Pramod Pathak

The Forbidden Fruit

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” goes the popular saying. Maybe it needs to be clinically correlated, but nevertheless, the present world owes a lot to apple. In fact, humanity’s descent to planet earth is due to apple, if we take a cue from The Holy Bible. Was...

Requiem for democracy

Sunday, 08 Jul 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Aristotle once said that “Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotism”. How prophetic? Something said more than two thousand years ago is being debated these days globally and for valid reasons. Democracy,the rule by the people is now transforming into authoritarianism. The system is in retreat in many...

The Georgian feeling

Sunday, 01 Jul 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

When I was in Standard II, we were prescribed a wonderful geography book titled Lands and Life: People and Children of Wonderful Lands. In the first page of that book, there was a message in the preface addressed to the teacher. It said, the book is intended as an introduction...

The times of post-truth

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

These are the times of post-truth. Obviously, it is a logical sequel to the information age driven by data — cooked, invented and sometimes discovered. A scenario where the real is the surreal and the surreal is real. This is the post information society and media has become the instrument...

Getting into the real yoga

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice of acquiring mental, physical, and spiritual rigor. However, these are the means and not the end. Yoga aims for some much higher and loftier goal. To understand the primary objective of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga sutras are a valuable and authentic reference source. The “Yoga...

Craving for humanness

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

The technological sophistication, the mechanical life style, the race for perfection, the search for formula 1, that is the best way of life has sapped humanness out of human beings. And slowly but painfully human beings are realising this. Given the fact that the essence of human beings is humanness,...

Millennial pride

Sunday, 03 Jun 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Spirituality

Neighbours’ envy, owner’s pride’ was the punch line of a commercial promoting a popular Television brand in India a few decades ago. The advertisement had made waves as the innovative appeal had clicked with just about everyone.Today, we are in a different era. Television no longer is the product that...

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...


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