A Contrarian View on Virtues

Display of courage or for that matter any inherent trait is quite essential. Like any other human attribute or acquired skill, reading, writing, driving, culinary skills, athletic abilities, physical or mental strength, characteristics such as courage, kindness, empathy, compassion or in general any virtue needs occasions of expression without which left unused and unexpressed these […]

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A Contrarian View On Vice

Any analysis of failure will sure throw up a pattern of repetitive mistakes. A series of such mistakes eventually causes the undoing of any active enterprise. Even in our lives, sufferers are found to be repeating similar kind of mistakes over and over again – giving rise to the idea of vice. Because the cause […]

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Stage Innovator

This bridge is not taut. Definitely not taut enough for one of the longest in the country. Whenever any automobile bumps over the metal girders that connect any two concrete blocks, multiples of which make up the whole bridge, it shakes and around the middle it wobbles. Once a couple who were standing there for […]

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Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virute Of Ignorance) is the new story. Explain?

It’s a fabulous mix- up of various themes. That much is too obvious to need counting off. But there is the obedient camera in there which as a friend of mine once remarked “almost makes you follow the story and its nuances.” It’s for the ‘perpetually distracted’ young people then. (Quotes because following virtual world […]

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Who’s Shirin Dalvi?

Tagged as Editor-in-hiding by NDTV, Shirin Dalvi, a Mumbai based journalist and the ex-editor of Urdu daily “Awadhnama” has just become, against her wishes of course, a member of the ‘Offenders of Sensitivities club. She earned the distinction after publishing an article on the Charlie Hebdo attacks where she used a cartoon depicting the most […]

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