01 December, 2014


Source: Reuters

What connects people? What unites them? I had this thought in my mind after reading about the Ferguson Case. Indeed, it’s not easy, but, not that difficult either, I believe. After thinking for a while, I finally got the answer. Faith, I believe, connects us all! Faith helps in building relationships, scraps: insecurities, hatred and inequality. Just imagine a world where every individual has faith in the rest of the community. That world, I believe, is what we call Haven.
We (humans) are aggressive. Probably, it’s our nature. The aggression of ours can be assessed from our History. We have harmed the Nature, killed our own selves (by fighting countless wars), and are now destroying our very identity which we call humanity. We had reforms, reformers, revolutions, revolutionists, who have tried to make a difference, but, their sustenance is questionable in today’s era. It’s like we are not learning from our History. We are fighting for the land, for the territories, for the religion, for the peace etc. But, we need to fight for the mankind, for the elongation of our sustenance on our Planet. And for this, we have to have faith on our own selves.

Prayer for Faith (Source: Catholic Online)
Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in Thee.
Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful
and give peace and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God
and conversation with men,
so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession
may shine forth in sacred and secular conversation.
Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume
to be based on the experience of my thought and of my
but let it surrender to the testimony of the Holy Spirit,
and not have any better guarantee than in docility to
and to the authority of the magisterium of the Holy Church.


Source: quoteeveryday.com

15 November, 2014

From the Old School to the New School!

I studied in a Hindi Medium school till 5th standard. I had an excellent academics till that time. After 5th, my parents planned to admit me in an English Medium school. I was damn afraid. I always had that inferiority complex when it came to English schools. But, even after all my pleadings and promises of doing even better in the present school, I was admitted to the new school. I was a bit late in joining my 6th standard in the new school (1 & a half month almost). Then I had to cover the syllabus which was already covered and I was supposed to make a few friends from whom I had to borrow their 'fair copies' for copying. I did!
After then came the summer break. I was damn excited and a bit relieved too. I spent most of the 40-day break in making fair copies by copying from my friends'. But, I wasn't able to complete my Homework in time as most of my friends completed theirs at the last moment and I couldn't get the time to copy it! I couldn't do it myself either as the English Grammar was too hot for me to handle.
Well, the vacations got over. On the first day after vacation, in the morning assembly, our School Principal addressed us. She talked about different topics ranging from the significance of morning prayer and physical exercises to upcoming terminal exams and the significance of Homework. At the end of her speech, she asked, "Is there anyone who hasn't completed his homework?"
I thought that I'm gonna get in trouble if I don't raise my hand, as I thought that the teacher in the class will castigate me for not raising my hand in the morning assembly when the homework will be checked later in the morning. So, I raised my hand!
Principal asked me my name. I answered in my shivering voice. Then she asked me the reason for not completing the work. In my shivering voice, I made 'the second mistake of the morning' by saying, "No one gave me their Notebook to copy!"

The other half of the story:
The morning assemblies in typical Indian schools are noisy. Amidst the prattle, my excuse went unheard by the principal, but, my friends sitting around me got it! They chuckled and started murmuring. A few gazed at me too. I realized my mistake.
Principal asked again the reason for non-completion. It was the time to unleash Plan B! I started looking at the floor and behaved as if I'm the dumbest of the lot! As soon as the Principal shifted her attention from me, my friends pulled me down and I sat even when I wasn't told to do so. I got an important lesson that day: Plan B's are awesome!!!

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