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WHAT IS IT ABOUT DYING IN VARANASI?

What is it about dying in Varanasi (or Banaras or Kashi)? Death is an event in life that though sums up everything for a life, leaves a lifetime of thoughts and afterthoughts for others who are associated with the departed. It leaves a void that remains there, throughout. The pain, that is unbearable initially, becomes a way of life with ...

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WHEN YOU FEEL LETDOWN..

Developments making you feel low are part of your existence. They invariably come to you – and sometimes come to haunt you. Try hard but you are bound to feel so – its frequency depends on how you tackle it – and the first step (or the first offensive) that you need to take on this path – is – ...

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2016..A YEAR COMES..

Why do we celebrate events like a ‘new year day’ – in every calendar – when it doesn’t bring any qualitative change in life in practical terms? After all, if we don’t count exceptions, nothing much changes on a ‘tomorrow’ than what it is on a ‘today’. Well, it’s symbolic and therefore is important. It is always between ‘what is ...

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2015 GOES BY..REFLECTING ON..

It is always between ‘what changes from one calendar day to the next’ and ‘every day is a new day, a reservoir of hopes, a new opportunity to do, undo or redo things’. And it is always better to go with the later one – every day is a new day and every days is a new ‘you’. Welcome 2016. ...

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SURESH PRABHU’S ‘SOCIAL SENSITIVITY’ OF ‘SOCIAL MEDIA ALERTNESS’

TWEETS AND RETWEETS OF NOVEMBER 27 TWITTER POSTS BY SURESH PRABHU: Suresh Prabhu Retweeted Sapthagiri M ‏@SapthagiriM Nov 27 Neatness that I hardly saw before in railways stations.. Kacheguda right now.. @SCRailwayIndia @sureshpprabhu Suresh Prabhu Retweeted Ministry of Railways ‏@RailMinIndia Nov 27 NDLS- HWH is part of most congested section, long awaited capacity enhancement work is priority of MR @sureshpprabhu ...

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WE CAN DO A LOT BY BEING HONEST TO THEM AND TO US..

It is a busy public intersection in Delhi. All around are marketplaces, shops and big shopping malls. And there are street food vendors of all hues dotting the stretches on all sides. The traffic red light at this public intersection is quite a busy one with long queues of vehicles on each side waiting for the signal to turn green. ...

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LIFE AND DEATH: INEVITABILITIES, SO THINK OF EVERYTHING BUT THEM :)

Thought to share a brief but themed conversation I had with a friend the other day. Whenever we speak, life is the central theme we mostly talk about and we end up coming out to a point where we see some point. 🙂 Me: Life and death are inevitabilities so think of everything but them while you live. My friend: ...

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BEYOND THIS LIFE: 2000 POSTS ON 2 OCTOBER

Yesterday, I posted 2000th post on ‘Beyond This Life’, my first blogging platform. In over six years, since I started writing in organized way – since then, I have diversified my content platforms – starting other blogs and a complete website last year – but so far, ‘Beyond This Life’ has been the only omnibus place. And though, I had ...

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IN GOD’S OWN CITY (I)

Well, that is Varanasi for me. But during this trip back home, the first expression that came to my mind, while mapping its roads, is that the city should ban four-wheelers and other medium sized vehicles from most of its roads – especially in the second half of the day. It took me an hour to reach the Ganga’s Rajendra ...

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JANMASHTAMI IS STILL A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION BUT..

Today, as we know, and as we all must know, is Teachers’ Day – that is on birth anniversary of former President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan (and former Vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, my alma mater), and is also the death anniversary of great human-saint Mother Teresa. Therefore, September 5 is always a special day. But this year, the day has ...

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