For most of us, irrespective of the age, trying to find God is an ongoing journey. Being born in a very religious family was a matter of great luck. Whereas the approach to life was all value-based; sharing, empathy, compassion, athithi devo bhava, respect for elders and teachers was seen as a part of life.
Uttarakhand is undergoing through the worst ever calamity. The stories of human greed and total absence of human kindness are disturbing. Politicians blaming each other is fine after all votes are crucial for their very survival. But where are the NGOs, Gurus, Swamis and super rich swamis when it comes to extending solace in Dev Bhumi?
Stress has become the biggest challenge to the evolving lifestyle. It has cascading ramifications on health of society impacting even the school going kids. Stress is a psychosomatic problem and needs to be managed not by drugs but by the most powerful tool at our disposal, and that is the mind.
China has intruded in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It's refusing to move out quoting flimsy logic. The nation awaits a tough response from the leadership but unfortunately that appears to be missing. We need to take charge. China is a bully, the more you compromise the more it will demand.