Pramod Pathak

The deadliest sin

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Mahatma Gandhi talked about seven social sins in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. Those seven sins were wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, religion without sacrifice and politics without principles. While all these sins are the curse...

Selective lynching: Mob violence or ominous signs?

Sunday, 09 Jul 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Who lives if India dies and who dies if India lives — these words of Jawaharlal Nehru spoken decades ago echo even today as communities are being targeted for selective lynching. If the recent incidents of mob violence are any symptoms, all is not well with the country’s health. From Delhi...

The Insecurity Syndrome

Sunday, 02 Jul 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

There is a popular theory of human motivation given by Abraham Maslow that is called the need-hierarchy theory. The theory suggests that human needs can be classified into five categories ranging from the basic physiological ones to the more esoteric higher order ones, the most coveted fifth one being the...

Understanding Yoga

Sunday, 25 Jun 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

What is yoga? Well, if you ask this question to some body chances are that you will be ridiculed to shame. Remember that popular Orient Fan commercial of yesteryears created by marketing guru late Shunu Sen. The simpleton in the commercial wants to know why to buy Orient Fan. He...

Hasten Slowly

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

If the recent studies carried out on Indian workers are any indication, we may conclude that they are among the highly stressed lot. Both stressed and distressed. Distressed because they are stressed and stressed because they are distressed. Not that organisations are not mindful of this. They are and are...

The paradox of our times

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

If changes of the past 50 years are any indication, we must admit that chaos rules the world. “The more things change, the more they remain the same” is an old clichť but it still makes a lot of sense. We are trying to change the world to bring order...

The sociology of warming

Sunday, 04 Jun 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Even as we prepare to celebrate one more Environment Day, the world is getting warmer — doubting Thomas like Donald Trump notwithstanding. Moreover, the pace of this global warming is accelerating. The obvious conclusion is that those annual celebrations of World Environment Days have proved more style than substance. Ever...


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,...


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