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Rights to Education in Ancient India

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The Rights to Education in Ancient India are still a hot debate topic for the advocates of humanity. Even I have been intimidated by the discrimination the ancient Indians showed to the lower classes by denying them any education that was beyond their circle of skill or living.  Only the Kshathriyas and Brahmins were allowed the privilege of higher education. But by analyzing the living conditions and intellect of the age it is livid that basic education was provided to all, like basic arithmetic and life science.  Then why the discrimination in providing higher education? The reason was always  simple. In ancient India the most difficult of all arts was the art of archery. This was the highest and toughest art to be mastered as the sharp and sleek weapon fired off from a distance can hit the spot only with the trained knowledge of aligning the arrow and pulling back the string in perfect angle to the blowing wind or moving target and a miss of the target can easily be fatal to any livi…
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A Dispute On Nuptial Norms : New and Old

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From tender years, toddler to teenage The world beckons the young as inexperienced babes, May a few dozen years pass Let age win over all our past And yet the world finds the youth Naïve, young bohemian uncouth! Brains yet blooming from tiny buds, And hearts yet to learn beats and thuds May the physique shape up or education tone one To prove to us your maturity is to marry someone.
            If so, can we marry a body suitable to sleep with? Oh! Yes that’s easy, the family will tally height, weight and width.
            But can we marry a soul of our choice?             Ah, what joke! Beat your love to fall for the person your family poise.
            But can’t we not marry our heart’s desire?             Oh yes you  can if they wear your religious attire.
            But Love is Blind! Boundless! Bodiless! But the people are not, nor are societies and religions.
            But God is Love! And Love is religion! Who teaches thee! God is Cross, Fire and Call of Muezzin.
Seconds can teach faster tha…

Fear is Knowledge...

Fear is innate to all humans. Wait!! Innate?? sure??? Because its not. Surprised?? Oh well you have to be.
The truth is a small child is not afraid of anything or anyone until and unless you explain the possible dangers to the child. This means that no fear is innate or hereditary or whatever reasons you could possibly think of. Knowledge is the sole base of fear. You were never afraid of the bright and beautiful dancing flames of fire until you got burnt.You were never afraid of the sparkling foams of the ocean until you knew it was deadly deep and that there were sharks. It is always the knowledge of possible dangers or pain that causes fear.
The basic fear in every human is the fear of death which is an ultimate reality and unavoidable end.This knowledge of death spoils the fun of the entire stretch of life.

If we never have the knowledge of what bad could possibly come out of a thing... hopefully we would never be afraid.. People have always sought for antidote for fear.. and it …
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For years under the sepal shields We are sweetened and nurtured for the world to see
From all the kisses of seasons and winds We bloom for the forces to ravage us free
Born alone and destined to die alone We spend our life recklessly and bemoan! 
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How dreadful is to be the red rose,

Plucked out of life as a gift of Love...

It weathers away in a day or two,

A reminder of time left, just few...

Two can play the “Why” game

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“Why…?” .  Honestly this is the most challenging question I have ever faced in my life! It’s a very frequently asked ‘difficult to answer to’ question and it comes from everyone you meet!! I have often faltered to answer this simple and single syllable. Perhaps it’s because it was difficult for me to frame a reasonable answer that would be congruent and comprehensible by the society. Or else I’ll certainly be tagged insane or arrogant. Wow! How wonderful would that be!
 It’s never difficult to spin a yarn but it certainly is difficult to tell the society that I have only followed my heart and that I  don’t have an explanation… it would have been so much better if they believed the truth. But instead I always have to press my poor brain to work out the reason and if not like always make up a reason for something my heart is solely responsible for... Seriously, I have never won the gamble of reasoning with my heart.


I mean I really don’t know why I love the night but hate darkness, l…
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Climbers are in search of virgin/ unconquerable peaks and divers in search of reachable depths. But they often forget to close their eyes and pry inside themselves where the purest heights and deepest depths persists with even their valleys and surface still left undisturbed...


When You Are In Trouble

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If you are capable enough to get into trouble you are well capable of getting out of it too. It is just like climbing a tree. If you have taken the chance to climb up, you definitely can climb down too. But what makes you think you cannot climb down is the lack of faith in your grip and the fear of pain if you fall down. But think again, if you are not too high you can always jump down without hurting yourself. This is the easy way, but then again you will have to "let go" to "get down".

Even if the immensity of the trouble worries you,know that it was some decision or action you took that got you in there. So, again no one else but only you can save yourself from what you have done to yourself. If you are on a tree and can't get down, others can only advice you or bring you a ladder. You are the one to take the effort either to climb down the ladder or the tree. Else you can jump down with options of getting hurt.

To people who decide to stay...Well, what can I …

What light bulb teaches...

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Life is always submerged in darkness like the rest of the Universe. A powerful source like the Sun brightens it up. Similarly even among people darkness persists and to vile it away enlightened minds turn up. To be one of those enlightened soul is the secret desire of every mind. The path of spirituality is one method of attaining enlightenment. Yet again it is not an easy task. To lighten up the Entire Solar System Sun has to endure unimaginable torture of heat and melt at the core during the process. We can accept the fact that man has risen up to all circumstances to overcome darkness through artificial means; take light bulb as an example. But the principle that works with man is the same with the light bulb too. For the bulb to give light, the filament (soul) has to endure the high voltage of electricity and become red hot converting the resistance its material presents finally coming aglow to lighten up our world. Let this be the path our souls follow too to come aglow. Converti…

Being a woman...

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When I was a little girl I used to be afraid of darkness, light was my world of wonders... But as I grew light became my worst fear.. You might think why.. Because light helps me see.. Sight? why do I hate light because of my sight?? Light revealed the constant eyes staring at me, strong hands reaching to grasp at me, dangerous smiles, people in beguiles and darkness hides it all away.. I don't see in the darkness and people don't see me , I feel safe. Light makes me visible as well as them... When night descents it wraps me in the safety of darkness one which I felt only in my mother's womb. I remember that even I enclose within me that safe chamber of darkness.. The next day again as light tears through the darkness revealing me, that safe chamber of darkness becomes my sole weakness which again signals the eyes, the hands and the smiles my way... But then again I comfort myself that one day a new soul will feel safe again in my chamber of darkness preparing for the worl…

True Love

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Love is a term familiar to all… But what really means to be love is still pondered on! Why do people who know love fail to define love?? It’s a mere fact that Love is a feeling, an emotion that is hard to reciprocate in words… But if we really know what love is what makes a difference when the word ‘True’ precedes it!! For me love has always been beyond form… Love has such immense power to break away mundane ties… Love is never about losing something but gaining more than what you expect… As far as I have understood love has been that sublime feeling of care and safety that we get from our dear ones as well as the same we give… But above all love can only be that care and safety that can help us evolve.. This is the truth...  Evolution have always been the secret of every life form on Earth and this is exactly what love does.. It helps us evolve spiritually… But this doesn't  mean that when your beloved clad you in saffron and sandal coloured beads and helps you meditate… No! That’s…

Broken Dreams...

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We believe that it is people who shape dreams. But it is just a mere misunderstanding as it is dreams that always shape people. Dreaming at different scales from possible to impossible and from past to present , recreating a situation to subverting another and dreaming a perfect future out of memories, dreams of money, wedding, children, places, wishes, the list just expands out into infinity. Dreams may actually become real or else come close to real but mostly dreams remains dreams as such and this is when we say we have shattered dreams!!! How thoughtless of us if we believe that a shattered dream means end of life. Each dream like a piece of a crystal artwork shimmers in our mind's eye giving out brilliant rays of light as we polish and re-polish it. But the moment it breaks we often remain indifferent to what have become of the shattered pieces... They simply remain broken but each fragment gains its own shine. Yes, the dream shines not as a single whole but as different litt…