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Sipla had grace, love, appreciative family and friends. There was comfort and satisfaction of being wanted by children and spouse. Now in late 30's, she had purpose and a sense of secured belongingness. Brought up in a protected environment, she was hesitant about opening up her inner mind with its uncertainties. The growing change in [...]
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Knowing that late night scary episodes are not good for health, Vir remained addicted, awaiting the trigger of that “other" experience. And surely, it surfaced. This time it was at early dawn. Just before awakening. And the Second Mind begins.   "He has done no wrong", says the mediator ; facing a group of men [...]
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The two neighbours met after decades. Both had changed in many ways. Reality had dawned but their innate nature of "not voicing out" still prevailed. Aarti and Dweep were of the similar age, both voracious readers, from hardworking families and somewhat confined into less controversial and shy means. They spoke of their growing-up memories of [...]
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"Phir yeh kya hua (What happened then)?" Jaya asks Vijay Anand at the end of the movie "Kora Kagaz" when things go cascadingly wrong and they become silent, disturbed participants. That was the discussion Debasish had with his erstwhile superior, who he bumped into after a decade, about the wrong things that happened in their [...]
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The journey began at birth; he was cuddled along, often reprimanded and instilled with ambition and hope. Shoonya had arrived on planet Earth and he was forever fascinated with its workings. Born to a family of teachers, he absorbed all; written words, for him, was godlike. He sensed early the power of mind electrons and [...]
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The burn was real. The hurt was not just to the apparel. The spark from the cracker went straight to the chest, bruised the skin and left a mark - more of frustration. Returning home in an autorickshaw, Deep had this experience when a few were celebrating a wedding with unlawful crackers bursting on the [...]
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The famous “Avatar" greeting lines aptly described the bonding between Stella and her horse, Chytuk. Onlookers often wondered who took care of whom. Stella's professional help met all comfort needs of Chytuk, who was adored by her with constant love-pats, hugs and soothing murmurs. Stella was a skilled equestrian; maneuvering Chytuk in difficult show jumped [...]
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The Carnile family had hit gold. Their "Dating Engine" was mean. It had everything that everyone wanted. A matho-logic invention predicting much valued marriage enabling-cum-corrective events; thousands of simulations telling what to suppress or enhance and whom to avoid or chase. Scores of little machine, "wo-men", did profile mapping from the behaviors of countless subjects [...]
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DareVin made his life, a long experiment in survival. Brought up in an orphanage, he felt privileged to learn and do things on his own. Experiments of stoics, saints, sufis and Great Doers were his primers. He sought reason, emotional neutrality and randomness-removal as his life goals; he taught himself to be a social scientist [...]
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Four year old Avian woke up to the bawling of his 6 month old sibling. Instinctively he felt his Raptors, T Rex's and the many varieties of his large dinosaur collections, fondly calling them his "D" family. They clearly dominated his behaviour, being true rivals to his family's attention. He knew each of the dinosaurs [...]
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