year around with the virus again raising its head across the nation. I am sure … Continue reading Holi …. Let not the colors fade from life

Mata Vaishno Devi …. Chalo bulawa aaya hai (Goddess beckons)

The Holi shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi Katra dedicated to Adi Shakti is one of the most visited religious sites in India. There are families who visit at least once every year while most carry a wish of returning whenever they can. Religious belief…. As per a popular belief desire of a pilgrim to visit the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine fructifies only and only when … Continue reading Mata Vaishno Devi …. Chalo bulawa aaya hai (Goddess beckons)

Success …. the self imposed limitations….

Success is what everyone seeks in life. Most relate success to money while for some it is the post they hold, or where they have reached in life. Following the dream…. Every child has a dream to begin with. However, in 99 % of cases the dream is left far behind and forgotten in the pursuit of a career. Life of a typical middle-class child … Continue reading Success …. the self imposed limitations….

Be original ….Have a blessed Sunday

Be original. May your day be as beautiful as this flower. This flower is a true reflection of beauty in simplicity. The plant only spreads happiness through this flower hiding all the struggles within itself. The flower doesn’t bother to be like any other. It exudes confidence and is happy being just itself; happy being original. Stay blessed and beautiful always dear friends. Stay original… … Continue reading Be original ….Have a blessed Sunday