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Contrasts

Whether we like it or not, the world always operates in binaries. Everything has two aspects. There are good times, and bad times. In every person there is a Dr. Jekyll side as well as a Mr. Hyde side. You might now start to wonder what I am trying to tackle this time. This article is about doing what is not done, thinking what is not thought of, and dreaming what is not dreamt of. Simply, it is to look at the contrasts in life. And as you read on, you will, I sincerely hope you will realize that...

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Simple Joys We Often Miss

People are born to complain. We complain about everything- from the shampoo not giving the exact effects to the number of vehicles on the road, we complain. While we notice everything negative in life, there are simple joys we miss. From the breaking dawn to the setting sun, we miss these simple, yet soothing gifts of nature. There are people who pay hundreds to go to spas and meditation classes. It is good. There is nothing wrong with it. But, the same tranquility and the same feeling of peace can be enjoyed free of charge if we step out...

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To Kill an Unborn..

There are things, precisely a lot of things, which we see as unwanted. What we normally do with unwanted things is getting rid of them. We dump them. Surprisingly enough, the world has arrived at such an advanced stage, that more and more ‘living’ are also dumped as unwanted. Nailing this down on the point, babies have become unwanted in the modern world. And there is at least, at the very least, one baby found from garbage piles somewhere on the globe every day. This is a serious discussion, and this article will have to be endless to discuss...

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When a girl is born…

I was sixteen when I first found the horrors of a female birth in some parts of the world. I remember reading a newspaper article which said that in rural Indian villages, when a girl child is born, she is killed and hidden. I was shocked with disbelief. The article gave reasons like poverty, inability to provide a dowry at a later point in life, the hardships of protective upbringing of a girl child… and so on. But nothing justified this cruel insanity to me. So let us talk about this myth of the girl child being a burden....

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Hiroshima

He is a survivor of the atomic bomb and I met him accidentally in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. He carries his own wooden bird feeder every time he comes to the park and fixes it on the backrest of the bench. Facing the Atomic Bomb Dome, he feeds the sparrows in the evening. In Japan survivors of the atomic bomb are considered very special. Their number is limited, and they are living testimonies of the history and memories of war. However, this gentleman introduced himself as a ‘Hibakusha’ (Japanese term for survivors of the atomic bomb), and...

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