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The real price of happiness

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Mankind’s life remains an unending quest for happiness. It is the purpose of life and all human actions are guided towards goals that are supposed to give happiness when achieved. Naturally, human being’s obsession with happiness is understandable. It is this obsession that makes humans find out the ways and...

Ads: Lying creatively?

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

There was a very interesting commercial shown on the television sometime back. The advertisement was about the promotion of a ceiling fan. The commercial started with a simple looking person going to a shop that was selling electrical goods. He wants to buy a fan and asks the shopkeeper to...

Trend of the times

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

A man shall do all the rational things but only after exploring all other possibilities” — famous words from Keynes spoken long back. But it seems people are now doing the rational things. Of course, they are doing it after exploring all other possibilities. So the most popular course in...

An Indian Renaissance

Sunday, 04 Feb 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Development of nations as a result of human efforts and history has established beyond doubt that sincere attempts at human resource development plays a crucial role in this. This is where the role of education becomes critical. But what’s unfortunate is that the education policy of our country has seen...

The essential Bhagavad Gita

Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

There is a story from the Mahabharata that when Arjuna had returned to Hastinapur, he one day requested Krishna to repeat the Gita. The Lord then admits that he will not be able to do it with the same effect as he could in the battlefield because he was then...

Reinventing education

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

In most of his addresses, Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India, always expressed concern about the ‘value’ crisis in society and talked about ‘resetting the moral compass’ of the nation. Pranab babu is a serious scholar and when someone like him talks about something, it is time for all...

Health of the nation

Sunday, 07 Jan 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

The nation’s approach to health needs to go from ‘reactive’ to ‘proactive’ One important indicator of a developed nation is the health of its citizens. For India, which is aspiring to enter the ‘developed nations’ club’, it is important to emphasise healthcare. It is a major challenge. Not only are we...

A thought for the New Year

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

There is a very insightful story from the life of famous singer Tansen. He was the court singer of Emperor Akbar and one of the nine jewels, the Navratna of the court. Such was the singing prowess of Tansen that many seemingly impossible feats would be performed by his melodious...

Saving the law

Sunday, 24 Dec 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

The hallmark of a healthy democracy is the rule of law. And what is this rule of law? Equal rights to all, special privileges to none. The Indian democracy ensures this through the three institutions of Executive, Legislature and Judiciary. A free press, of course, is another institution to monitor...

Democracy and industrial peace

Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Though trends suggest that Industrial violence is not as prevalent as it used to be yet some incidents of the recent past do remind us that complacence will be dangerous. Even CEOs and executives may face the wrath of workers that gets aggravated due to perceived dissatisfaction. The episode of...


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