Faraz …. uplifted

The Indian subcontinent has produced many poets, shāyars, authors, playwrights and performing artistes, all masters of their craft.  But, as is usually the case in societies colonized by external powers, it is the latter’s “culture” and other achievements that overshadow the accomplishments of the subdued peoples.  It is therefore not surprising that Pax Romana, Pax …

We are One

My wife and I recently went for lunch to a favourite café in our neighbourhood.  It was relatively quiet and we had a table all to ourselves in the private dining area.  A short while later our grandson who is not quite one yet, made a grand appearance riding on his father’s shoulder.  Initially a little …

Dosti … friendship

A friend recently drew my attention to an excellent book – “Travels with Epicurus” by Daniel Klein and quoted from it, that “Of all the things that wisdom provides to help one live one’s entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship.”  We may take possession of friendship but never …