Under the tree

It was raining heavily. Sara was sitting under the tree in her garden. On her lap was the head of Rob. Rob’s eyes were close. He was not breathing. His face was tranquil and his body cold. A small drop of tear came sliding down Sara’s cheek. Rob was no more.

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Don’t surrender leadership to farces

This is an excerpt from Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do by Robert H Schuller.

Farces are lies, masks. Often people of Asian, African and Spanish minority groups have been taught that they are genetically and intellectually inferior. Now that’s a farce, a mask, a lie ! If people say that one race is superior or inferior to other, don’t you believe it !.


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Not so close. Not so far

26th December 2004

Rohit was watching the television. And what he saw was really scary. The news report was about a massive tsunami caused in the aftermath of an earthquake in Sumatra. Then suddenly a face come to his mind. A face having striking blue eyes and a soft smile. The face of an old friend.

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A New Beginning

Shruti is a ragpicker. She is 10. She is not alone in this thing. There are another 200 children like her in Mohan Nagar who do this. Shruti has two siblings also, aged 5 and 3.

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5 minutes

Alok was on his bed, deep in thought, feeling insecure and frightened and lucky too. The night was silent. The weather was hot. Alok was thinking about his father and those 5 minutes with him which he had spent earlier that day.

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All of us have once or more met someone who had a very interesting story to tell. Those stories teach us, move us and always remain with us.


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