Monthly Archives: September 2015

# Day 126 (The ‘solitary’ human)

“ Nobody can build the bridge for you to walk across the river of life, no one but you yourself alone. There are, to be sure, countless paths and bridges and demigods which would carry you across this river; but … Continue reading

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# Day 125 (‘Amor Fati’…love your fate!)

Friedrich Nietzsche, the late 19th century German philosopher, remained much neglected for many years due to the unfortunate association of his thought with German Nazis. The whys and wherefores of how that misrepresentation came about is a matter for more … Continue reading

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# Day 124 (Classroom Humour)

It’s an old debate over what happens in your classroom and also a comment on your efficacy as a teacher…”does humdrum ’teaching’ take place or does inspiring ‘learning’ happen.” You can undergo any amount of formal training and yet not … Continue reading

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# Day 123 (Give me this day my personal space…)

“What i find most annoying is the way everyone intrudes into your personal space here,” said one member who has since chosen to migrate and settle in another country. It was some years back and we were having a general … Continue reading

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# Day 122 (Some flower-nostalgia)

My morning walk amidst the beautifully landscaped environs of the gated community where our children live, brought on a sudden wave of nostalgia for the gardens of my childhood. Last night’s rain had washed the shrubs and trees, and the … Continue reading

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# Day 121 (The Fear Factor)

In the Bhagvad Gita, at the beginning of Chapter XVI (verse 1,2,3), Lord Krishna initiates a comparison between the divine nature and the demonic nature as found in creation. Topping the list of divine qualities is ~ ”abhayam” (to use … Continue reading

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# Day 120 (Of ‘Manners’ and men…)

‘Manners maketh the man’…this pithy dictum was impressed upon us by the nuns at the convent school we studied in, whenever they wanted to emphasise the importance of proper etiquette and good behaviour. To be quite honest, this attempt at … Continue reading

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