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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Relationships- require a strong dosage of humane reciprocation

Relationships- require a strong dosage of humane reciprocation  

Living with certain humane values at all times preferably with everyone is the best reciprocation we can offer to the other souls.

Relationship, morality a long write up some of which are repetitions of certain things I have written on earlier occasions in my blog posts.

As you say Murali it is in many cases obvious that mostly socially enforced morality is due to lack of opportunity or capacity or both.

However, though this happens to be obviously one among the many facts we cannot become oblivious to other facts by over generalizing.

There are various layers and lies in relationships.

Physical and material comforts together predominate mostly.

Everything and anything that feed these needs therefore dominate most relationships at fundamental level though they may not dominate the discourse in society.

They are like a foundation as after all, we are basically animals of a particular species.

Refinement comes with effort, constant cultured upbringing, conscious awareness and intension to become and be a refined and more humane human being followed by manifestation of concomitant emotions and actions and sometimes refined behavior is also manifested through pretension.

So, which layers of relationships get prioritized and when, decide the quality and durability of a relationship.

That’s why in any relationship starting from birth till death there are multiple factors and facets of compatibility with all its expectations and reciprocations and hardly any relationship can be always hundred percent [100%] perfect on various compatibilities.

Besides, like in any aspect of life’s evolutionary trends multiple considerations are involved and injected into every form of relationship with changing circumstances, contexts and situations.

Therefore, trying to confine any relationship within any label as sacred, religious, socially important etc do not hold water for those very reasons.

However, all said and done real and strong relationships in realm of life, are not forged, framed or formed but they are founded on certain innately cherished impulses, common interests and inter related involvements and they need not necessarily have to be time bound –either until further notice or forever come what may.
The warranty of most relationships are based on certain positive values and feelings like unqualified  love or reciprocal treatment of kindness preferably manifested more frequently, besides trust, cooperation, comfort, compassion, humility, sharing and caring, willingness to adjust and to forgive , gratitude and so on.
But most marriages now, and I hold the society of elders guilty, have been reduced to a pompous wedding rituals followed by either openly negotiated or tacitly agreed upon contractual obligations.

The fundamentals of relationship in additions to positive values enumerated earlier are sentiments of various hues, spontaneous affections, emotions, attractions (of any aspect) devoid of socially anointed taboos.

Honestly, if we touch our consciousness and have a conversation with it, then, we all may review our relationships to redefine, refine, sincerely rework or dump them.

Living involves myriad methods and dynamics as it passes through various situations and contexts.

RelationShip is one of the many ships that float or sail through in the ocean of life.

Various factors are important, impact and influence different relationships at different times.

So, we need to understand the context, content, character and contribution of each and every relationship in proper perspective, rather than making over simplified or over general statements involving the word relationship.

So,  we need to develop, design and deliver deftly a well balanced combination of these various dimensions and dynamics which decide lot of things concerning our life , mainly our relationships- i.e. how we relate with everyone else, our own self, everything else and all that exists  and lives outside us and crops up inside us.

I am against usage of terms loosely as well as following things ritualistically without inner involvement.

Life is after all not mere chronology of existence but a meaningful topology of relationships.

We cannot experience life based on past templates nor future projections but can experience life as a live activity at present in the present situation or context.

However, we can imbue our attitude in dealing with any context with some time- tested humane values like compassion, love, forgiveness, humility, sharing and caring.

These will ensure that even during spur of the movement, spontaneous or short tempered reactions, the hurt or negative impact will be less or at least less violent.

Along with these attitudes we must also ensure that every word and deed are- out of concern - calculated, measured, nuanced and calibrated to the context but taking into consideration all the sensitivities and sensibilities of all involved.

Therefore, words and deeds have to be also   nice and diplomatically delivered.

Most importantly egocentric psychological interpretation of actions must be avoided because it will see adjustments or cooperation as compromise and so on.

Every relationship is a many faceted splendor and all the facets together contribute to the splendor, whether it is with persons, books, movies, any art, music, culture, tradition, gadgets, environment, vehicles or anything.

The splendor is revealed depending on what lights we use to see these facets.

The bright lights are good attitudes, adjustments, aesthetic appreciation, compromises, collaborations, co-operation, and contentment and so on.

The dim lights are confrontations, control and command mode behavior patterns, ego generated competing, manipulations, scheming, politicizing, hidden agenda, simmering discontent, lurking suspicions, ulterior motives, ingratitude and so on.

Every vibration of every action or reaction or situation is based on relationship i.e. how we relate to/with other persons and things and every relationship is based on reciprocation.

I feel in the ultimate analysis everything is about how we relate with others, with things, with ideologies, with various identities, with the whole environment etc that is going to determine our role and relevance in the world and in our own life. 

The poetry of life and relationship in general has some inherently important, interesting and inevitable refrain. They are broadly as given below and therefore during the course of this write up they may be repeated often:-

That everyone and everything is interconnected, inter related and interdependent in at least some aspects and with varying degrees of intensity.

Everything must be evaluated based on contextual relevance and contribution to life as a whole [which implies the whole physical environment as well as psychological and social environment].

 Every aspect of life has its own intrinsic and inherent attributes/merits which must be smoothly aligned with life and its myriad relationships through proper attitudes.

It is preferable to immerse any topic or subject matter, primarily and basically with its intrinsic elements/components/aspects/attributes intact, into a cauldron which has a mixture of all these- knowledge based analysis, limited perception based on frames of reference and scales of observation, skepticism , criticism, intellectual scrutiny, compassionate emotionalism, humane socialism, rational thinking, contextual relevance [ which includes too many components] , traditions, practical viability, psychological comfort, aesthetic sensitivity, scientific scrutiny etc and churn the cauldron without clinging on to any particular restrictive social, cultural or political or religious identity.

This process inevitably will bring out lot of outputs. We can exercise our freedom and sometimes select and choose some of the outputs. Sometimes the outputs will draw us.

Sometimes away from all or any of our intended searches and seeking, outside the circle of these known paradigms, almost tangentially serendipity will drag us to an oasis of serene clarity.

At all costs the intrinsic attributes must be the predominant factor so that whatever is thrown into the cauldron and however it is churned, the ultimate output must include those attributes so that evaluation is not distorted or desperately doctored to fit into any predefined and expected outcome.

So, what pans out ultimately depends on various factors and aspects some of which are explainable within the ken of logical and rational thinking but some are beyond these.

We can also observe uneasily how the human intellect polished by a rare faculty [compared to other species] of conscious awareness, capacity to think, store the knowledge, retrieve it for reference etc, is mostly, unwilling to take the risk of accepting the uncertain; the intellectually undecipherable and the inexplicable outcomes, even if such acceptance is branded, extolled and promoted as virtues of humility or modesty.

All said and done life has to be enjoyed through living and relationships have to be experienced in the churning process of life. We cannot mask them with any mumbo- jumbo or avoid them through any other means, imaginations, dreams etc however well packaged or marketed or sanctified they may be.

What is happening to relationships now?

Unfortunately, to use the commercial jargon, there is a paradigm shift in viewing relationship by some people of the present generation.

They compartmentalize relationship into different categories. They categorize relationship on a graph as useful, usable, allowing to be used and proportionately their different relationships get disturbed, degraded and destroyed. The more and more they allow themselves to be used for something by someone then it can gradually lead to depression and can at times even become deadly.

They think if betrayal can benefit why not give a kick to gratitude. They have no qualms about placing selfish personal comforts and gratifications over everything else.

That’s why relationships are researched with more emphasis on the prefixes and/or suffixes that are attached to them like marital relationship, professional relationship, family relationship, emotional relationship, intellectual relationship etc.  

These prefixes /suffixes indicate certain specific situations/contexts and certain elements /aspects/factors which predominate in a relationship. They do not define the totality of a relationship.

For example in a professional relationship one may not deal only with purely professional /official matter one will also be concerned about the personal welfare or circumstances either sad or happy one of the other with whom one is professionally engaged. Similarly by emotional relationship it does not mean just any particular emotion but also all other factors that form part of the relationship.

Relationships are not nets meant to get entangled but great networks of connectivity to catch completeness and gain from totality of everything because all are interconnected, inter related and interdependent in at least some aspects and with varying degrees of intensity.

But all relationships irrespective of the prefixes and suffixes they carry are based on certain time tested universal principles and certain humane values, it is these values which are the many facets that give the shine to relationships.

Living with certain humane values in our day to day life is worthier than any other great achievement. We do not need any expertise or special qualification or sanctions to practice these values.

For example sentiments of caring and sharing, if not towards all, at least towards people related to us and whom we come across in life is very important because the impact of such values and principles are too tangible, stark and perhaps stinging at times.

Even when we are aware of all the components of relationships we cannot either make collages or collations and deal with relationship but as mentioned earlier life carries on its constant churning process through various aspects and unfortunately we are aware of only some aspects because of our selective frames of references and all other limitations.

So we must strive to live by certain positive values that we may have inherited and/or acquired and also try our best to bequeath the same to our children.

Very often people take the route of blaming the circumstances as that becomes an easy excuse and say because of various sufferings, problems, frustrations, failures etc they could not lead a life with certain positive values.

Similarly some people who become a little prosperous in their life either in power, pelf or position, they  let everything disappear under their super imposing ego which gets so inflated that they are clouded by a false sense of immortality to external things quiet oblivious of the mortal frame which houses such ego. 

What no one realizes is that we all are after all have certain inevitable limiting factors :- we have a mortal frame made of biochemical organisms which are bound to decay and die one day and even that like our birth is, in most cases, not chosen by us,  but happens all the same.

Reality is harsh and humbling in many ways. All of us always do what we can, what we want to and what we are destined to do. At times one or some of these things predominate over the rest. But irrespective of any of these three i.e. what we can, want to and destined to do, the platform from which we perform them are our inherent attributes and our attitudes.

Unless these two are tuned properly the frequency at which we may encounter life will be jarring and make us realize things the very harsh way.

So, living with certain humane values at all times preferably with everyone is the best reciprocation we can offer to the other souls.

TV serials in India

Mistake is not television channels but people still wasting time passively watching many channels. Choice is ours.

We can always get a big screen PC or Lab top and watch many entertaining, informative and useful stuff as well.

All said and done Indians are far far behind in audio visual media for various reasons which are too voluminous to mention here.

They have lost creativity and originality long back; the rare good ones in any Indian language in audio visual media are at best a copies.

Added to these we have become too sensitive to allow anything different ;

Culturally we have become too sensitive and are looking for controversies and resort to unloving criticism if at all anyone attempts anything different .

This has fertilized a breed of upstarts with perversion who superficially extrapolate socialistic justifications for aesthetic arts and look for aesthetic beauty in social reforms.

There is a overall perversion, chaos and excessive politicization of both Left and Right extremism wherein the casualty is art,culture and entertainment .

News channels,the less we talk about them the better, in brief, are all paid and focus mainly on scandals and controversies-business wise correct and once in a while present some positivism like a pinch of salt in huge cauldron of Sambar, to ensure our blood pressure does not shoot up.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Questions and Answers

Tom Stoppard, “My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers”.

Some such quotes shake up the thought process and stir us to reflect on our past, present and future and end up setting us to question lot of things in the process.

1. Oh what a quote from Tom Stoppard, “My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers”.

2. Excellent and I used to say these in my adolescent life but then slowly life's experiences splashed the scent of humility on me [I use the word scent because we are not sure which letter is silent in ‘scent’ either the‘s’ or ‘c’] and humility too lingers only temporarily like a whiff of scent till the pungent fragrances of ego, prosperity, popularity and so on drive it away or subdue it or place it in abeyance.

3. Slowly after that I started seeking answers to many things and at some point realized the meaning of also awaiting questions for some answers probably because as Ram Dass  says, “Across planes of consciousness, we have to live with the paradox that opposite things can be simultaneously true.” 

4. However, I never failed nor still fail to question anything as I feel that educates me in a way and also help me to get better clarity, not necessarily acceptance or approval or rejection or refusal as Rainer Maria Rilke says, “I beg you… to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

There are certain questions for which one can never get convincing and satisfactory answers but just ask the question and remain silent because they have to be realized or felt as indicated in Tirumoolar Tirumanthiram in a verse titled, Kelvi ketu amidhal’

Even Voltaire said, “Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is”.

Then ultimately I realize the immense value of this statement.
विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद्याति पात्रताम् 
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम् 
vidyA dadAti vinayaM, vinayAdyAti pAtratAM |
pAtratvAddhanamApnoti, dhanAddharmaMtataH sukhaM || 5 ||

(true/complete) knowledge gives discipline [humility], from discipline [humility] comes worthiness, from worthiness one gets wealth, from wealth (one does) good deeds, from that (comes) joy.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


If we create a wordle for ‘Diversity’ then it may throw up certain inevitable terms which have very deep meanings, multiple shades of meanings and myriad interpretations.

All these are almost eternally relevant, present, and unavoidable but need to be understood in proper perspective without either denying or defying them.

They are broadly:- Variety, Identity veneration, Extremism, Division, Synergy, Tolerance, Global outlook and governance, Unity, Perspective and Attitude.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Politics as a predominant and all pervasive factor

Politics is a very important and inevitable component of social evolution.

Politics, can we avoid it in any domain?

And does punctuation really requires a very fastidious scrutiny?

Well. One cannot play an instrument without tuning nor paint a canvass without drenching the brush in paint.

1. When everything from the price and quality of tooth paste you use after you wake up in the early morning to the electricity charges for your bed room night lamp is determined by political dispensation of some form or other it is rather bad to be indifferent to politics, though one need not or can refrain from active or hyper active participation and also avoid getting entrenched in it.

2. Let me address this punctuation issue and then come to the rest.

When thoughts, ideas, opinions gush forth like a cascade or a cyclone little do they bother about the twigs and saplings on the way. The flow and force get prioritized and the recipient is not even in the scheme of things.
I suggest everyone to read one of world’s leading linguist Steven Pinker’s [of Harvard ]‘The sense of style’ -‘The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century’ -from page 284 on Punctuation. This chapter covers very comprehensively the complete width and depth of  the uses and usefulness of punctuations.
“ The problem for the writer is that punctuation indicates prosody in some places, syntax in others, and neither of them consistently anywhere…..Even the sticklers cannot agree how to stickle….In 2003 the journalist Lynne Truss in her wonderful book ‘Eats, Shoots &Leaves’ ..decries the punctuation errors she  spotted in ads,..newspapers. In 2004 New Yorker Review the critic Louis Menand decries punctuation errors he spotted in Truss’s book. In Guardian …the English scholar John Mullan decries the punctuation flaws he spotted in Menand’s review”
The world functions on thoughts and ideas and not punctuation marks.

3. Politics is so pervasive the more you avoid it the more you get drawn into it, so none of the subjects mentioned by you are unsullied by politics.

4. I have read the best books of politics in those domains namely science, language, philosophy and by extension history of civilization which involved these three subjects and I have also written blogs posts on these for which I shall give the links.

5. Before I proceed further by politics we can broadly mean or confine our definition based on merely denotation [not the multiple connotations] as scheming, domination, command and control mechanism, appropriating or taking undue credits and allegations, depriving what is due to the correct entity or person. In this aspect politics is a very important component of social evolution.

6. Science:-

7. Language:-

8.  History: - Here I am confining only to recent ones for easy reference to authenticity

9. Philosophy:- what is meant by it?
Most of the popular encyclopedias on philosophy do not have even references to Ramana Maharishi, J. Krishna Murthy, Sri Aurobindou, Osho, Bertrand Russell, worse still Confucius, Voltaire some of the best philosophers.

10. The following badly made transcript of a speech is really worth reading for its content

11. Politics:-

12. Politics in arts is too vast.

13. Sports and politics go hand in hand and so in my opinion we cannot avoid politics in any domain.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Self conscious generation of balance, self restraint and synergy are the needs of the hour.

Self conscious generation of balance, self restraint and synergy are the needs of the hour.

A retired judge also has sent this to me [1] but I did not have time nor bother to read it.

So, Mahesh thanks a lot for reminding me so that I did not miss this excellent piece.

It is indeed a nice piece of wonderfully articulated instruction manual for many in most of the situations.
It is very apt and timely.

The biggest problem in this country is most of us have lot of great principles but we tend to prioritize the principle of expediency; prioritize justification over reason; prioritize ritualistic observations over contextual relevance; prioritize out-dated traditions over humanism; prioritize sanctity over social welfare and thereby allow self proclaimed liberals therefore to inject or extrapolate irrelevant social justice norms to demolish the inherent meaning, attributes, logic, beauty of many things.

All these follow a contorted logic of breaking the behavior of bondage with unbridled anarchy.

Somewhere a balance must be brought in and moderation must be made mandatory.

Unless we attend to this, the scourge of Identity and Extremism will haunt us for generations [2].

We live in a society which is hunting with telescopes for controversies, stethoscopes to auscultate [to listen] to sensitive statements and microscopes to mine out scandals and project all issues with great hype with profound superficiality of the main subject of discussion.

Free expression has become the preserve of a few and the rest will have to use diplomatically filtered nuanced terminologies cautiously and carefully slip them like a chef slipping a baby corn or chilli bhajji into a pan of boiling oil.

Inadvertent mistakes due to ignorance or gullibility or vulnerability or due to impressionable age without enough experience and then sometimes providence inflicted one may also occur, besides these intentional mistakes, errors, frauds are also committed by many or perhaps all in varying degrees with varying intensities either as inevitable aspect of compromises required to please societal pressures or what in modern day we call it as contextual convenience like no time to take care of the old, no time to spend with the child or entertain relations etc.

Worst part is committing frauds with impunity and sometimes as a matter of entitlement, privilege and prestige is all the more rampant at present.

Unless the correction comes from within the individual or system, the counter to these could become counterproductive or chaotic as in the case of BCCI.

It is only a question of how much is too much or how far is too far or how bad is too dangerous.

Human beings are tuned to take pleasure in gambling, guessing, predicting, exploring multiple options/possibilities and experiment all and then through experience get educated or enlightened.

So, everywhere human beings like to use as a strategy of circumventing the norms, manipulating, looking for short cuts and loop holes, and seeking multiple interpretations out of context of even great scriptures and so on.

But then, wherever possible for a just and preferably less problematic and more peaceful cohabitation of human beings as a species we also require framing, forming and following certain set of rules.

Besides these human beings also inherently have the tendency to command, control and dominate for which often these very rules cross the limit and try to treat the whole human species as a homogenous or uniform group to be governed and controlled.
Homogenization leading to hegemony as in the case of  Roman empire, Nazism, Spanish inquisition and so on.

Human ingenuity to create avenues is not centered on anything but tangential in its path.
It is myriads of melodies, multiple mutations which unfortunately need to be harmonized with synergy and syncretism to survive smoothly as a species.     
There is no species known as 100% perfect, satisfied, content, capable, happy, peaceful human being;
It is because some parts or pieces try to dominate our thoughts, ideas, activities and our whole being;

If we use only excess of heart and be too emotional and cry when someone is suffering from accident with broken leg and dripping blood on the road no use. We must use our brain and take him to a hospital;

If we use only excess of brain and dry intellect and philosophize without emotion like when our parent dies if we stand and say ‘anyway everyone born must die one day’ we lack the heart and we do not acknowledge our emotional and sentimental attachment to them;

If we use only excess of material comforts and think only about it then we become a well equipped robots without heart, brain or life;

If we use only excess of pursuit of spiritual enlightenment and neglect our physical well being then we not only misuse the human body and also become a burden to others;

These are predispositions or conditions which exist in varying degrees in every individual.

So, balance is required and there cannot be any single template for balance for all for all times because at different contexts or situations different faculties must predominate to create optimum utility.

Single individual also cannot be or may not be capable of manifesting this balance spontaneously in every situation or context because his or her predominant feature or characteristic or disposition will block the person from doing it effectively.

This is where team work is important with clear cut roles and responsibilities to be carried with professionalism and synergy towards desired goal.

This applies in all domains.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Inherent meaning,attributes,logic,beauty beyond self styled liberals claim to be rational

Everything has its own inherent meaning,attributes,logic,beauty which may not and need not fit into what is projected and perceived and sometimes also irrelevantly trying to proclaim as not satisfying the requirements of an ideal social justice norms which those self styled liberals claim to be rational.

Hyper emotional, over reactive and exaggeration

Some of the causes of oil spills are equipment break down, natural disasters and accidents and of course there are also easily avoidable mistakes and intentionally inflicted atrocious actions like sabotage, disposing of unwanted oil into sea etc.

But then unless and until the appropriate agencies investigate we cannot assume or conclude anything.

My points are, of lately:-

Why we have this tendency to become hyper emotional and over reactive to every issue?

Why should we over exaggerate or despise anything or anyone?

Why can’t we see accidents as accidents and get down to remedial measures to repair the damages that have been caused?

Why do we need to find fault with someone or blame something for every issue blindly?

Why do we jump to conspiracy theories on all issues?

One of the most common causes of oil spill is an accident due to various factors.

I remember Henry Miller who said, ““Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.”


But then acronym is one of the most instantly impactful rhetorical device as well as useful and effective mnemonic tool, all the more effective if one can pack in the denotations, connotations and probable definitions in it. It is an obsessive disorder worth having like bibliophile or melomaniac or a musicophile. I use it extensively for example

Two dragons one the Paid lies of MSM and the self styled experts of social media forwarders.

Over simplification, hyper ventilation and other weaknesses of our present society portend dangerous trends.

Sir first all these need radical changes in the constitution.

Our constitution itself is not an original one taking into account any factor of our regional peculiarities into consideration or any cultural context.

It is a tinkered version of some other works.

So, over simplification put forth as suggestions as an emotional reaction or even as a reasonable notion may not fructify in reality however well intended it may be.

Though, it may evoke some responses, reactions, responsible and reasonable debates.

Unfortunately we as a nation also suffer from certain great weaknesses in many spheres which we never bother to address and even when someone addresses them we are keener on assigning ulterior motives rather than long term benefits that such measures can deliver to all.

Most of us have very healthy public opinions and filthy private operations.

For example, when someone has a heart attack we seek the opinion of a cardiac specialist, when someone has a tooth ache we rush to the dentist. We do not even bother to inform our regular family general physician who has been treating us for the past many decades.

Is it wrong? No, it is only logical because we need specialist opinion, specialist involvement whether it is attending to drainage blockage or blood vessel blockage.

But how many of our big business houses or medium business operators trust professionals to run the whole business, empower professionals to make decisions professionally without the interference of promoters, owners, or investors. Though by all means they can involve, suggest, advice and even object but allow the professionals a freehand.

I am just referring as an example to a small segment of social life and if we look deeper this benign cancer is operating in all realms.

Unfortunately, this inherent indifference to specialization is getting replaced and the gullible public and volatile youth are also swung between the two dragons one the Paid lies of MSM [main stream media] and the self styled experts of social media forwarders.

These destroy not only well informed debates and deliberations but replace it with some form of ideological populism which is excessively spiced up like most Indian dishes are and they are also self destructive .

Whisper of rumors, sliver of fictions, quiver of reactions snowballing into mass opinions and reality through social media can bury the importance of social media as bias and lies have buried most of the MSMs [Main Stream Media].

In the context of politics, political leadership involves multiple skill sets, most of which have nothing to do with any academic qualification, family affiliation or affluence.

Some of them could be listed as:-  a natural flair and ability to run an administration, organize, command and control mechanism with firm [sometimes authoritarian] decision making abilities, alertness to tackle manipulations and maneuvers, manage many characters, individuals and issues, grasp public sentiments and grab every opportunity to increase political power, clarity of understanding based on vision and an ability to manage a team to carry out that with a missionary zeal.

So, finding fault with politicians, blaming them for everything and making totally impractical to implement suggestions are ploys and easy escape routes to divert the attention of the masses from making or even attempting make well informed choices or decisions.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Circadian rhythm

There are many possibilities and probabilities that exist between, besides and beyond these portrayals of ‘yes and no’ models.

This Circadian rhythm is known to many for many years.

The basis of evolution in any sphere is about change, metamorphosis and adaptation and not status quo or stagnation.

It is one of the many important aspects of nature’s importance and impact on life.

But then what do mothers of babies do? They remain awake mostly at night.

What do rag pickers all over the world do? Can they do it during day time?

Can pilots and train drivers prefer to operate only between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.?

What about night patrolling police force can they sleep?

What about news paper distribution?

What about milk that gets delivered at home by 4 or 5 a.m.?

What about the viewers of these types of shows [mostly useless and blunting and wrapping thinking]?

Life as it is now, has evolved through centuries of various permutations and is constantly trying to adapt to emerging situations and trends.

All other species do not use computers and internet or lights.

Elephant can eat raw tree barks and a tiger can see very well in the dark can human being do these?

Life must not be debated in terms of a pendulum swinging between fixed polarities of yes or no; good or bad; right or wrong; vice or virtue; moral or immoral and so on.

There are many possibilities and probabilities that exist between, besides and beyond these portrayals of ‘yes and no’ models.

Polarities, opposites, varieties, contradictions are part of nature but they need not be and preferably must not be labeled as paradoxes, divisions and misused as discriminatory devices.

When such things are done in any sphere it smacks of intolerant perspective and a negative attitude.

On the contrary these polarities and differences remind us of the necessities of compromises, adjustments, tolerance etc.

Those who have the luxury of leading a life as per the circadian rhythm are blessed individuals.

Those who can eat and live on uncooked organic vegetables and fruits are lucky souls.

However, to hold it as an argument propounding it as the only correct mode of living is stretching the argument too much in unidirectional mode and not at all feasible or recommendable for the present day.

Human beings are blessed to be able to experiment many things and use them.

If some of them misuse them it is sad.

Similarly, if certain traditional comforts in life style are required to be compromised for a better trade off then comforts will give way to compromises.

Most of these TV debates, fortunately I never see, except when forwarded by someone in close circles in social media, are not only anchored by someone but they are also anchored to certain predetermined stance or position to influence the perception especially of youth of impressionable age and act as mass opinion molders for which many gullible persons fall a prey.

Instead make children watch interviews and debates BBC; they are really open and broad minded exchange of views.