What Is Sweeter Than Belgian Chocolate? Read On To Know More

In 2009, I had taken a short sabbatical and visited South Africa to learn wildlife film-making. This was the first time I had been out of county for so long. I was excited because I knew that I am going to meet many students from different countries and befriend most of them. We were a … Continue reading What Is Sweeter Than Belgian Chocolate? Read On To Know More

It’s Never Too Late To Learn Photography, From A Master

I had known Anil Patel as my senior while working in a post-production studio in Mumbai. But that was not the only side. There were more and I explored them year after year. I had just begun my career, as a computer graphic artist, in 2000 and joined this studio. Anil was a quite senior … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late To Learn Photography, From A Master

Change Your Settings, Change Your Life

My internet was not working for a few days and I was working with my service provider to solve the issue. Both of us were confused about the solution. And hence, we were struggling. Finally, I could speak to one of their expert who told to check in one setting in the control panel. To … Continue reading Change Your Settings, Change Your Life

The FIRST STEP Is The First Step Towards A Successful And Prosperous Life

Taking the first step is the most difficult part; for most of the people. But, as it’s said that a thousand-mile journey starts with one step, the first step can take you far. I want to share some personal experiences with an emphasis on the first step. My father was a victim of the Partition … Continue reading The FIRST STEP Is The First Step Towards A Successful And Prosperous Life

This Man Built The First PC Of The 21st Century

Yes, you're right, he's the man who built the first personal computer of the 21st century. But you have to patient to read this article to understand the real fact. Tabrez Balbbale is my schoolmate from Mumbai. He's a computer geek; then and now. I was in my final year of college—in 2000—when I wanted … Continue reading This Man Built The First PC Of The 21st Century

This Pillar, Suddenly, Gives Me A Class!

If you're in Mumbai, you can find many such pillars in all railway stations. To me, it's not just a pillar but something much beyond. For those who don't know, this pillar signifies that the first-class compartment of the local train will stop here. And for those who don't know the class system in the … Continue reading This Pillar, Suddenly, Gives Me A Class!

She’s A BLOOMING MARVEL In The World Of Photography

The participation of women in photography goes back to the very origins of the process. Woman—they always add an extra flavor to whatever they do. And such is a story of this dazzling photographer. I met Megha Jabbar Thakar while working in the animation studio I worked for 10 years. She wasn't an active acquaintance but always had a charm one … Continue reading She’s A BLOOMING MARVEL In The World Of Photography

Security Comes With Compassion

Last evening, I visited a store in a shopping mall. The security guard was wishing everyone with his heart. I wished him with full energy and also thought to observe him for a while. I stood in a corner and observed around 100 people in an hour or so. I was surprised that almost no … Continue reading Security Comes With Compassion

Being Judgmental Brought Out The Worst In Me And The Best In Another

Sharing a story from real life experience. It’s about how soon we become judgmental; about people, without knowing about them. In 2014, I was on a no-money walking pilgrimage with my mentor from Ahmedabad to Udaipur. It was a 20-day trip through villages and forests. Somewhere in north Gujarat, there is a long stretch that … Continue reading Being Judgmental Brought Out The Worst In Me And The Best In Another

Life After Death

Ali was in his late teens, when he lost his father, in a cross-border terrorist combat. His father held an important position in the border security force. He was a brave soldier and had an epitaph in a small cemetery in his hometown, which was a very small village. Every day someone or the other … Continue reading Life After Death

Language No Bar

Bhoomarlal Bhammarlal Johri was the bohemian of the village. He attended school, up to nobody knows what grade, but he was very interested in geography. He wasn't employed anywhere as such but earned some money by doing odd jobs. He was a very talkative person and very popular in his village, but he wasn't famous … Continue reading Language No Bar

Hoodwinked

It’s said that there is no better judge than our own conscience, but some people in this world still try to cheat others. At the end of it, they do not know whether they cheated the other person or cheated themselves. The silence of a person is often taken as his cowardice, but the conscience … Continue reading Hoodwinked

Homeless Again

I am crying. I have been since morning. All night I witnessed my house being demolished and I just stood there a helpless feeble creature. So feeble, my existence did not seem to matter to the destroyers of this world. I could not even save my house. How am I supposed to save the nature? … Continue reading Homeless Again

HIV Positive

College days bring back a lot of memories for one and all. Some make you laugh, some hurt and some are just like treading an emotional line. Irrespective of what they might bring out in you, they’re beautiful. So, when I received the invite for my college alumni meet, I could barely contain my excitement. … Continue reading HIV Positive

Eureka! We Met Where We Left, 22 Years Ago

Every parting is a form of death and every reunion is a form of birth. That's the fun of going to a high school reunion: it's seeing the people who you were close to all those years ago, and re-exploring the relationships of the past. The sweetness of reunion is the joy of heaven. The tale … Continue reading Eureka! We Met Where We Left, 22 Years Ago

Green Revolution

It was a fresh misty morning. I woke up and was going through my post. There was a letter from the Environment Ministry informing me about my promotion and transfer. I had been promoted as the Chief Conservator of Forests and transferred to Manas National Park in the north-eastern province of India. My happiness on … Continue reading Green Revolution

The Modi, Who Is One Of The Most Influential CFOs Of India

I had never heard the word CFO in my life till I met Dinesh Modi in the animation studio I worked in. It was somewhere in 2008-09 that this person joined and on inquiry, I discovered that he's supposed to be the chief for the financial matters of the company. I didn't understand much about … Continue reading The Modi, Who Is One Of The Most Influential CFOs Of India

Wild By Head, Wild By Heart And Wild By Hands

I had been to South Africa to learn Wildlife Film-making in 2009. I was the first Indian to attend this prestigious program, and so I was kind of famous all through the program. But I never knew that I had left such a deep impact on my professors that one day I got a call … Continue reading Wild By Head, Wild By Heart And Wild By Hands

The Messenger Of THE WORLD IS ONE FAMILY Ideology

This photograph by Saurabh Sawant has ignited a motley of emotions in my heart. There is nothing spectacular in this photograph but there's something beyond spectacle. One is a relative, the other stranger, say the small minded. The entire world is a family, live the magnanimous. Be detached, be magnanimous, lift up your mind, enjoy the fruit of eternal freedom. … Continue reading The Messenger Of THE WORLD IS ONE FAMILY Ideology

The Case Of My 4-Year-Long Sabbatical

Not everyone wants a break in their career and the thought of taking a sabbatical may have never entered your head. But if it has, then do consider the reasons it might benefit you: Shake things up: Frequently people want to break free from a rut they feel they are in. Rather than just taking time … Continue reading The Case Of My 4-Year-Long Sabbatical

Consolation Prize

Shri was a young boy, born and brought up in the famous north-Indian city of Varanasi. He was a very reserved boy in his early school years. Varanasi is one the most religious cities of India. The holy river the Ganga attracts millions of tourists and worshipers every year. The sight by the riverside is … Continue reading Consolation Prize

Common Man

On a bright Sunday morning, Sunish sat back, reading his favorite comic strip, in The Times of India. The cartoon series YOU SAID IT, by RK Laxman, had won the hearts of the masses—the reason was the character. The common man stood beside each incident in a common man's daily life. In the real democratic world, … Continue reading Common Man

A Loving Person Lives In A Loving World

There's always one such person that touches your heart and makes you see a new world. I also met one such person in 1997-98. Rohan Vaswani is a friend from the days of past glory—college days. As far as my memory goes, he was always a loving, relaxed dude; the cool types. Coming from an … Continue reading A Loving Person Lives In A Loving World

Man On A 100-Day Smile Mission

Pavan Manikanta Kumar is one of my new friends in life. I met him while volunteering for The Logical Indian community for social transformation. But this is not what excited me to write about him. There's a different perspective. He's on a 100-day smile mission—to keep smiling and share his picture on social media for 100 … Continue reading Man On A 100-Day Smile Mission