Archive for: December 2014

Good Morning, 2015

Every faith sets aside a few days each year for a sort of temporary heaven on a patch of earthly time, where humans discover goodwill within a subconscious muzak.

The traditional Saint Nicholas statue in Demre, Turkey.

The traditional Saint Nicholas statue in Demre, Turkey.

We believe in God not because of, but in spite of His magnificent creation, man. There is nothing much left to learn from the track record of a morally bipolar race. In a past age, the Sufi messenger of peace, Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti came to India after the marauding Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni; in more contemporary times, the Gandhian Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan preceded the murderous Taliban.

The analogy might suggest a false equivalence, as if good and evil exist on this tense spinning ball called earth in a fifty-fifty trade-off. Most of our time is consumed either fending off or dealing with violence and its barbarous cousins. God is the stable ideal of all that we miss: love, security, justice in a world where pain is synonymous with life. Our need for justice is so desperate that we let our imagination get virulent in search of metaphors for hell. Continue Reading..


M J Akbar
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M J Akbar

Hocus Focus!

Focus your way to success! 

Hey you, yes, you there!

How often does your mind wander? How many tabs do you have open there? Are you just reading this or is it one of the many things that you are doing? Stop looking at your phone!

You see, getting a person’s focus is extremely difficult yet exceptionally simple. That’s a topic for another day as it deals with attracting focus. Continue Reading..


Kunal Kamath Sarpal
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Kunal Kamath Sarpal

“How can we help President Obama?” ~ Fidel Castro.

In what is a very symbolic move, President Barack Obama has moved to normalize ties with Cuba. This has gathered a lot of interest and has been hailed as a very historic moment. Such a claim has good reason too. To begin with, it ends the tension between Cuba and the USA which has been going on for over five decades since the establishment of Communism in Cuba and the overthrow of a US backed government led by Fulgencio Batista.

History of clash. Continue Reading..


Ashwath Komath
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Ashwath Komath