An Indian Expatriate

The Road not Taken
Rajan would have been overjoyed with the idea of settling in England, when he was young. However the opportunity came almost fifty years late! He was seventy two, when he lost his spouse and his son who was forty two, resided in England came to India for a month for his mother’s last rites. Rajan’s daughter in law as well as his two grand children were busy with their live...
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Partings

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A friend of mine lost his mother a few days back. It was an utmost tragedy for him. He left for his home town by the morning flight. Being at a very important post he returned after completing his mother’s last rites in a few days. We met privately once, while I paid my condolence and he shared his grief with me. He was in tears and he confessed that he had reconstructed his a...
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Fear of Dying

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I have suffered with the fear of dying, a phobia which I share with millions. On this subject I am glad to share a study published in TOI today, “Dying is less terrifying and sad than you think”. The research says that people who are dying are far more positive about it than people expect. It is a mind blowing revelation and it demolishes the myth I along with many have liv...
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No Alcohol Drinking during the Festival

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Alcohol has become an important factor in social circles in many cultures. Almost in every country during the festivals, people prefer alcoholic drinks. Thus alcohol has become the most widely used recreational drug in the world. It is a legal drug which is available without any prescription. Though Amitava Dasgupta in his article, The Science of Drinking, has mentioned that dr...
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What death is , my view!

I have been thinking about death for many years. It is a natural thought for every one.It has been answered differently in different religions and in different cultures. My interpretation is as per my own understanding and that is what is important for me. I saw the trunk of an old tree which had fallen, while walking through a jungle . The tree had lived probably for tw...
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