A water drop in the Ocean of Satyajit Ray 100

On the birth centenary month of Satyajit Ray, here’s a snippet from Wikipedia – Ray’s first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. This film, along with Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959), form The Apu Trilogy. […]

Publishing Industry in India and BTS of an Author

There are two types of publishing in India – self-publishing and traditional publishing. Some self-publishing firms are Notion Press, White Falcon Publishing, Partridge Publishing, Zorba Books, Power Publishers, Pothi, Educreation Publishing, 24×7 Publishing etc. Note that this list is not exhaustive and a simple Google search will reveal many more firms. Remember to do your […]

Parenting and Compound Interest

Women never disclose their true age, while men never disclose their correct salary. The origins and rationale behind this saying are unknown to me, but it surely throws light upon the evergreen beauty of women and the dominance of men in financial matters in a patriarchal society. Of course, times have changed, and so has […]

God, creation, worship, and power

An inherent universal nature of living organisms, who have the power, is to show that power in one or many forms. A politician shows power, a teacher may show power through selective student discrimination during private tuition, even carnivores in the jungle may show his power by killing other animals for securing his position in […]