Are we too sensitive to what people say?

I have had the reputation of a controversial person, maybe even a scoundrel, for a major part of my life. I might have changed but the reputation about me didn’t. Only now, perhaps, are people beginning to treat me with respect (at least in Khar, Mumbai where I live). Believe me it is not too […]

Why is there a mental health crisis in India?

I have my own theory regarding why there is a problem of mental health in India. I suffer from a mental ailment myself and it is not surprising that I should find this subject interesting. From a Google search: WHO also estimates that about 7.5 per cent Indians suffer from some mental disorder and predicts […]

Why Right to Dissent is Important

As I write this one of the breaking news on NDTV is that Bollywood celebrities including Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu are facing Income tax raids. The only thing common amongst these names is that they had been vocal regarding political issues. Also just this Sunday there was an article in the Indian Express by […]

About Keeping the Mind Pure

I do work on quora.com regularly answering questions and letting people have the benefit of my knowledge (such as it is). While surfing the website I came across an excellent answer to the question: What’s something your spiritual teacher said you always remember? One lady called Parameswari Kumar gave an excellent answer that I would […]