Author Archives: Abhilaaj

 Pintoo..the street dog I loved !

We named him Pintoo (may be the popular Indian nick name originated from the word : pint- sized). He was a street dog. One among about the litter of five or six, delivered outside our house at Pune in India a few years ago. We stayed on a feeder road. Not the main road, though. […]

 The Grandpa returns !

There was a lot of turmoil in the house that morning. We were all upset. We searched all the bedrooms of the big two storied house called The Haveli, we stayed at that time at Dehradun, in erstwhile UP, India. It was winter. By Indian standards, it was very cold, indeed. Some of the kids […]

 …..The dancing PeAcOcK of India: Sudha Chandran

The Macmillan book named ” Knock out challenges ” has included her among the top 10-exteaordinary people who had some physical disability like Hellen Keller, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Vincent Van Gogh and Stephen Hawking. Her story has got into school text books in many States of India. She proved that no handicap- however horrible- could […]

 Six two liners of the Saint Kabir

Kabīr (c. 1440 – c. 1518) was a mystic and a great saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabīr which means “The Great”. [Wikipedia] A few of his selected couplets of him are produced below. No, not translated by me. 1] Bada Hua To […]

 A glimpse of Subhashits from Dev-vani: (The language of Gods)

Question : What are Subhashits ? Ans: A subhashita (Sanskrit: सुभाषित) is a literary genre of Sanskrit epigrammatic poems and their message is an aphorism, maxim, advice, fact, truth, lesson or riddle. Su in Sanskrit means good; bhashita means spoken; which together literally means well spoken or eloquent saying. ( Source: Wickipedia ) Simple translations […]