Love is common bandied word…and much abused…. a lot of us can’t differentiate between “love” and “like”. An attempt to put my thoughts in perspective here…. Love, more often than not, in our colloquial lives is associated with a specific activity or a set of activities as in marriage, sex , filial love etc…It is […]
Had to organize a funeral recently for a neighbor. Was aghast to find a reasonably young guy there checking with me whether the funeral pyre at the cemetery was one reserved for Brahmins!!! When I ignored him, he actually went up to the professional helpers at the cemetery and checked out with them. So much […]
There was a girl of 8 or 10 I had met years back when Pandit Jasraj had picked her up from her village since she had something in her, a spark for music.He took care of her totally in their house while teaching her music.Today, I heard her at a concert and I believe she […]
Can we do something, together?
The status of the elderly in today’s society is pathetic. The need to feel needed is an important human need for a dignified life and they are becoming increasingly irrelevant in this context. I see this as an increasing kind of abuse where an entire class of people is becoming irrelevant. Their conventional social roles […]
The increasing irrelevance of the elderly in contemporary society needs to be creatively and sensitively addressed. They are great resources of wisdom and common place intelligence, which are increasingly in short supply in society currently.Cross pollination of social causes services can utilize their services creatively, IMO.Given my footprint in the NGO/ allied sectors and personal […]