The Marital Journey

Marriage is a social recognition of the coming together of two people with accompanying rights, duties and obligations towards each other, any children that result from the union, and each other’s families. While different cultures have different wedding rituals, the understanding of marriage as stated above, is almost universal with few variations. Traditionally, men and women have had different roles to play in the marriage, but with changing gender norms this is undergoing change as well, albeit slowly and perhaps painfully. Read More →

Addictions

One of the biggest afflictions facing modern society today is addiction to intoxicants and other substance. Most of us are aware of addiction related to drugs, tobacco, alcohol and perhaps even sex, because of the media blitz about celebrities dealing with various kinds of addiction. However, most of us unaware of other kinds of addictions which we ourselves may be prey to. The scary part is that addiction is closer than we think – in our communities, neighbourhood, amongst friends, and maybe even in our families! While such addiction could be due to substance abuse, the other types are addiction to money, power and fame. These are lesser known but just as incapacitating and harmful. Read More →

A New World Order

Human history, as compared to the history of the universe or even Planet Earth, is relatively short. Of course I mean this relatively speaking because for the human mind, 2.5 odd million years is not short by any stretch of imagination!

During this time, human beings have become increasingly more sophisticated until we have become the undisputed rulers of our planet. To get to where we are today, Read More →

The Quest for Meaning

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky in ‘The Brothers Karamazov’

“Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is my life’s purpose?” These questions have been troubling mankind for a long long time. These are not religious questions and nor are they limited to a certain age or community. Pastor Rick Warren, author of ‘The Purpose-Driven Life’, says that “spiritual emptiness is a universal disease” and that people across the world wonder, “”Is there more to life than this?” Read More →

What is the meaning of freedom

Freedom is an oft used term, perhaps even overused. But do we truly understand what it means? What does it mean to be free? A person who can think, speak and act when nobody else has the courage to do so, or can transcend the existing conditions of life, is said to be freer than others. Read More →