The best journey takes you home

The prospect of going home is very appealing. What makes it even more appealing is the fact that there is someone waiting for you at home. That someone could be a parent, a spouse, a child or a friend and often due to the hectic pace of our life this special someone is taken for …

In-dependen(t)ce Day

Recently India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day. Are you, as a citizen, independent or it was just a ceremonial and decorated day. Flaunting wearing tri-colour one day and your true colours for the rest of the year is rudimentary/irrelevant anyway. Independence is symbolic. It’s a day which reminds us that we are free when for …

Need to be polite : Story of Dish with Fish

The story is told of two polite people who were having dinner together. On the table, there was a dish with one big piece of fish and one small piece of fish. They politely say to each other: “You may choose first.” “No, you may choose first.” This goes on for a while. Then the …

Just One Cigarette: Study

Anyone who has ever tried smoking probably remembers that first cigarette vividly. You will cough a lot.  It’s not that easy to learn to smoke but a lot harder to stop once started.   Can you become a daily smoker after trying just one cigarette? Apparently so. For every five people who try the first cigarette, …