INDIANS – BARTERING CHARACTER FOR PROSPERITY

Dr Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, when asked by a small girl if he had a solution for rampant corruption in the country, replied, “Start with yourself, go on to the family and extend it to the community.” A very pragmatic advice.I saw hope in this. Afterall, even when we were a poorer country we had values that the world admired. By and large the Indian society was […]

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HAPPY DIWALI

She, a girl of five, In tattered clothes, And shattered hopes, Tugged at her mother’s torn sari nervously. Diwali; it was their big day.. For begging along Marine Drive. Rich people who came here To burst crackers, huge bombs and rockets That burst and filled the sky With myriad colours Were always in good mood To let the beggars have A miniscule part of the money That went up in […]

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