Why extra marital relationships are always bad

Marriage is a very important social institution in India.  It is the only institution that binds our Indian society together, and also takes us forward in terms of sanctity to such a sacred institution.  However, in recent times, there...

How to make big differences to lives of others

In India, thee are several festivals in all parts of the country.  Many or most of these have a big social dimension: they bring friends together, there is a big time feast, several friends and relatives get together, and in most of the cases,...

Unleashing the power of self

It might sound like basic common sense but it is not.  Each one of us is capable of becoming much better human beings, performing at our peak potential, and also developing into far better individuals, in terms of talents. Yes, we tend to...

The urge to make a big difference

There are many people who always think they can do something about their lives, big or small.  There there many others who simply say "it is always my fate", literally shutting the door to any suggestion. The latter group of people have to be...

A few decades ago, it was always assumed that labor, represented by strong Trade Unions, was the enemy number one of Management.  There used to be a massive distrust between the two parties and not a single day passed, when each party would...

How can we beat the "System?"

With each passing day, there are tensions all around.  Runaway inflation, which is now a real threat, seems to be simply zapping away all the energies of the middle class and the poor.  We do not have any respite from increasing oil...

Why joint families are still relevant

In India, we have various assumptions about social institutions.  We are also biased in our opinions, and the younger generation, which is now between 15 and 25 years old, think it is their birth right to virtually dismiss anything that is...

The Innocence Of Childhood

My childhood as I remember was the most amazing and beautiful time of my life the memories of which I will cherish forever. When I look back now I feel that every day of my childhood was a new beginning and I had no regrets.  We all love...

Inculcating self-discipline as a way of life

The Japanese have been credited with tremendous progress in their economic affairs.  There are many reasons attributed to such success  -- visionary leadership, their emphasis on technology, and so on.  While each of these things are...

Learning to cut down costs in family life

India is said to be one of the fastest growing nations in the world.  Our economy is poised to grow to the greatest levels, at even eight percent, accordingly to some experts.  While GDP growth is good for the country, as a whole,...

Happiness -- what exactly is it?

Hundreds of thousands of people, keeping on searching for happiness. Their search either takes them to the Himalayas or to Varanasi or to to the extreme end of India, that is, Rameswaram, or simply go on working like bulls for upwards of sixteen...

It is extremely dangerous to allow crimes against women to continue.  We should explore ways and means in which this could be done, but this is very urgent indeed. The starting point of reform could be schools where the teachers should...

As human beings, we are all endowed with the same emotions and feelings.  We are  good in some ways --what we call as strengths.   We also have some bad things in us, which sometimes get exhibited and, more often than not, when we...

Towards harmony in marital relationships

As Indians, we are experts at aping others.  We like to ape the West in any possible way. This is more so, in matters concerning the inter-personal relationships in families.  Indian marriages are now put to the most severe test, ever,...

A very disturbing trend that is increasingly seen among the urban nuclear families, particularly ones where both the husband and wife are employed, is to show a great deal of permissiveness towards children.  This is often done to make up for...

Inner Peace and Self Acceptance

Faith, belief, trust, humility, and confidence. These are the five keywords to success. We as a society today is experiencing lot of job opportunities and many new avenues has opened up. Today's youth has a lot of options. We all dream for a better...

Tribes of Chhotanagpur: Oraons, Mundas, Kharias and Santhals are the main tribes of Chhotanagpur plateau. Chhota Nagpur today consists of the modern day Jharkhand state, the northern districts of Odisha, the northern part of Chhatishgarh, the...

Greed or Selfishness is a disease from which the modern age suffers. It is in fact the basis of the capitalistic system, which is based on acquisitiveness. According to this system, if a person works for selfish ends he will works the most and that...

Some of the worst Phobias

Phobia- you are not alone It sounds weird but a fact that one out seven people all over the world suffer from some or the other kind of phobias. So if you are one of them who has something to fear about, you can rest easy, nothing much to worry. A...

Alcohol the mother of all evil We often hear about alcohol fueled violence from each and every part of country and whenever the news of young people getting drunk and then attacking other people in a gathering of marriage that too without any...

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