Why Gandhi is still relevant

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

If we can boast of two truly global Indian personalities in every sense of the term, then Buddha and Gandhi will definitely come to our mind. Though separated in history by more than two millennia, both these names were remembered recently in the month of April. Buddha on the Buddha...

The age of unreason

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

According to the Hindu conception of time, we are in the thick of Kalyuga. While what Kalyuga will be like has many descriptions, the one given in Ram Charit Manas in the conversation between Kakbhushundi and Garuda seems to be one of the most appropriate ones. But rather than debating...

The unkindest cut

Sunday, 06 May 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Democracy is about freedom. But it is also about restraint. It is the balance that is critical. True, democracy is about politicizing issues, but when it starts politicizing institutions we must sense danger lurking round the corner. The impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India was one such act...

For living in a sustainable world

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

A highly used or abused word today is sustainability. We all are talking, but how much is being understood is an altogether different story. Never before in the history was there so much noise about sustainability. Ironically, never before in the history did the world appear so vulnerable. It seems...

Etiology of selfitis

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Some four years ago there was viral story on the social media that the American Psychological Association (APA) had coined a term to denote a new mental disorder that was making people obsessively shoot their own photos and share online. The photo of oneself shot by one’s mobile was termed...

Who lives if India dies?

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Some of the recent incidents portend the ominous at worst and are certainly undesirable at best. The Bharat Bandh in protest against the Supreme Court judgement related to the SC/ST act that resulted in large scale violence is a case in point. The ire against the judgement was based on...

Creativity quotient

Sunday, 08 Apr 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Apple founder Steve Woznaik recently commented that Indians, though studious, lack in creativity. A generalization at best, this comment invited a debate on the creativity quotient of the Indian people. But there is need for a serious introspection. What prompted Woznaik to give this blanket condemnation of the Indian brain...

Rama as a leader

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Today is Rama Navami, celebrated as the birthday of Lord Rama. The occasion is celebrated with traditional gaiety and fanfare in most parts of the country. The name of Lord Rama has significance not just for religious purpose. His life and times have been recorded in many versions of Ramayana...

For the big leap

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

History of mankind is the history of quantum leaps amidst plateaus of status quo. Till 1954 it was believed that human beings cannot run a mile in less than Four minutes. And this belief was nursed since ages. But on May 6, 1954 a British Medical Student Roger Bannister broke...

The guns of prosperity

Sunday, 11 Mar 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

A news item reporting a recent shootout at a Florida school in the US that killed 17 people proved once again that all is not well with the fancied American society. If children go to schools with the fear of being murdered by gunmen on the lunatic fringe, there is...


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