Philosophy

June 2017 – peace travel to Rishikesh

  The heatwave of June in Delhi and I went on an impromptu trip to Rishikesh (Hindi: ऋषिकेश , meaning ‘Lord of the Senses’). Rishikesh is one of the most revered holy places for Hindus in the Northern India and also known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. And the June school-vacation had made the rush look like we are all running for gold. More so due to the […]

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Bob’s Mob

Once there was Mob, to which was offered a job. And there was also one Bob, who also got a job. Mob became the System, Bob became the Cog. After a certain while the System needs Rob, called Bob an old hog. Bob called the Mob, (which is now the System). But the System is organised and Bob is overpriced. As Mob is now the System, and System is the […]

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Choosing my Christmas Tree

Spoilt by choice. This the opinion of many parents of their children. Of the guilt that people of “the-haves” types own most of the time they buy something new or own a new idea of their own life. After watching a video about the problems that ‘Choice’ has created in our lives, it appears to the viewer that they would be better off with a much reduced number of choices […]

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Living on the edge

Yesterday, November 24, 2015, Turkish fighter planes shot down a Russian bomber over the militarised Syrian airspace. Turkey claims the Russian fighter violated its sovereign airspace, while Russian authorities contend that the fighter was within Syrian airspace. Details will follow in the media, but what does it mean for me. Well, not much but also something important. ‘Not much’ as Russia cannot really do much about it except to impose […]

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The dilemma of the Japanese women

Talking to my Japanese colleague, he remarked that Japanese women like white European men more than Japanese men. While this was no shock to me after observing similar preference patterns in women in Thailand and Russia, it does not feel totally right to me and in this post I will try to analyse both sides (Asian men vs European men) on a purely materialistic platform. And by Asian men, I […]

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The Yakuza – love to hate…

Japan is a developed country. People live their complicated daily lives with a sense of decent physical security…by which I mean petty crimes are minimal…we don’t see much happening in the area of theft, burglary, fighting, etc. The populace lives in peace. But we know that man is just another social animal and this means there has to be certain ‘disturbing elements’ in each society, which are inclined to create […]

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Being cheap

The best things in life are free and easily available… Air , water, sunlight, food. Similarly, the best people are the cheap ones. The ones who can be reached easily without me trying to make much effort. They are open and kind. Much like me of course. If you don’t have these free things available to you the way you want them , then you seriously need to think about […]

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