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Why there is suffering in the world?

Why there is suffering in the world?

Intriguingly, from this question stems another question—Is there suffering in this world?  Both being perceptions, which one is more relevant in context of life? To most of us adversities in life are perceived as suffering.  For others, though small in number, hardships offer opportunities to...

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What after 100% ?

What after 100% ?

15 Jun 2011, ominous day in India’s education system—cut off percentage for admission into a prestigious college in Delhi has hit the ceiling 100 percent! Sadly, our oft-repeated apprehension at Doon Youth Center (DYC) for more than a decade has come true. I recall an incident many years ago...

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Success—The elusive seven letter word

Success—The elusive seven letter word

‘Success is a journey not destination’ is an oft-repeated adage. On what criteria do I select that route is not clear to most. In route selection Stephen Covey’s thoughts—‘everyone is busy climbing the success ladder. No one pauses to think whether the ladder is leaning against the...

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Why am I doing, what I am doing ?

Why am I doing, what I am doing ?

To most of us this question may not make sense.  It did not make sense to me either until my memorable climb of life in the Army interspersed with inconvenient experiences reached a plateau on retirement 16 years back. At 70 plus reappraisal of my life’s contours allows for critical analysis...

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Tuitions Bane or Boon ?

From childhood I witnessed, with mixed feelings, Dad’s relentless struggle managing the expenses in a middle class family of eight. But I grew up in a very safe and happy environment emulating the ethical life style of my parents. My schooling started in an affordable primary school, where...

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