Imagine a world where men and women live as antagonistic species. How would they react when they learn about their shared past....
We think that we look after and nurture our children, often overlooking how in their own way they do the same. They help us grow and expand in ways we never would, but for them.
Someone had mentioned on the flight to Ghana that the Prime Meridian and the Equator intersect at a spot near Accra. It is considered the centre of the earth based on imaginary lines that crisscross the globe. The idea was inexplicably fascinating; the spot exerted an incredible pull on my imagination.
It does represent audacity of hope. Right now it is one individual that is pushing it. but hope and tireless pursuit of knowledge and achievement is the hallmark of the human race on Earth.
In a sense, when I dwell on the issue of loneliness I feel it stems from our existence. In essence we come in this world alone, travel the journey of life also primarily with ourselves, and depart alone.
It was a different spiritual journey. For those who can’t meditate the conventional way, give rigorous physical activity a chance. It requires focus and discipline that has a much needed calming and soothing effect.
Last week, as I walked in Lodhi Garden with a full moon keeping me company in a winter evening, despite the Delhi air being of 'poor' quality, I tried to understand what about it is so enchanting.
So as it turns out, dengue, both medically (potentially) and metaphorically, gave me a new lease of life. It helped me bury my failures and losses and let me resurrect afresh.