The true value of money


“I wonder why these people act so cheap? It just cost a penny.” the child asked, glancing at a beggar filtering through a heap of waste.  “Why don’t you try borrowing money from them? Maybe then you’ll know why?” The father replied. – (c) boringbug

The other side of positive thinking


You are born wise. Despite not knowing all the answers, you don’t talk or argue back. Thereafter you grow older and impregnate yourself with negative thoughts. Thoughts full of “I can’t(s)”, resultant blocking your own good, frustrating and limiting yourself. When you block your thoughts with negative(s), you end up creating obstacles, impediments and delays…

Stop Hitting Your Snooze Button


We all aspire to be punctual and disciplined. Yet, whenever it comes to waking up in the morning and setting up a goal, we end up hitting the snooze button. Hitting it with such a pride as if it was the most beautiful thing ever. But what if I told you that even a glorious…

Stop worrying and start living


A college friend of mine, who happened to be anxiety-prone, once made an offhand comment about life being not much good. According to him, it was the fault in his stars which made him worry too much. Reading and mugging up the same texts, day in and day out, yet on the day of the…

High Time You Do Away With Toxic Relationships


We tend to stick with people and relationships. Dependency. Addiction. The primary causes and concerns of sticking with a turbulent person. Irrespective of our association with wrong people, knowing our innate doubts’ we tend to stay with them. Breeding our inner fears. Day in, day out. Ten to nine, nine to ten. Wasting our precious…

10 Insanely Toxic Habits We Need to Destroy to Be Successful


Everyone aims to be successful, yet not all want to face hardships and fight their demons off. In fact, a majority of us remain ignorant of our shortcomings, only to fall prey to our mistakes down the line. So how do all of us burn the fat, reduce our faults to the bone, and schedule…

The lazy flower


“Hey, get up!” He didn’t really feel like moving. It was an annoying routine. What was the worth of it? Get up, survive and sleep. Contributing to the world as they call it. “Get up, you weed!” “Yeah, yeah, I am up, you happy?” “You lazy ass, you have one job, just be up!” He…

A country obsessed with fairness.


“The following article is a rant on a country’s cultural obsession with fair complexion and the forever propelling fairness creams. An instilled commonwealth mind-set ide sync with the concept of beauty. Readers discretion advised.” In between a television advertisement and entertainment- a fair skin model with blond hair walks into an office for an interview….

Europeans and the myth of the Indian middle class.


Whenever I hear Europeans per se Indian equivalent of foreigners talking about the Indian middle class’ I often wonder what do they mean? What section of the Indian society are they referring to? Are they referring to the conventional wisdom consisting of the 601 million odd consumer class, or the few 100 million people with…

Art and Politics- Why terrorism should be condemned?


Title: Mahatma Tag: Non- Violence Form: Sketch Category: Political  Tool: 0.2 and 0.8 Micro-Black Point Pen Date: 15.11.2015 Purpose: To condemn the act(s) of terrorism worldwide, whether individual, private or state sponsored. The author does not believe in the concept religious terrorism but understands the fact that half of the act(s) of terrorism have had their inspirations from private teachings. The…

Warning: It ain’t over until the Fat Lady Sings so!


“Wake up! It’s afternoon already.” shouted my father, while waking me up. “It has been a month since you graduated. Yet, all you do is sit here and do nothing.  Do you have any ambition in life or all you want to do is sleep?“ Ambition? Did he ask me my ambitions? Well youngsters shouldn’t be…