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Saplings travel but banyan trees do not-46

April is the cruellest month - so said T.S.Eliot. And pray why was anyone born in April? Well, we did see the brunt of cruelty this month in countries like Yemen, Syria, parts of Iraq, Sicily, S.Korea and Nepal, with regard to humanity. Somehow Indians have no hand in it but we seem to be a lot inspired by Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus and Confucius. We seem to grow wheels on our feet, a new definition for explorers, and there is no stopping. These 20th and 21st century explorers, they can, or rather they will run, fly or sail to far off lands until an ethnic tragedy strikes the locals or a natural tragedy pounds the earth---earthquake. Then they have to run helter-skelter for refuge.
Recently, Nepal was not spared when an earthquake of high magnitude, 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the middle and eastern part of the nation. I was informed by some ex-Nepal visitors that 90% of the affected persons were Asian tourists of which most of them were from India. It was magnanimous of ou…

Hurry It’s late ….seems to be the Norm-45

It is often difficult to think like a man, though many a time I have wished to have been born a man, may be in my next life.
Nick Dunne describes his (dead) wife in  Gone Girl  he loved , “the lovely angles of the back of her head………….where one could define a shapely head and imagine the skull easily “ (Nick’s words ). Now what ensconced the skull is the grey matter quite was mysteriously layered in a lump and  the jelly like thing could  be a storehouse of information, locked in a bony cage called skull. Read the book for more…. Article 66 A…Freedom of expressionArticle 66 A of the Information Technology Act curbed free speech on Social Media this has been scrapped but this freedom will not be misused. The controversial section on IT Act can jail you for mouthing unpleasant words/vibes/emoticons on cyberspace. Now that is the loop if you misuse it you could be behind bars for three years. What it implies is that freedom is there  & will remain so, as long as you don’t unleash that …