Author: Manoj

  • Adapt or perish!

    Adapt or perish!

    As humans, we are at the top of the animal world, only because of our ability to adapt. Also, “survival of the fittest” does not really apply to human beings anymore. We have become good at protecting and supporting the not-so-fit among us. In the age of information, it is now the “survival of the […]

  • Words

    Words

    What are words, but lyrics of our lives, They sing in different tunes, of merry and of sorrow. In tongues of a thousand sorts, Every so often, to steal and to borrow. To convey love, hate, anger and joy, With our minds and hearts to toy, To share hope for what is to come, And […]

  • Growing up

    Growing up

    Growing up in life, I have heard a lot of adages. One of the things my dad used to say whenever I demanded things, just because my friends had or did, was — “If your friends ran and jumped into a well, would you do the same?” I wasn’t bold enough to tell my dad […]

  • The little things

    After the terrible twos, a parent can only hope that things improve. But little do we know that when they turn 3, kids become threenagers! Threenagers are a species with unlimited energy! Unbound curiosity; always listening; attention back-holes; and fearless adventurers! They listen to everything you say and use it in contexts unimaginable to you […]

  • ಈ ಕಾಲದ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿ!

    ಈ ಕಾಲದ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿ!

    ದುಡ್ಡಿನ ಮದ ತಲೆಯೇರಿ, ಅತಿಯಾಸೆಯ ಭೂತ ಬೆನ್ನೇರಿ, ಒ೦ದು ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿ ಕೂಗಿದ, ನಿಖಿಲ್ ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ಯಪ್ಪಾ? ರೇಶನ್ ಅಂಗಡಿಯ ಸಾಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ, ತರಕಾರಿಯ ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಒಮ್ಮೆಯೂ ಕಾಣದೆ ಜನ ಕೇಳಿದರು, ನಿಖಿಲ್ ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ಯಪ್ಪಾ? ತಾತನ ತೊಡೆ ಹತ್ತಿ, ಅಪ್ಪನ ಭುಜ ಏರಿ, ಜನರ ತಲೆಮೇಲೆ ಕಾಲಿಡಲು ಬ೦ದಿರುವ, ನಿಖಿಲ್ ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ಯಪ್ಪಾ? ಅರಹತೆ ಇಲ್ಲದ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವ, ಬುದ್ಧಿ ಇಲ್ಲದ ಜ್ಞಾನಿ, ತಾನೇ ಎದುರು ಬ೦ದಾಗ, ಕನ್ನಡಿ ಕೇಳಿತು – “ನಿಖಿಲ್ ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ಯಪ್ಪಾ?”