On Life

Thoughts on life in general

A universal problem

Next to mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship, the most difficult one is between the worker (servant) and the owner (master).  To resolve…

America Anjaneya.

On 7th July 2013 in Vijay TV ‘Neeya Naya’ program the growing importance of learning English and diminishing the need of Tamil among the young…

Burden of History

History is not mere incident but a particular interpretation on that incident.  What we have now as ‘History’ (by the historians of all…

Burden of Scholars

For me scriptures (or any other literature) present an idealistic view of the author(s) than the realistic picture about the life of the people.  At…

Busyness is the curse of this age

In the past, before the IT companies came, we heard that ‘instant satisfaction is the curse of this age’.  More than that, now ‘becoming too…

Change and continuity

Change and continuity is the mark of our civilization.  While continuity with the past help us to have a strong foundation for our identity as…

Commercialization

We engage a professional thinking that she can do it in a better way than what we would do as an armature.  Accordingly the architect, after a…

Contractors and Consumers

Next to the politicians, (building) contractors are the one who exploit people’s ‘mazburi’ (Hindi word, ‘no other way’; dependency;…

Conviction vs. convenience.

Pluralism is a reality of life. We are pluralistic because our view of things changes over time. Indeed pluralism can help one keep a healthy balance…

Cricket too can teach

Some thing good can come out of Cricket I am not very interested in sports especially cricket. Even if it were the only game left on earth, I…

Critic and Criticism

‘Our critics are the unpaid guardian of our sols’, said Courie Ten Boom (I think the book name is: Not good if detached).  However sometime few…

Diversity is celebration of pluralism

Diversity is the strength rather than weakness.  It allows scope for accommodating minority view to have its legitimate space in every form of…

Don’t follow but be a leader

'Don't be the tail but be a head; don't be the bogey to be dragged by an engine, but be the engine; don't remain a follower; know you have…

Don’t make us to incur loss

I still struggle with one thing in my understanding the way the skilled labors work.  The main reason for us to engage a skilled labor is that not…

Individualism or Sentimentalism

The debate on Individualism versus sentimentalism held in Vijay TV, anchored by Gopinath (31-08-2014) was an excellent, informative and very useful…

Media Hegemony

Next to reading, I like to watch TV debates on important issues.  In fact some of my short articles (rather brainstorms) are based on such…

Need versus Desire

‘I discovered your page and noticed you could have a lot more traffic.  I have found that key to running a website is making sure the visitors you…

Rationalizing Relationships

Editor’s note: This is an updated article originally published on 26 October 2012. Yesterday’s (October 21st, 2012) program in Vijay T.V.…

Reconversion

Using people for one's own idealism or religious agenda is a crime against humanity. Some will never live out their ideals in their personal life,…

Reformation or Regeneration

People often talk about 'reform.' Yes, individuals, families, communities and society need to be reformed for people to live in a better way. And…

Relationship based on value and not for survival

‘In order to survive, the wild bores have to stay together without minding the burse and wounds that caused by their thorns when they stick…

Relationship cannot be replaced

'We are caught in a vicious circle of busyness and we don’t know how to come out of it’ (particularly in IT sector) was the question addressed to…

Religious harmony

In this morning Tamil News in Raj T. V. they said that since last 13 year one Hindu woman is keeping Ramzan fast. And while sharing this Raj T. V.…

Removing the Past and Introducing the New

Click here for the Tamil version of this post. There is a good saying in Tamil that ‘the old should be removed and the new should be…

Removing the Past, Introducing the New (Tamil)

(see the English version here) எழுதாத எழுத்து! சேலத்தில் வாசகர் வட்டம்,…

Right teaching wrong story

Recently a story was sent to us appreciating the moral teaching of it.  Initially though I too appreciated it.  But a further reflection on it…

Scientific religion?

People’s life in every period reflects that particular time than giving any specific interpretation to the past or predicting about the future. …

Sickness of this age

Business is the sickness or curse of this age.  Even a lazy person has to time for to be what he is.  Nothing wrong in being business.  However,…

Stoic indifference

According to Suki Sivam (Sun TV, 22, December, 2012) wisdom requires ‘silence’.  Whether you require it or not, yet wisdom requires it.  As…

Teaching

No teaching will be effective unless one is ready to ‘learn’.  But once ready to learn, one will always keep her physical and mental faculties…

Ten Vaishnavite Oaths

In this morning (April 8, 2007) in the National Tamil T.V. channel, one famous religious speaker (Sri Velukkudi Krishnan, from…

Text torture II

On August 31st in Podigai T.V. one speaker talking about Manimagalai one of the five famous Tamil epics said that Madavi in order to keep her…

Universalhood and Tamilians

Tamil is one of the richest and most ancient classical languages in the world. I am happy that I was born as a Tamilian and am able to enjoy this…

Western and Eastern Worldviews

While the Western system of elementary education is based on materialism, the Indian elementary education is based on 'human values,' says Suki Sivam…

What is the greatest of these?

Sri Suki Sivam is not only an orator and powerful speaker but also a radical person who challenges several conventions and brings forth things useful…

Which is More Profitable?

This morning Sri Suki Sivam’s sharing was more practical than idealistic. When he was invited to speak in one Forum at Coimbatore (Nannerikkazhagam…

Work Ethics

I often wonder why we Indians, particularly skilled labor never have work ethics.  When we are ready to pay what they demand for their labor, they…

Wrong answer to a right question

‘The answer which you are searching at various places by asking various questions to several people is finally within you.  Unless you find your…