“Babumoshai, Zindagi Aur Maut Uparwale Ke Hath Hai Jahanpanah”

Recently, a number of friends and collegues have left us…… जाने कब सांस रुक जाए, गर्म खून हो जाए सर्द? यह जो महल हमने बनाये हैं, कब हो जाएँ गर्द? जाने कब फरमान आ जाए मौत के शेहन-शाह का? कौन जाने कहाँ है मुकाम ज़िन्दगी की राह का? तिनका तिनका बटोर कर बनाया है जो आशियां, हमसफ़र ओ रहबरों का बढ़ता हुआ ये कारवां, कठपुतलियां हैं सब, जाने किस को […]

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SHRI KRISHNA BLESSED FACEBOOK GROUP YKDN!

We have a Facebook group called ‘Yaad Kiya Dil Ne’ with the following description: “A group for serious music lovers who not just relish putting up and listening to songs but also identify these with Lyricists, Music Directors, Singers and Actors who brought the songs to us. The group pays tributes to these four classes of people on their birth and death anniversaries. The group is also interested in sharing […]

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MERA, APNA, HAMARA SONGS FEST ON YKDN – MY SONGS

Last night we concluded the Mera, Apna, Hamara Songs Fest on my Facebook group ‘Yaad Kiya Dil Ne’ at about 11 P.M. This Fest had large number of theme songs; I myself had a list of some 620 songs. It is, therefore, not possible for me to give all songs here. I am generally the organiser of the fests on YKDN. In addition, I participate like an ordinary participant with […]

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THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONS AND RELATIONSHIP(S)

Origins of Emotions and Relations I find Human Evolution as a very fascinating subject. Humans or homo sapiens, as we see them around now, at some point of history of primates, separated themselves from the apes (hominids). Genetic studies bring out that the history of primates is older than 85 million years ago. There have been many theories (in the absence of recorded history we have either theories or gospel […]

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HUMOUR AS A WAY OF LIFE

Sunbyanyname is the name of my blog. It is in sharp contrast to that period of  my life when it used to occur to me that life is a great burden, most people are unfair and self-centered and that human beings are condemned to live in bondage and disease throughout their miserable lives. My father had died prematurely of a jeep-accident at the age of fifty-six years and my having […]

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LOVE – THE GREATEST FEELING ON EARTH

Love and Life are two four-lettered words about whom volumes have been written by poets and writers alike. And yet, like writing about Nature, God and Beauty, there is always something more to write. There is a great deal of confusion whether Love is a selfless emotion or the most selfish of the emotions. It is selfless because when you love, in near absolute terms, you come to a point […]

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BEST OF ‘MAKE YOUR OWN QUOTES’ – ‘I THANK YOU, O’ GOD’ SERIES

It has been a little more than three  years since I put up in this blog ‘Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ and fifteen months since I put up here ‘Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ – Part II’. In these three years or so since the first blog-post and 38 months since I started with the Facebook Page called ‘Make Your Own Quotes’, a lot has happened. One, from […]

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FEAR IS THE KEY

I am fond of giving this example in my talks of a frog having fallen into a pit. A rabbit came there and cajoled the frog to come out of the pit by making all out efforts to do so. The frog just sat there at the bottom of the pit helplessly and resignedly. The rabbit motivated him with frequent shouts of “jump”, “yes you can”, “you can’t spend the […]

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PHILOSOPHIES THAT MAY HELP YOU

At the end of the last year I wrote an article titled: ‘Debatable Philosophies of Life’. I gave you five of them that have become obsolete and don’t make sense anymore. You may be tempted to ask as to which are the philosophies that would help you. In this article, I have listed some that have helped me. Philosophy #1 Have a World of Your Own This follows naturally from […]

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DEBATABLE PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE

One of the biggest truths about God’s Creation is that He/She/It made all virtues and evils Relative. The only Absolute is God Himself. Thanks to Albert Einstein, the Relativity of Time in the Universe is now somewhat well known to us. For others, please read my Absolute Virtue if you entertain any doubts. What an essay, at the end of the year, you may remark. The fact of the matter […]

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TIME AND RAINBOW

It suddenly appeared across the hill, across the river and the rocks. Before it appeared in its seven visible vibgyor colours, there was a wedding of giddad-giddadi (he and she jackal); as was the folklore to describe rain and sun appearing together. It appeared so near and yet so far. As a young boy I ran after it, to catch it in my little soiled hands, to bathe in its […]

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POLITICISATION OF RELIGION AND IDOL-WORSHIP IN INDIA

  After US President Barrack Obama’s last visit to India in Jan 2015, when he was the chief guest at our Republic day parade, I wrote an article titled ‘Is Communal Disharmony A Challenge To India’s March To Greatness?’ Talking to Delhi University students, he brought out that “No society is immune from the darkest impulses of men,” said Obama. “India will succeed so long as it is not splintered along […]

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NANAK SHAH FAKIR – THE MOVIE AND ITS MESSAGE

India is a nation of debates, discussions and controversies. Our news channels generate enough in a week to last us a few lifetimes. If you listen to a news hour debate anchored by Arnab Goswami, for example, you would conclude that he, by himself, can account for a major part of global-warming. Religious controversies, however, are not just an Indian phenomenon; all over the world, religious fervour and fanaticism can result into […]

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IS COMMUNAL DISHARMONY A CHALLENGE TO INDIA’S MARCH TO GREATNESS?

Historically, and I am talking about many hundred years ago or so, the Indian record of racial and communal indiscrimination had been better than the world’s average. At one time in our history, we didn’t require the kind of advice that the US President Barack Obama gave to Indians through his talk to the Delhi students recently when he visited us as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade. Obama […]

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BEST OF ‘MAKE YOUR OWN QUOTES’ – PART II

It has been less than two years since I put up in this blog ‘Best Of ‘Make Your Own Quotes’ ‘. In these 21 months since the post and 23 months since I started with the Facebook Page called ‘Make Your Own Quotes’, a lot has happened. One, from a membership of just 30 or so, the Page has a membership of nearly 500 now. Two, a number of (nearly […]

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