The Change

There are great many options for everybody to work on to decide the course of their future. Therefore, art of selection is one important requisite if one wants to distinguish oneself. The discerning people select their path carefully, based on several factors such as their risk-taking ability, passion, physical resources, knowledge, age, and strengths. In my past I had heard, s...
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The purpose of life

The question bothers everyone, but it holds more importance to a few. Today a man has an average life span in the developed countries of around seventy-nine and in developing countries of around sixty-nine. That is quite a long period for those who are concerned, whether their existence has any purpose. Life is an opportunity for everybody through which he experiences what all ...
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Why, I lost interest in Philanthropy?

When I was a student, I always wondered that why didn’t people help the needy? In my growing years I lost so many opportunities because I didn’t have the means. I lost scholarship in Sainik School, which could had been an ideal foundation to become a commissioned officer in Indian military, I lost an opportunity to study Engineering in IIT in spite of being selected. In my earl...
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Being a Novelist

My conscience would had pricked if I was reading a novel, sitting at home while my wife was at work in the office. I am past seventy, therefore I have passed the stage when friends or relatives’ capricious remarks might touch me. I had chosen writing to be my new profession at the age of sixty. I have produced four books. The time spent at home was part of the entrepreneurial e...
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How is my experience about writing?

I have read many books since the time I was a young boy. My earliest recollections are about my fascination for the hard bound children’s books, when my dad used to take me out for a treat to Hazratganj in Lucknow. The evenings were gay and there was a book shop, just outside my uncle’s garment shop which displayed various colourful children’s books like Cinderella, Red riding ...
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The Pandemic has made us prisoners.

It has been a long time that I have visited a well-tended garden. The main reason is that I am confined to my apartment on account of spread of the pandemic, Corona virus. What I read in social media or see in TV, the life for everybody has got impacted in the last one and a quarter year. In some ways I have benefitted being all to myself for most of the day. This time I spend ...
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My feelings about completing my engineering fifty years back in Delhi College of Engineering.

Our college was in old Delhi, in the locality named Kashmiri gate. The name was historically important because it was the northern gate of walled city of Delhi during Shahjehan’s rule in Mughal period. It was named Kashmiri Gate because it opened on the road which led to Kashmir. The background was also important because during first war of independence there were cannons attac...
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Transience of life.

Today was a sad day when one of our close relatives passed away. She was an endearing person, and I had sweet memories of her. Once more I got reminded about the fragility of life. On many occasions in the past, we had got into the discussions on some topics of mutual interests. What was most poignant about her attitude was, that she always had a pleasant smile on her face. She...
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A few comparisons between online learning and classroom learning.

My formal school and college education took place in classrooms. Because of Covid pandemic online education has received a big boost in current times. I shall say that both the systems have advantages and disadvantages. Elon musk Tesla and SpaceX founder once said that one goes to college to make friends and to imbibe the discipline, however he really learns on his own. I remem...
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What is your take on that?

Sometimes we read the novel first and watch the movie based on the novel later, sometimes it is the other way. Long-time back I thought that the novels were better than the movies. Like in case of ‘Gone with the Wind’ I found that the novel was better than the movie. However only a few years back I saw ‘The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo’. Later I read the novel by Stieg Larsson. I ...
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