Most politicians are like some beautiful women. The exterior does the trick. Qualities really don’t matter. Such politicians are free from the extraordinary
It’s morning. A young man, dressed in a pair of shorts and a vest, arrives at a roadside tap. He places his bucket below the flowing water, which is cold and potable.
Where there was thirst, sweet water has been flowing; where there was painful paucity, delicious dishes have become a regular affair; where there were unimpressive houses,
Why books? Because they help us develop a vision of life, guide us and never fail us. I read my Holy Book. I stood corrected. I stood armed for life.
We age, our feelings, our dreams don’t. They merely slip into hibernation under the enormous burden of circumstances, which are such a regrettable corollary to human existence. My friend just experienced what we are discussing.
Our bus rolled into Kalagarh, India. It was winter and just before midnight. I wanted to check out on the foodstuff being hawked at the bus stand. Piping hot Indian fries are a pleasure when the temperature is low.
Whenever I see a picture like this I seriously wonder whether we are “fallen angels” or “risen apes.”
He strode across life with telling effect because he strode with conviction. And that conviction was the heartwarming consequence of a principled journey that we can safely attribute to the richness of the Emirati tradition and his unblemished upbringing.
If you wish to really enjoy life in all its shades then there should be a very clear and willing suspension of respect for social mores. The mores have to be done away with, a path of your own has to be created, a heart-pumping passionate vocabulary of your own has to be
Every time I see a tramp I am reminded of William Shakespeare. Both of them understood life better than all of us. The great English playwright calls it a meaningless idiot’s tale. The tramp’s response to life indicates that he too thinks it’s an idiot’s
Shaadaab S. Bakht, who worked for famous Indian dailies The Telegraph, The Pioneer, The Sentinel and wrote political commentaries for Tehelka.com, is Gulf Today’s Executive Editor.