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The secret of work (karma)

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Rajiv Roy
Swami Vivekananda’s preaching on Karma Yoga, that non-attachment is self-abnegation is increasingly felt in today’s time when men find themselves being totally swept away by their work. Men are involved in some work or the other and the problem starts when the work starts ruling over them. Men complain of work pressure so much these days that he has little time for parents, children and the wife. This is where Swamiji’s lecture on Karma Yoga at New York can relieve men from their problems at the workplace. He said that all these problems from work are arising out of two Sanskrit words – Pravritti, which means revolving towards and Nivritti, which means revolving away.

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Getting in touch with cultural sensitivity

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Subhajit Paul
Sitting by the sea shore on a Sunday evening and admiring some photographs stuck to the walls led me to think of an encounter with this amazing American lady who had been staying in India for the past 7 years. In conversation, she revealed that she owned a boutique and a roof-top food joint, in the beach town of Pondicherry. It was she who introduced me to the concept of Cultural Sensitivity.

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Taller than the men’s heels

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Rajiv Daulagapu
I like women who stand tall in their views, and it does feel nice that we are almost done with the phase where womenfolk would answer the men mildly standing behind the curtains. But now, youths and women in particular are voicing out their opinions freely. Ideas take birth and subsequently their counter-ideas are formed as well only to replace the earlier ones. But, I feel this 360* degree shift also calls to shake our invisible prejudices which sticks to us like our shadows.  New thoughts are formed faster than a skin cell getting replaced with a new one. However, I am just too curious to know what the male counterpart think. Is the male psyche confident enough to tame the yin energy or will he break apart in his own created ‘pain-ego’  which is also known as the male-ego.

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Does God need money to shower blessings?

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Harit Sambhabana Khandayatray
Corruption! Corruption! Corruption! The general notion of people in India regarding corruption is the illegal or dishonest way of earning money, mainly in the field of politics. One day or the other we often come across the same news- the M.P,XYZ is arrested in a scam, the minister is held for taking bribe; well, there are endless instances. But, these days, we can find corruption in almost all the aspects of our lives and one of such aspects is our spiritual life through which we link ourselves to the Almighty. Corruption in clergy is one of the reasons for the growing disbelief in God (or in spiritualism). Though we hear and come across the mischief of the temple priests in newspapers and television news channels.

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Lest We Be Banned

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Colonel Kamaldish Chaturvedi
Ban….Ban….Ban….
For Ban the very being we are,
For all the wisdoms carried.
Ban the very thoughts we have, for not to question thee.




Ban….Ban….Ban….
For you are the Chosen One’s!!!
Bestowed  with our Rights and Wrongs.
Ban the very Beings who chose you, for not to question thee.

Ban….Ban….Ban….
The very Ideas of who you are and what we….
And where the Twain shall meet?
For being uncomfortable as they are,for not to question thee.

Ban….Ban….Ban….o you Custodians,
The very idea if it occurs.
Of deaths of Hunger,Rape and Genocide,
While leave my religion alone.

Ban….Ban….Ban….
Everything in name of Constitution…. as a compilation of mere numbers!!!
For who else better in Number Theory?For  Nineteen and Sixty Six are sheer numbers.
For one is Odd and the other Even.

Ban….Ban….Ban….
If you have made yourself worthy enough!!!
For Don’t Ban…Don’t Ban…the very God,
For  God’s have not erred in making us all Equal.

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