Reflecting on Oneself and Making Changes

As Human Beings one of our most treasured abilities should be that we can (if we want) reflect on ourselves and what we do and make changes, correct what we feel is not right and then keep doing that. No wonder why it is important for us to daily think about how better we can be….

Today on May 30th My Birthday let me talk about Death :)

Some feel it is inauspicious to talk about Death on one’s own Birthday. Well not just on Birthday, they feel talking about death itself is a bad omen. And that’s the whole point here. I think you cannot talk about birth without thinking about death, it is not inauspicious but just a reality of life….

My First Poetry Reading to Folks with Alzheimer’s

A month back as part of Penpositive I visited an Alzheimer’s and dementia care center to read some poetry. I connected with them quite accidently. I have this habit of just typing poetry at places where people do not type like say job sites. I mean who would advertise for a poet. But I did…

How to feel complete in the new year

How does someone feel complete? On December 30th one more day and you step into a new year. Your one year is complete and you used up another year of your life. Do you feel complete? what does complete mean? Does it mean different things for different people? Over the years I have heard people…

Why I Won’t be creating my Facebook ‘It’s been a great year’ Post

Facebook keeps telling me “Vinod, here’s what your year looked like!” Really…? And once I accept it, FB will relay to the world that “It’s been a great year for me” Facebook wants people to say that “It’s been a great year; Thanks for being Part of it” I am perfectly OK with the second part…. Thanking you all…

Is there something called ‘the Meaning to Life’?

One of the interesting reasonz people give for the existence of religion is that it gives ‘meaning to life’ for many… I would agree that for many something outside religion can appear totally meaningless… and that is because they have not really tried to look outside religion… the possibility of life without religion, without God…

Is My Son a Prodigy?

Today is Children’s day in India….. Nov 14th and I was sitting with my 7 year old helping him with his English and Math homework and as usual he was doing his work and I was browsing Facebook; thinking what to pen down today when someone posted the news about an Indian kid who they…

Debugging A Fortune Cookie Message

Here is the image of a message I picked up from the fortune cookie during my Lunch… This Fortune Cookie message is a Japanese Proverb Nanakorobi yaoki which literally means, “Fall seven times and stand up eight”…. But I have no clue what the 7 times signifies,  I have heard about the seven deadly sins,  so does…

10 Things for us to Think and Do Everyday

Life is like playing cards, we have no choice on the hand being dealt, but we are in control of putting up the best game we can. If there were 10 things to think and do that can fit into an everyday routine… what would they be….? It is an interesting question and many would…

I Followed – 365 Flash Fiction #45

I had told him not to go in search of those foot prints, because I know they don’t lead anywhere…..if it did then they would have come back…but he carried on…..the point was simple, he had to find them…it is not that he cared for them, but he needed to know where they lead…. I…