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Are we at the threshold of WWIII

History repeats itself, we fail to see the turn of the wheel

More than 75 years ago, a war started, which burnt almost whole of the world. today, we seem to stand at similar junction once again. Lines are being drawn. Sadly, like that time, it is not a straight line this time either. The characters have changed, the geography has changed, the boundaries have been redrawn but the theme remains the same. 

Enemy at the gate

Last some days, there has been a sense of unease at Indo-China border. The two countries at loggerhead is not a good news for the world. A border, which has seen skirmishes now and then had not witnessed a bullet being fired in last 20+ years. But all that changed last night with 3 of Indian Soldiers being dead due to psychiatric sino-attack on our commanding officer of the post. 


Two days ago, on Saturday morning, I received a call. It was related to blood requirement for an old lady. This was not the first blood donation request that I received since lockdown started. However on earlier occasion, I was on fast and could not be of help.

Being Corona Positive

The India has been under lockdown. It is about to continue for another two weeks. It may and should continue further. 

The asynchronized work pattern and presence of kids add another dimension to it. Since kids are more prone to go out in evening and all of a sudden all their 'freedom' is curtailed, they become cranky. At such a time apart from such crankiness, we are subjected to many negative news on electronic media and social media too. Wih all this going around, it becomes difficult to remain positive.


Driving on  a highway is always fun. Long, uninterrupted stretches of roads; no speed breaker; no population of pedestrians to be aware of and the speed to thrill the senses. Elements of nature's beauty, on both sides of the road, work as dash of spice and the countryside view is like a fresh whiff of aroma. - alas we end up missing most of this aroma and fragrance of spice in a hurry to reach out destination. 

they are back

A group of artists has written a letter against mob mentality in India and called India Lynchistan. 

Why is no one surprised?

Because it is like Deja Vu.

Similar set of people have been making noise on India being insecure for Muslims (calling them minority, which they are not - 18-20% of population is not minority) . in 2014-15, before Bihar election, the same lobby was up in arms. The same lobby was up in arms when Delhi elections were round the corner. 

Minding the mandate

An exercise which had been going on for more than 2 months now, has come to conclusion today with declaration of result of Indian general election. 

The mandate this time calls for a re-look.

Taking people for granted

Rulers have a habit of falling into a trap that 'We are the destiny of the nation/state'. This leads to taking people for granted. But this trap finally leads to downfall. 

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