To the people who are appalled by the death of the pregnant elephant...
I am continuously astonished by the outpouring of condemnation people have expressed to this unfortunate incident. And I am glad instead of staying silent, and ruling this case hopeless; you chose to speak against this cruelty. It humbles me to see people unanimously stand up for these animals.
Is "karma" a bitch?
"Karma" is one of the well-known words that English has adopted from Sanskrit. "Pundit" is another word which comes to my mind. However, the process of adoption distorts the words, many-a-times. "Pundit" does not mean the exact same thing, "Karma" does not sound anything like its root word, "कर्म".
Teaching about 'hatred'
"I guess I have to do it now. It does not feel right to tell my little boy about all the atrocities that has happened because of the race, gender, ethnicity, et cetera. I wish that poor innocent soul would never have to learn about it. But I do not want him to be unaware of the past."
What I wrote about 'patriotism' in September 2013
This is something I wrote in September 2013, for a morning assembly speech, but I did not write everything and did not explain everything. To deliver a speech, I used to pen down my thoughts on a piece of paper — to have an idea what came to my mind.