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So,Whats-Appening?

Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Who is Justin Bieber? Well, ask those who went to hear this western singer from different metros of the country all the way to Mumbai. And what did they get to hear? Justin lip-syncing or in other words simply moving his lips as the songs and music were played from...

March of the middle path

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

It was a coincidence that somewhere around the auspicious period of Buddha Purnima, the French people decisively voted for the forces of moderation, rejecting the hawkish Right in no uncertain terms. In view of the emergence of new leadership in the US and the rise of the Right, the...

The new Epicureans

Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. That was Rudyard Kipling in his ballad of the East and the West written some time towards the end of the 19century. Times have changed. More than time, society has changed. Obviously, because the century, the millennium,...

Encouraging Good Samaritan

Sunday, 07 May 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

These are the times of Social Darwinism or survival of the fittest. But there is a problem. The basic idea of Social Darwinism has been all misconstrued. So the advocates of this idea have reinterpreted it as competitive Social Darwinism. It is not just the survival of the fittest but...

Treating the VIP Syndrome

Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

The acronym VIPS has been coined to denote the Very Important Person Syndrome that has been afflicting the Indian democracy in a big way. The syndrome is an acquired attribute that can affect at any age. The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban the use of beacon lights...

Let’s talk about depression

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

It was not without reason that the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified depression as the theme for the World Health Day this year. In fact, one estimate suggests that by the beginning of the next decade depression will be the second most crippling health problem after heart attack. In...

The significance of Champaran

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Till very recently Champaran was a forgotten name. The last time it was big news was sometime back when Rajiv Gandhi had visited the place as Prime Minister in the late 1980s. But thanks to the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Champaran is in the news and in a big...

Redefining the idiot

Sunday, 09 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

In classical English, idiot was a term that denoted poor IQ. However, the information age seems to be changing that. Finding somebody with poor IQ may be difficult these days when information is available for free. This age has brought among other things a new class of people, the pseudo...

Redefining leadership

Sunday, 02 Apr 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

What makes leaders tick? The question has bothered social scientists for a long time. But the welter of research and the theory jungle has hardly led to any kind of conclusion. However, most agree that it’s the ability to connect with followers. But what is this ability? Is it the...

The Hindu renaissance

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Uttar Pradesh elections shocked many and surprised most. While the post-mortem may persist there is need to see more objectively what really went behind this ‘modivating’ performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). We are talking about UP because this State mattered most last time and will also matter most...


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