15 Aug

The True Meaning of Life

We are visitors on this planet.
We are here for ninety
Or one hundred years
at the very most.
During this period,
We must try to do something
good, something useful,
with our lives.
If you contribute to other
people’s happiness, you will
find the true goal,
the true meaning of life.
      – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

18 Mar

Aaj zindagi ka daawat mila hai

Mano chandi ki chhati sey pani par Chinaar ka patta gira ho, Os ney mano aaj dil ka darwaza khol diya, Mano aaj saawan bichhrey yaar sey mil raha ho, Mahina bhar sukhey gale ney lee aaj angrai, Eid mano aaj jhoomkar baras raha ho. Kehar barsai aasmaan ney; par aur nahi, Aaj dharti ki chhati cheer kar hariyali muskurai. Ek paudhey ney dujey sey keha, “sunharey din phir laut aye”. Chaudah baras beetey, Pushpak ki makhmal Ney aaj Bhagwan key chhalon ko bhar diya. Suni aakhon ney swaagat mein aaj [Read more ...]
02 Jan

A Gracious Welcome, and a Very Very Happy New Year 2005

My efforts at blogging have been hilarious at best. Twice I registered with Blogger, and twice I vanished without a harvest of toil. Apparently this was my only post in my second Blogger incarnation - written about 15 months back on the New Years day. I imported the post from Blogger (In case you did not know, WordPress provides an automated importing system from Blogger and some other blogging sites). I have deleted some comments which were either spams or link exchange requests.   A very [Read more ...]
16 Feb

St. Valentine without Valentine

[ad] One of the earliest mention of St. Valentine in serious literature comes in Chaucer's Parliament of fowls, back in 15th century. In that book two types of lovers are mentioned- the honourable, steadfast lover who would rather die than have anyone other than his one and only love (the tercel eagles in Chaucer's tale); and the smaller, realistic cocks and fowls who are always eager to find a quick way around the problems (if any), or switch their attention to some other desirable recipient faced [Read more ...]