Category Archive for 'society'

familiarity breeds…?

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Familiarity breed contempt, when one is judgemental. Familiarity can breed synergy when one is non-judgemental. Some people may be interesting to get to know at first, but after a while once we get to know a bit more about the darker sides over time, a distance starts developing. Prejudices, grudges and so on keep on […]

intellectual but heartless

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Extremely intelligent and ‘well-educated’, Anders Behring Breivik learnt to make his own bomb using chemicals from fertilizers, use sophisticated weaponry, and plot and execute the whole thing. But SO completely cold and heartless. From the news…

we have met the enemy…

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

…and he is us   Pogo daily strip from Earth Day, 1971. (wiki) Its a tragic comedy that man would rather pursue breaking the sound barrier, than breaking the “somebody else” barrier. As long as we have the “somebody else” barrier, terrorism will thrive. Let us strive to put an end not to merely terror-ists, […]

roadside fun

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

If we observe the reactions of the people, it gives us a clue about how our mind expects things to be in a certain way. It shows how this merely mechanical mental machinery comes to a halt, when it comes across the unexpected! 😛 To be aware is to breathe life into the machinery.

can over a lakh of people be wrong?

Monday, June 6th, 2011

This was the question I was asked by a senior friend, when I said something critical about Yoga guru Baba Ramdev. I agree he’s got some very valid points, and the cause he’s taken up of uprooting corruption is undoubtedly a very valuable one. But being in such a prominent position, he shouldn’t be making […]

old gold run

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Old is Gold – Let’s Stand By Them For A Golden Society! Hi , I am Sanjay M , I pledge to make a difference to this world!!

lets run!

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Recently registered for the 10 km marathon in Bangalore (23rd May, Kanteerava Stadium). As I came to know of this run thanks to Omashram Home for the elderly (on facebook), I’m dedicating (see bangalore this run for them. The main beneficiary turns out to be myself, as I find the daily practicing for marathon […]

yet another somethingananda

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

3 days I listened to his excellent lecture on Astavakra Gita (he had not charged any money also). The value I got from those 3 days remains unchanged, valuable to me even now. Just the metaphor of not being like a cobbler, but seeing beyond the mere depth of the skin, caused a permanent shift […]

independence day – not just another holiday any more

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

This was a highlight in a mail from Today’s Kagga, which I feel is indeed true… Consider this movement for example… The Design for Giving Challenge is a contest applicable for kids between 10 to 13.. Interview with school kids… This video and movement reminds me of a really thought provoking movie… A social studies […]

children are the future

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I’ve heard this song countless times over the years. But somehow after my three day workshop for chilren’s camps last weekend, it makes more sense than ever. Here are the lyrics: